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Fulvia Franco

1931-05-21 - 1988-05-15

From Wikipedia Fulvia Franco (21 May 1931 - 15 May 1988) was an Italian actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder. Born in Trieste, the daughter of a businessman, Franco won the third edition of the Miss Italia beauty contest held in 1948 in Stresa. As a part of the contest that provided for the winner a role in a movie soon to be realized with Totò, a member of the jury, Franco appeared in a bib part in Totò al giro d'Italia. Thanks to the success of the film, Franco continued her film career, even appearing in leading roles; her most significant and critically apprecciated role was the sensual widow in L’avventura di un soldato, the directorial debut of Nino Manfredi which was part of the anthology film L'amore difficile. Franco was married to the actor and boxer Tiberio Mitri for about twenty years, and she starred with him on several fotoromanzi.