Iconic Actress From Hollywood’s Golden Era Has Sadly Passed At 90

Iconic Italian actress Sandra Milo, known for her unforgettable performance in the Oscar-winning film “8 ½,” has passed away at the age of 90. She died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Rome, Italy, on Monday, surrounded by her loving family and her two beloved dogs, Jim and Lady. The news of her death was first reported by Italian news outlet RAI.

Born Elena Salvatrice Greco, Milo began her acting career in 1959 with a role in Roberto Rossellini’s “Il generale Della Rovere (General Della Rovere).” She quickly became a favorite of Italian audiences, working with some of the country’s most prominent actors, including Alberto Sordi and Marcello Mastroianni.

However, it was her role in Federico Fellini’s avant-garde classic, “8 ½,” that truly solidified her place in the film industry.

Milo’s portrayal of Carla, the mistress to Mastroianni’s character, in “8 ½” earned her critical acclaim and made her a household name. She continued to work with Fellini, starring alongside his wife in “Juliet of the Spirits” in 1965. In her book, “Caro Federico,” Milo broke her silence on her 17-year romance with the renowned director.

Her signature high-pitched voice and acclaimed performances made her a sought-after actress in both film and television. Over the course of her decades-long career, she received numerous accolades and became a recognized face on Italian television as a talk show host.

As Milo’s big-screen roles began to dwindle, she shifted her focus to television, where she became one of Italy’s most beloved and respected television personalities. She continued to captivate audiences with her charm and talent, solidifying her legacy as one of the country’s most treasured artists.

The news of Milo’s passing has sparked an outpouring of tributes from fans, fellow colleagues, and loved ones who remember her contributions to the world of entertainment. She is survived by her son, Ciro, and her two daughters, Debora and Azzurra.

Milo’s impact on the world of Italian cinema is immeasurable, and she will be greatly missed. Her talent, grace, and unforgettable performances will continue to live on through her work.

Daily Caller


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