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Lucia Bosé obituary

Italian actor who appeared the films of Antonioni, Buñuel and FelliniThe Italian actor Lucia Bosé, who has died aged 89, having contracted coronavirus, was much admired in two landmark films of the 1950s: Michelangelo Antonioni’s first feature, Cronaca di un Amore (Story of a Love Affair, 1950), and Juan Antonio Bardem’s Muerte de un Ciclista (Death of a Cyclist, 1955). The latter changed Bosé’s life, as she met the bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín when the film was shot in Spain. They married within two months and their relationship gained Bosé greater international attention than any of her films had. Although she gave up acting for several years, she still occasionally appeared in prestigious films, including Federico Fellini’s Satyricon (1969).Lucia was born in Milan, to poor parents, Francesca Bosé and Domenico Borloni, and found employment as an errand girl in a lawyer’s office. Later, while working in a Milanese pastry shop, she was noticed by the director Luchino Visconti who promised to help her get into films. In 1947 she won the Miss Italy beauty contest, beating Gina Lollobrigida. Continue reading...

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