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Full Name  Laura Trombetti
Occupation  Actress

Name  Laura Betti
Role  Actress
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Born  1 May 1927 (1927-05-01) Bologna, Italy
Died  July 31, 2004, Rome, Italy
Albums  Laura Betti con Piero Umiliani (feat. Piero Umiliani Orchestra)
Movies  Theorem, The Canterbury Tales, 1900, A Bay of Blood, Hatchet for the Honeymoon

Un testo di Laura Betti, interpretato da Maria Laura Moraci, Mercoledì 2 Agosto 2017.


Laura Betti (1 May 1927 – 31 July 2004) was an Italian actress known particularly for her work with directors Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci. She had a long friendship with Pasolini and made a documentary about him in 2001. Betti became famous for portraying bizarre, grotesque, eccentric, instable or maniacal roles, like Regina in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900, Anna the medium in Twitch of the death nerve, Giovanna la pazza in Woman buried alive, hysterical Rita Zigai in Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina and Therese in Private Vices, Public Virtues. Particularly notes her roles as Emilia, the servant, in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema and Mildred, the protagonist's wife-ghost in Mario Bava's Hatchet for the honeymoon.

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Early life

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Born Laura Trombetti in Bologna, she grew up to be interested in singing. She first worked professionally in the arts as a jazz singer and moved to Rome.

Film career

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Betti made her film debut in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960). In 1963, she became a close friend of the poet and movie director Pier Paolo Pasolini. Under his direction, she proved a wonderful talent and played in seven of his films, including La ricotta (1963), Teorema (Theorem, 1968), his 1972 version of The Canterbury Tales, in which she played the Wife of Bath; and his controversial Salo (1975) ("120 Days of Sodom").

In 1976, Betti portrayed a cruel and eroto-maniacal fascist in Bernardo Bertolucci's Novecento (1900). She also played Miss Blandish in his Last Tango in Paris (1972), though her scenes were deleted.

In 1973 she dubbed the voice of the Devil for the Italian version of William Friedkin's The Exorcist.

From the 1960s, Betti dedicated much of her time to literature and politics. She became the muse for a number of leading political and literary figures in Italy and came to personify the revolutionary and Marxist era of 1970s Italy.

In 2001, she made a documentary about Pasolini, Pier Paolo Pasolini e la ragione di un sogno. She also donated her papers related to their long friendship along with more than 1000 volumes and many documents connected to Pasolini to the archives of the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, thus creating the Centro Studi Archivio Pier Paolo Pasolini. This Centro, strongly wanted by Betti, owns also thousands of photograph and all the works of Pasolini: poetry, literature, cinema and journalism. After her death in 2004 her brother Sergio Trombetti has donated all the personal documents of her career to the Centro that has absorbed them under the name Fondo Laura Betti.

