Here is a picture tribute to cult actress Rossana Podestà.
Rossana Podestà, born Carla Dora Podestà (1934 – 2013) was a Libyan-born actress, who worked mainly in Italy from the 1950s to the 1970s.
She was born in Tripoli, in the Italian colony of Libya. She spent her first years there, moving to Rome after World War II. At sixteen she was discovered by director Léonide Moguy during the preparation of the cast for the film Domani è un altro giorno; this inaugurated a career in which she participated in sixty films, in Italy and abroad.
In Italy, she resided in Dubino (Sondrio province). She married and then divorced movie producer Marco Vicario. She subsequently lived with the famous mountain climber, explorer and journalist Walter Bonatti.
Podestà's most memorable role was as Helen in Helen of Troy, produced by Robert Wise in 1956. She could not speak English so she learned her lines by rote with a voice coach. The movie gave Podestà international exposure, and she performed alongside a young Brigitte Bardot. Thanks to her starring in the Mexican film Rosanna, she became very popular in Latin America.
Podestà also starred in the movie Ulisse (1955), directed by Mario Camerini, and in the sixties and seventies she acted in some romantic movies, including Paolo il caldo and Il prete sposato which lead to a double page of five half naked pictures in the US Playboy of March 1966.
Her last performance was in Secrets Secrets (1985), directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci.
Enjoy Rossana Podestà's sublime beauty!