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Sinister House that drove Barbra Streisand crazy

Sinister House that drove Barbra Streisand crazy

After a while, the mansion will turn into a pile of debris. For Barbra, this was the only way to get rid of nightmares. Sinister House that drove Barbra Streisand crazy

Sinister House that drove Barbra Streisand crazy
When Stanley Kubrick was making his famous film “Shining” based on Stephen King’s novel, he shot some scenes in the villa of the famous Hollywood actress Barbra Streisand.
Barbra could not wait to see the finished film as soon as she liked the plot of the film. Besides, Jack Nicholson played the insane writer so convincingly that sometimes some of the members of the crew became uncomfortable. In addition, the actress did not lose the phrase, said somehow by Kubrick about the King’s novel: “He very plausibly describes all these otherworldly events. At times I even begin to believe that after death we really do not die.”
After a while, friends and acquaintances of Barbra began to notice that something was going on with her. Barbara always looked sleepy, became withdrawn, avoided noisy parties, all day thinking about something… The inquiries did not give anything – the actress either laughed or threw something like: “No, everything is Ok. I’m all right.”
At the same time, the press got information that supposedly came from the service staff of the villa, where Mrs. Streisand lived.
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First lady of Bulgarian cinema Nevena Kokanova

First lady of Bulgarian cinema Nevena Kokanova (12 December 1938 - 03 June 2000)

First lady of Bulgarian cinema Nevena Kokanova (12 December 1938 – 03 June 2000)

First lady of Bulgarian cinema Nevena Kokanova
Italy had – Anna Magnani, the French – Anni Girardeau, the Hungarians – Eva Rutkai, the Germans – Marlene Dietrich, and the Bulgarians had a great Nevena Kokanova. Born 12 December 1938, Nevena Kokanova, rightly called the star of world cinema, in fact, did not receive an acting education. In the movie she made her debut in 1956 and in total, starred in 43 films. Among them – “Be Happy, Ani!”, “End of Nicotiana”, “Inspector and Night”, “Deviation”, “Smell of Almond”, “The Death of Alexander the Great”, “Galileo Galilei”, “Dangerous Flight”, “Men on a business trip”, and others. Noteworthy, for the film “The Peach-Garden Trespasser” in 1964, the actress received a prize for the best female role at the festival.
In fact, Nevena Kokanova personified her country, was its visiting card, like rose oil or Golden Peach …
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Beauty does not last forever. Ornella Muti quotes

Beauty does not last forever. Ornella Muti quotes

Beauty does not last forever. Ornella Muti quotes

About herself. Ornella Muti quotes
I had a difficult period in my life, so I stayed in the village, drew and painted.
I do not drink alcohol at all. I do not like the state of intoxication, and I’ve never been drunk in my life.
To grow old is sick. To deny this is hypocrite.
I’ve always been very timid and still a very timid person.
All that I did not like in people, I tried to find in myself and get rid of it. Everything I liked, I tried to obtain.
Each of us knows what is good and what is bad for him.
I like to go in for sports – this is passion.
My real name is Francesca, so my family and friends call me.
Although I love to chat, I will not say anything superfluous.
I speak German, Italian, French, Spanish and English.
I’m sentimental, but there’s nothing wrong with that.
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Beautiful Romanian actress Irina Petrescu

Romanian actress Irina Petrescu (19 June 1941 – 19 March 2013)

Romanian actress Irina Petrescu (19 June 1941 – 19 March 2013)

Beautiful Romanian actress Irina Petrescu
Acting biography of Irina Petrescu began early and swiftly. In 1959, director Liviu Ciulei invited an eighteen-year-old student of the University of Bucharest to the main female role in his film “The Waves of the Danube”. And less than a year, this film received the prize of the festival in Karlovy Vary. Accordingly, the name of the debutante flashed on the pages of the newspapers, her photographs appeared on magazine covers …
Without Irina Petrescu, not one “prestigious” production is now possible: the first Romanian “musical” (“I do not want to marry”), the first co-production with England (the adaptation of Fenimore Cooper), and the first film about the domestic “disgruntled” (“Woman for One” season”)…
When the magazine “Cinema” conducts a traditional contest for “the best cinematic couple of the year”, readers usually call Irina Petrescu. When needed a serious interview about foreign trips or about actual screen problems, reporters turn to Petrescu… Irina, in addition to elegance, has the humor and originality of the view of things. Yes, in just ten years she has evolved from no one not known student of philology into the first star of national cinematography, recognized by all.
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Beautiful Italian film actress Stefania Sandrelli

