BORN 10 Nov 1926, Roma, Lazio - DIED 5 Mar 2013, Roma, Lazio|
BIRTH NAME Falcazappa, Rosa Antonia
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Flaminio di Prima Porta, Clivio Tiberino (Riquadro 41, Nr. 36)
Rosella Falk studied at the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica in Rome. She won the award for best new actress at the World Youth Festival in Prague before she graduated and was expelled because of this. The actress and teacher Wanda Capodaglio enabled her to return to the academy and she graduated in 1948. She made herself a name as a stage actress and from 1951 to 1953 she worked for the Morelli-Stoppa company.
Although she mostly concentrated on her theatre career, she also appeared in movies. In 1963 she was in Fellini's "8½" and in 1966 she played Mrs. Fothergill in Joseph Losey's "Modesty Blaise - La bellissima che uccide". In the theatre she repeatedly worked with Visconti. From 1981 to 1997 she was joint artistic director of the Teatro Elisio in Rome. Her last movie was Argento's "Non ho sonno" in 2001. She appeared on the stage until 2013.
She married twice. Her first husband was an engineer and died during their marriage. Her second husband was the industrialist Gualtiero Giori and this marriage ended in a divorce. At the end of the 1950s she had a love affair with the actor Renato Salvatori, followed by another with the actor Umberto Orsini.