In 1956 she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival for playing the title role in Mario Monicelli's Donatella.
The back side that is.
So here are a few shots showing exactly why she was so beloved during her brief career and is remembered fondly by throngs of fans even today.
It was the last film he ever saw.
Though not a model or a pinup in the traditional sense of the term, these photos nevertheless attest to her obvious physical charms and the reason we are still relishing her image a half a century after the camera first clicked.
These photos confirm the reason for her capturing the imaginations of so many in so short a time.
We view it as tired, trite and dated.
Elsa Martinelli reads the article in Cinema Retro 23 about the filming of Howard Hawks' Hatari.