BORN 1 May 1927, Casalecchio di Reno, Emilia-Romagna - DIED 31 Jul 2004, Roma, Lazio|
REAL NAME Trombetti, Laura
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18
Laura Betti was born Laura Trombetti. Her father Ettore Trombetti was a lawyer and the philologist Alfredo Trombetti (1866-1929) was her grandfather. Her first interest was singing and she worked professionally as a jazz singer. She first entered the stage in 1955 in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" under the direction of Luchino Visconti. Her first film part was in Luigi Filippo D'Amico's "Noi siamo le colonne". In 1960 she was in Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita". She befriended the poet and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1963 and she appeared in seven of his films. In 1963 she was in "La Ricotta" and in 1975 in "Salo". In 1976 she played a cruel fascist in Bertolucci's "Novecento".
She was also interested in literature and politics and she became a muse for several left oriented political and literary figures. In 2001 she made the documentary "Pier Paolo Pasolini e la ragione di un sogno". She died in 2004 in Rome as was buried in the family grave at the Cimitero monumentale della Certosa in Bologna.
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