March 28, 2016
ELSA MARTINELLI AUTODROMO
A few wonderful photographs of Elsa Martinelli crossed my radar while researching materials for an upcoming book project. As many Spy Vibers will know, Martinelli (b. Jan 30, 1935) starred in one of my favorite films, The 10th Victim (Elio Petri/1965), along with Ursula Andress (Dr. No, Casino Royale) and Marcello Mastroianni (La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2). She began her career as a model and actress in the early 1950s and saw great success by mid-decade with roles opposite Kirk Douglas (The Indian Fighter) and a Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1956 for Donatella. She worked steadily between Europe and the US in the 1960s, playing roles in high-profile productions such as The Trial by Orson Welles, The V.I.P.s, Hatari!, and Candy. Spy Vibers may know her best from the films The 10th Victim and Maroc 7 (1967). Martinelli then stayed closer to home, appearing in European movies up through the 1990s. Here she is as a rally driver in 1966 on the set of How I Learned to Love Women by Luciano Salce (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Anyone Can Play, City Under Siege) at the Autodromo Roma photographed by star shutterbug Angelo Frantoni. Start your engines with Elsa and make it a great week. Enjoy!
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