Betti, Laura

BORN 1 May 1927, Casalecchio di Reno, Emilia-Romagna - DIED 31 Jul 2004, Roma, Lazio
BIRTH NAME Trombetti, Laura
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18 (Campo Carducci, west side)

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.

Related persons
• is family of Trombetti, Alfredo

5/11/1958Striptease by Aïché Nana in Trastavera. She had crashed into the birthday party of Olghina di Robilant at the restaurant Rugantino in Trastravera, Roma. The party was a gift from Olghina's boyfriend Peter Howard Vanderbilt. Nana improvised a striptease that was captured by the many photographers that were present. Naked breasts were still taboo at the time and the police seized the films. But Tazio Secchiaroli smuggles his film out of the room. Among those present were Anita Ekberg, Laura Betti and Linda Christiansen. The event was used by Fellini in "La dolce vita", the movie that made Anita Ekberg famous. 


The grave of Laura Betti at the Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, Bologna.
Picture by Androom (19 Feb 2019)


The grave of Laura Betti at the Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, Bologna.
Picture by Androom (19 Feb 2019)


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È morta la contessa Olghina Di Robilant

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Published: 16 May 2021
Last update: 17 Apr 2022