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María Denis (1916–2004)

She was born in Buenos Aires with the name of Maria Esther Beomonte in 1916. She moved to Italy when she was 16 years old and she started her career with the movie "L'arcobaleno" ("The rainbow"). She very quickly became one of the most popular and successful actresses of the 30s and the 40s, she was the prototype of the typical girl of Rome's ... See full bio »


(age 87) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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La vie de bohème Mimi / Mimì
Yes, Madam Cristina Zunino
La mia vita sei tu La graziosa ragazza


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 1954 The Anatomy of Love
La signora (segment "Scusi ma...")
 1949 Fiamma che non si spegne
Maria (as Maria Denis)
 1949 Private Angelo
 1948 La danse de mort
Rita (as Maria Denis)
 1947 Cuatro mujeres
Blanca / Elena / Lola / ...
 1947 Nada
Ena Berenguer
 1947 Cronaca nera (as Maria Denis)
 1946 Malìa
Nedda, sorella di Jana (as Maria Denis)
 1945 La vie de bohème
Mimi / Mimì (as Maria Denis)
 1945 Responsibility Comes Back
Anna Bortone (as Maria Denis)
 1943 Canal grande
Lisa (as Maria Denis)
 1942 La maestrina
Maria Bini, la maestrina (as Maria Denis)
 1942 Two Orphans
Luisa (as Maria Denis)
 1942 I sette peccati
Isa Sturmer (as Maria Denis)
 1942 Yes, Madam
Cristina Zunino (as Maria Denis)
 1941 L'amore canta
Vera (as Maria Denis)
 1941 La compagnia della teppa
Ada Mellario (as Maria Denis)
 1940 Addio, giovinezza!
Dorina (as Maria Denis)
 1940 Abbandono
Maria, sua sorella (as Maria Denis)
 1940 The Siege of the Alcazar
Conchita Alvarez (as Maria Denis)
 1940 Fortuna
La figlia del direttore del giornale (as Maria Denis)
 1940 The Two Mothers
Agatina (as Maria Denis)
 1940 The Last Enemy
Anna Vitali
 1940 Two on a Vacation
Liliana Casali (as Maria Denis)
 1939 Il documento
La contessina Luisa Sabelli (as Maria Denis)
 1939 Pretty or Plain They All Get Married
Marcella (as Maria Denis)
 1939 Chi sei tu?
Francesca (as Maria Denis)
 1938 They've Kidnapped a Man
L'amichetta del attore (as Maria Denis)
 1938 Departure
Anna Diana
 1938 Ballerine
 1938 Naples of Former Days
 1937 Leave All Hope
La figlia Gina
 1937 The Two Misanthropists
Betty (as Maria Denis)
 1937 The Duchess of Parma
 1936 The Money King
 1936 Joe il rosso
Marietta Clavel
 1936 God's Will Be Done
 1936 The King's Jester
 1935 The Magnificent Rogue
 1935 Together in the Dark
 1934 Creature della notte
L'altra ragazza
 1934 La mia vita sei tu
La graziosa ragazza
 1934 Mr. Desire
 1934 Seconda B
Marta Renzi
 1934 Villafranca
 1933 L'impiegata di papà
 1933 Treno popolare
Maria (as Maria Denis)
 1933 My Little One
La ragazza nel bar all'aperto
 1933 Non c'è bisogno di denaro
 1932 La telefonista (uncredited)
 1932 What Scoundrels Men Are! (uncredited)
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During the war, Maria Denis was linked to Pietro Koch, the notorious Roman police chief during the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944. After the war, at her trial on charges of collaboration, she succeeded in convincing the court that she was only taking advantage of Koch's infatuation to help anti-fascists getting released, in particular the film director Luchino Visconti, with whom she was ... See more »

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