Selected filmography

  • La Dolce Vita (1960), directed by Federico Fellini
  • The Witches (1967), produced by Dino De Laurentiis
  • Teorema (1968), for her role as Emilia, the servant, Betti won the Volpi Cup in the same year.
  • Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970), directed by Mario Bava
  • A Man Called Sledge (1970), directed by Vic Morrow
  • Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971), directed by Mario Bava
  • The Canterbury Tales (1972), directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Sonny and Jed (1972), directed by Sergio Corbucci
  • Woman Buried Alive (1973), directed by Aldo Lado
  • Allonsanfàn (1974), directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Drama of the Rich (1974), directed by Mauro Bolognini
  • The Last Day of School Before Christmas (1975), directed by Gian Vittorio Baldi
  • Private Vices, Public Pleasures (1976), directed by Miklòs Jancsò
  • 1900 (1976), directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Le Gang (1977), directed by Jacques Deray
  • Il gabbiano (1977), directed by Marco Bellocchio
  • At Night All Cats Are Crazy (1977), directed by Gérard Zingg
  • Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978), directed by Jacques Deray
  • The Word (1978), directed by Richard Lang
  • Lovers and Liars (1979), directed by Mario Monicelli
  • La Certosa di Parma (1982), directed by Mauro Bolognini
  • Klassenverhältnisse (1984), directed by Straub-Huillet
  • Mamma Ebe (1985), directed by Carlo Lizzani
  • All the Fault of Paradise (1985), directed by Francesco Nuti
  • Sweets from a Stranger (1987), directed by Franco Ferrini
  • The Camels (1988), directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci
  • The Great Pumpkin (1993), directed by Francesca Archibugi
  • Mario, Maria and Mario (1993), directed by Ettore Scola
  • The Rebel (1993), directed by Aurelio Grimaldi
  • We Free Kings (1996), directed by Sergio Citti
  • Marianna Ucrìa (1997), directed by Roberto Faenza
  • An Air So Pure (1997), directed by Yves Angelo
  • The Protagonists (1999), directed by Luca Guadagnino
  • Fat Girl (2000), directed by Catherine Breillat
  • Happiness Costs Nothing (2003), directed by Mimmo Calopresti
  • Household Accounts (2003), directed by Tonino Cervi
  • Raul: Straight to Kill (2004), directed by Andrea Bolognini
  • LP

  • Laura Betti con l'orchestra di Piero Umiliani (Jolly LPJ 5020, 1960)
  • Laura Betti canta Kurt Weill 1900-1933 (Ricordi SMRL 6031, 1963)
  • Laura Betti canta Kurt Weill 1933-1950 (Ricordi SMRL 6032, 1963)
  • EP

  • Laura Betti con Piero Umiliani e la sua orchestra. La commedia è finita/La canzone del giramondo/La canzone del tempo/Una venere ottimista (RCA Italiana A72U0220, 1958)
  • Quattro canzoni con Laura Betti. Amare vuol dire mentire/ I hate Rome/ Lucciola/ Satellite (Jolly EPJ 3000, 1960)
  • Laura Betti con l'orchestra di Piero Umiliani. Quella cosa in Lombardia/Piero/Io son' una (Jolly EPJ 3004, 1960)
  • Laura Betti con l'orchestra di Piero Umiliani. Macrì Teresa detta Pazzia/Valzer della toppa/Cocco di mamma (Jolly EPJ 3005, 1960)
  • Laura Betti con l'orchestra di Piero Umiliani. Venere tascabile/Vera signora/E invece no (Jolly EPJ 3006, 1960)
  • Laura Betti dal film 'Cronache del '22'. Nel '22 sognavo già l'amore/Proprio oggi/Sulla strada che va a Reggio/La prima volta (Jolly EPJ3009, 1961)
  • Laura Betti N.1. Je me jette/La parade du suicide/Je hais Rome/La belle Léontine (Chansons d'Orphée 150019, 1962)
  • Laura Betti N.2. Je sais vivre/Piero/Maria le Tatuage/Une vraie dame (Chansons d'Orphée, 150021b, 1962)
  • Laura Betti e Paolo Poli. Doppio EP. La bambinona/Guglielmino/La bella Leontine/Io Corpus Domini 1938/Mi butto/Donna bocca bella/Donna Lombarda/Orrenda madre/La Lisetta/La Ninetta/La Morettina/La Gigiotta (Carosello LC4001/2, 1964)
  • Ordine e disordine. Ai brigoli di Casalecchio/M'hai scocciata, Johnny/Monologo della buca/Solitudine/Lamento del nord (I dischi del sole DS 40, 1965)
  • Singles

  • Les pantoufles à papa/L'attesa (Rca Italiana N0595, 1957)
  • Venere tascabile/Seguendo la flotta (Jolly J 20135, 1960)
  • Ballata dell'uomo ricco/Ballata del pover'uomo (Jolly J 20128, 1961)
  • E invece no/Solamente gli occhi (Jolly J 20136X45, 1961)
  • References

    Laura Betti Wikipedia