Born in Akron, Rome grew up in a wealthy, Jewish family in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Her father was president of a plastics corporation in the Akron area. She started her career in 1969 in the British movie Some Girls Do. She then appeared in Italian films, often playing the young, seemingly innocent American abroad, and also in Spaghetti Westerns. Subsequently she made forays into German film and television. Since the late 90s she has acted in Italian TV films and series. At the beginnings of the 1980s, Rome became an icon of the aerobics craze and published workout videos as well as the album "Aerobic Fitness Dancing", produced by Frank Farian and recorded in German, Spanish and Italian. As a singer, she recorded the single "Angelo prepotente" (1980) in Italian, English ("For You") and German ("Wozu"). She also recorded a cover version of Marty Balin's hit "Hearts". In 1973, she married Emilio Lari; subsequently, she converted to Catholicism and married the gerontologist Roberto Bernabei. She has been living in Italy - ironically, in Rome - since the early 1970s.
Movies & TV shows
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The life of Saint Peter, a reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own.
Callas & Onassis
Maria Callas, one of the most talented opera singers of her time, seemed to have it all. Coming from humble origins, she always felt slighted by her mother's preference for her sister. She grew up in ...
Pope John XXIII
This is a two-part Italian television mini-series directed by Giorgio Capitani and broadcasted in April 2002 on Rai Uno. It is the life story of Pope John XXIII, nicknamed "the good Pope".
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Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth
The story of Padre Pio (1887-1968) from the onset of the stigmata during World War I, when he prayed that soldiers' suffering be his, until his death. The story is told by Emilia, Pio's friend, to a V...
Don Matteo is a Catholic priest who has an extraordinary ability to read people and solve crimes. He didn't want to help an innocent person, so he never met them.
The young, sickly girl Bernadette comes from a poverty-stricken family. When the Virgin Mary appears to her in a cavern near Lourdes, no one takes the girl seriously, even when she digs up a wellsprin...
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Die Harald Schmidt Show
Die Harald Schmidt Show is a German late night talk show hosted on Sky Deutschland by comedian Harald Schmidt. The show first aired from 5 December 1995 to 23 December 2003 on Sat.1. Schmidt then move...
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Romanza final (Gayarre)
The biography of one of the best singers of all times is of Julian Gayarre. A professor at the Conservatory of Music in Madrid heard him sing for the first time at 19 and offered him a scholarship to ...
Red Bells Part I: Mexico on Fire
A chronicle of the Russian and Mexican revolutions in the early 20th century.
Red Bells Part II: I Saw the Birth of a New World
Sergei Bondarchuk wrote the second part of his biography of John Reed. The American journalist and his wife, Louise Bryant, were in Petrograd in October 1917 on the eve of the Bolshevik revolution.
A small carnival is in dire financial straits. Their show is attracting fewer and fewer paying customers, as their "attractions" are ageing, out of shape and beset by internal feuds and bickering. One...
Low-budget superhero flick about a young man given a mystical medallion by a South American shaman, in order to become a puma- empowered champion like his father before him. In trying to locate the yo...
The Crazy Neighbors 2
Fermin and Julio are two married men whose wives, Justina and Mireya, are political leaders. While Justine is part of a conservative party, Mireya leads one that is feminist. Their husbands have becom...
Formula 1 - Speed fever
Interspersed with interviews that the actress Sydne Rome gives to some of the most famous "Formula 1" champions - from Lauda to Regazzoni, from Andretti to Fittipaldi, from Villeneuve to Reutemann - t...
Just a Gigolo
After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him-- he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decided t...
Il Mostro is a 1977 Italian thriller film directed by Luigi Zampa and starring Johnny Dorelli.
Stop Calling Me Baby!
A man hires a P.I. to find a sexy woman he fell in love with. The woman lives with her underage teen sister who dreams about having sex for the first time, but wants a real man. That's when the P.I. s...
Sex with a Smile
Five short comic sketches, all unrelated to each other, except that they are all expressions of Italian sexual humor.
That Lucky Touch
A European arms dealer (Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a NATO war games meeting. N...
Bored aristocratic Parisian couples begin affairs with each other which only brings trouble.
The Killer Must Kill Again
Giorgio Mainardi, a womanizer, plans to rid himself of his wealthy wife Norma. He happens to see a sinister figure disposing of a body and seizes the opportunity to make a deal in which the killer wi...
Order to Assassinate
The story concerns a mob family, headed by gambling czar Jose Ferrer. When one of family's hit men (Helmut Berger) fails to come up to expectations, Ferrer orders the man's execution.
The Baby Sitter
Michelle, a French sculptor living in Rome, is told of a job babysitting a rich man's son by her new friend Ann, an actress. When she arrives at the boy's house, she discovers that he in fact has been...
One Must Live Dangerously
Richard is a private detective. He makes a good money from marital infidelity: the deceived husband and wife generously paid him for proof of their infidelity "halves"...
An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening. Later he has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid and ...
A young American woman traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems quite right.
Man Called Amen
A very unlikely trio join forces in order to rob a bank: an ex-bandit called Smith, now a cheerful reverend, a nomadic artist and a pickpocket. Their plan is successful, however, and the three make of...
The Last Hours of a Virgin
A student passionate about photography is betrayed by his journalist friend to whom he had given in the interesting material. Disappointed, he makes his girlfriend abort, who dies during the operation...
Mr. Rossi lives in a small town. He works in a large financial company and is considered to be rather original and eccentric by his colleagues because he doesn't own a car and insist on rollerskating ...
So Long Gulliver
Story of a man with a double personality, on one side his character is honest and sincere, which makes him appreciate reality and participates with sorrow in the tragedies of our times: his other side...
Some Girls Do
The people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner have been involved in a series of unexplained accidents. A British agent is sent to investigate and with the h...
Alive or Preferably Dead
Two brothers, Monty and Ted, will inherit $300,000 if they manage to live together for six months.
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