Alida Valli Dead at 85

Alida Valli, who possessed the too-often separate graces of extraordinary beauty and extraordinary talent, passed away in Rome on Saturday at the age of 85. I could have used images from a dozen or more films to mark this occasion (not the least of which being the iconic final scene of Reed's The Third Man; which you'll find in a preceding post), but this image from Luchino Visconti's Senso will more than suffice for that purpose.

Here is the Obituary from today's New York Times.


Bob Keser said...


Vanwall said...

Ah, the world is a less lovely place today! :(
She could be a real cold bitch, too - "Il Grido", with the great Steve Cochran, showed her acting abilities weren't limited in any way. One of the greatest female stars of all time, IMHO.


erik hogstrom said...

She could play "spooky," too.
Suspiria, anyone?