|Born:||November 28, 1941|
Pola, Istria, Italy
|Shown:||Topless, Bush, Full frontal|
Laura Antonelli (born 28 November 1941) is a former Italian film actress.
Laura Antonelli was born Laura Antonaz in the city of Pola (now called Pula), which was then the Italian district of Istria (the region is now part of Croatia).
Originally trained in Naples to teach physical education, Antonelli first appeared in Italian advertisements for Coca Cola and made her first film (le Sedicenni) in 1965, followed by her American debut, Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966). Other roles followed; her breakthrough came in 1973's Malizia. She would appear in a number of sex farces such as Till Marriage Do Us Part (aka Mio Dio come sono caduta in basso!). She worked in more serious films as well: "L'Innocente/The Innocent" (1976), and "Mogliamante/Wifemistress" (1977), as a repressed wife experiencing a sexual awakening. Later she appeared in "Passione d'Amore" (1981). Antonelli's most recent role was in the sequel "Malizia 2mila" (1991).
She won the David di Donatello prize in 1973 and 1981 and the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award, Nastro d'Argento in 1974.
In May, 1991, cocaine was found during a police raid on Antonelli's home. She was subsequently convicted of possession and dealing and sentenced to house arrest. She spent ten years appealing the conviction which was eventually overturned.
Pop culture references
In Ghostbusters II (1989), Bill Murray's character, Peter Venkman, asks Oscar the baby if he wants to watch some Laura Antonelli tapes.