Cause of death
22 December 1933 (
film producer, director, screenwriter
Sergio Martino (brother)
Edwige Fenech (m. 1971–1979)
Lea Martino, Dania Martino
The Virgo - the Taurus and the C, Giovannona Long‑Thigh, Blade of the Ripper, All the Colors of the Dark, Ubalda - All Naked and Warm
14 August 2013 (aged 79) Malindi, Kenya
Luciano Martino (22 December 1933 – 14 August 2013) was an Italian film producer, director and screenwriter.
Born in Rome, the brother of the director and screenwriter Sergio Martino, he was active in the cinema industry since the early fifties.
After several credits as screenwriter and assistant director he made his directorial debut with the eurospy film Secret Agent Fireball. Among the screenplays he collaborated The Whip and the Body by Mario Bava, Arizona Colt by Michele Lupo and the Lamberto Bava's giallo Delirium. In the seventies he produced and co-wrote a long series of successful commedie sexy all'italiana including Quel gran pezzo dell'Ubalda tutta nuda e tutta calda, Giovannona Long-Thigh and The School Teacher, which launched the career of Edwige Fenech, with whom he was engaged at the time. With the decline of the genre he focused on television, producing TV series and television films.
Martino died of a pulmonary edema in his house in Malindi, Kenya.