Known For: Directing · Gender: Female
Daisy Sylvan (July 12, 1874 - Unknown), born Elena Mazzantini, was an Italian film studio owner, producer, director, and actress in the silent era. She was the founder of Daisy Film, which produced ...Bolscevismo?? (...Bolshevism, 1922) and Sovrana (Sovereign, 1923), both considered lost films.
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Sylvan married Francesco Rosso in Rome in 1897. The couple officially separated in 1902, though remained legally married until Rosso's death in 1920. Sylvan and Rosso had at least one child (a son) together.
Sylvan was born Elena Mazzantini in Rome on July 12, 1874. Her parentage is unknown, although it is unlikely that she was born to aristocrats, as was once thought.Little is known about Sylvan's early life and career. It is likely that she studied with well-known actor and acting coach Luigi Rasi in Florence. In 1918, Sylvan announced that she had written two film scripts, presumably for ...Bolscevismo?? and Sovrana. In 1919, Sylvan legally established her own production company, Daisy Film, located on Via Strozzi in Florence. Both films were completed in 1920, though seemingly not distributed until 1922 and 1923, respectively. Sylvan was plagued by accusations of union violations throughout her tenure as studio head. Records suggest that Sylvan may have unlawfully terminated workers at Daisy Film, though it is likely that these infractions were amplified in the press by Sylvan's professional rivals.