Liana Orfei (born 6 June 1937) is an Italian actress and circus artist. She appeared in 37 films between 1959 and 1971.
Born in San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, daughter and niece of famous circus artists, since her childhood Orfei started her engagement in activities typical of the sector such as being a clown, a horsewoman and even a tamer of wild beasts. Her film career began in the late 1950s, when she played some secondary roles in several films of adventure and peplum genre and in some comedies. In a short time she landed more significant productions and roles, working with directors such as Ettore Scola, Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Dino Risi. She retired from acting after playing a role inspired on herself in Federico Fellini's I clowns (1970). She was also active on stage and in television.She is the cousin of the actress Moira Orfei.
Movies & TV shows
Fortunata y Jacinta
The love of two women for the same man, one as his mistress and the other as his wife, was shown. The lives of these characters are determined by the fabric of tradition, politics and intrigue of the ...
Fellini exposes his great attraction for the clowns and the world of the circus first recalling a childhood experience when the circus arrives nearby his home. Then he joins his crew and travel from I...
¡Cómo sois las mujeres!
Mario and Teresa are a seemingly happy marriage, but she reproaches that he does not value enough her work at home. As he is not willing to recognize the importance of domestic chores, Teresa offers h...
In this comedy, a guru’s groupie plans to seduce him so she can number him among her many conquests.
Django Kills Softly
Django arrives in the town of Santa Anna at the behest of a man named Sanders who'd been trying to buy safe passage for his cargo from a Mexican bandit named El Santo. Django finds that Sanders has be...
The Devil in Love
Two devils from Hell are sent to Earth to cause trouble. Belfagor and his faithful sidekick Adramalek must start a war between Rome and Florence in 1478.
Three episodes about Italian husbands and their relationships.
Duel of Fire
Obscure historical adventure about a fugitive who is forced into an alliance with a band of robbers.
Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.
Damon and Pythias
Damon is a thief who begins to question his beliefs after he meets Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers.
Hercules in the Valley of Woe
Two boxing promoters travel via time machine back to the days of Hercules, who must save them from Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde.
Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile
Chronicles the rise and fall of the woman who eventually became known as Queen Nefertiti.
Rage of the Buccaneers
The slave trade is fought by Gordon, The Black Pirate.
The Giant of Metropolis
Obro the muscleman (Gordon Mitchell) goes to Atlantis and sinks a death-ray king (Bella Cortez) who knows the secret of immortality.
A barbarian army attacks Viking settlements along the Russian steppes.
Terror of the Red Mask
In the 16th century Italy, Marco was hired by cruel duke Astolfo who hired the notorious outlaw the Red Mask.
Signori si nasce
La Dolce Vita
Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the wh...
Knight of a 100 Faces
Two knights, the honorful Riccardo and the sinister Fosco, are rivalling for damsel Zuela.
Mill of the Stone Women
Hans von Arnam travels to a Flemish village to study a strange carousel located in an old windmill that displays famous murderesses and other notorious women from history. Professor Gregorius Wahl, o...
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