Italian film actress Stefania Sandrelli

Charming Italian film actress Stefania Sandrelli

Beautiful Italian film actress Stefania Sandrelli
The journal “Actors of foreign cinema” (1970) wrote about Stefania, that she is too young, so young that it is not easy to outline her creative profile. Indeed, she can still change, and able to reveal completely different, new for us sides of her talent. But still, the fact that she is very talented is undoubtful. Stefania Sandrelli does not possess the self-confident, aggressive beauty of Sofia Lauren, the soft femininity of Gina Lollobrigida, the exotic charm of Claudia Cardinale. However, at her twenty-four she is almost as widely popular in Italy as these famous movie stars, and fame came to her without long, painful years of waiting.
Her path to the top was swift, and glory evidenced by the fact that in Italy Stefania Sandrelli – for everyone is already just SS. Thanks to Stefania, who still has so much angularity and timidity of a teenager, managed to become one of the brightest young actresses of Italian cinema, rival # 1 of her much more experienced and, perhaps, more beautiful sisters on the screen? Moreover, she does not use either excessive help from producers or the support of a powerful advertising machine, her name and photos do not appear in newspapers and magazines, and not accompanied by sentimental or scandalous stories …
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Beautiful Greek actress Irene Papas

Greek actress Irene Papas

Greek actress Irene Papas

Beautiful Greek actress Irene Papas
Born 3 September 1926, beautiful tragic actress Irene Papas starred in more than 70 films for 50 years. A talented actress and singer is famous not only in her native Greece, but all over the world. Antigone … Rebellious spirit of this heroine of Sophocles, the spirit of disobedience to evil, violence and tyranny, was extremely close to the full of turbulent events of XX century.
Not every artist can express such a hero in art. For Irene Papas, tragedy is not a genre, one of the many in the cinema, vested with its inherent stylistics and form. This is the world in which she lives …. Irene Papas, the daughter of a village teacher, born in a small village not far from Corinth. After graduating from high school in Athens, Papas entered the faculty of architecture. At the same time, she began to study acting at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The debut on the stage of a small Athenian theater decided her fate. The next day after her first performance, she got an invitation from the Metropolitan Theater, the largest in the Greek capital. Here she performed in dramatic roles, danced, and sang. And in 1951, Pappas first appeared on the screen in the Greek film “The Dead City”. Then came the roles in Italian films. “Invalid”, “Drama in Kazba”, “Whirlpool”, “Theodora – Empress of Byzantium”, “Atilla”.
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Queen of melodrama, beautiful actress Sara Montiel

Queen of melodrama, beautiful actress Sara Montiel

Queen of melodrama, beautiful actress Sara Montiel (10 March 1929 – 8 April 2013)

Queen of melodrama, beautiful actress Sara Montiel
Who is she, this favorite of the public, who has won fame on two continents, the notorious “Chauntecleer Queen”? One of the stars of not the first magnitude on the horizon of the commercial screen? A beautiful woman who demonstrates her exotic charm in bright outfits against the backdrop of gilded interiors and oleographic landscapes? An actress, whose talent may seem problematic if you confine yourself to the criteria worked out in contacts with high-quality cinematography.
Biographical information about Sara Montiel is contradictory and confusing: serious movies almost never mentioned her, and mass magazines took little care about reliability. The date of birth was 10 March 1929. Place of birth – Spain, Campo de Criptana.
Severe poverty of the Spanish village. Gloomy atmosphere of the Catholic family, where the daughter since childhood was prepared for the monastery. Early musicality (aged three she sang folk songs, at seven – learned all parts of three operas by heart). The flight of an eleven-year-old schoolgirl to Madrid for a children’s song contest and a victory in this contest. For the first time she became known as a singer. She studied at the music academy, played in the theater, and sang on the radio.
When film director Vicente Kasanova began to look for young talents, she was among the few lucky ones. No wonder, she played in fims since the age of fifteen. “I never had to study my profession anywhere,” – we read in one of Sarita’s interviews.
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