Elsa Martinelli, famous 1950’s-1960’s actress and model, passed away recently at age 82. According to People, she died in Rome on Saturday, July 8th of 2017. An official cause of death was not listed.
She was born in Italy and began modeling before she transitioned into an acting career. People mentioned before Martinelli's acting career took off, she appeared in major magazines such as ‘Vogue’ and ‘Life’. Throughout her time in the entertainment industry, she was very well-known for her beauty.
Although Martinelli was most well-known in Italy, she was also famous in the U.S. after starring in the 1955 film, ‘The Indian Fighter,’ with American actor Kirk Douglas. The movie revolves around a scout, famous for fighting Indians, who ends up falling in love with a Chief's daughter.
Many fans took to social media to express their condolences. Most posts include clips from her previous films or photos from her modeling days.
Watch a preview of ‘The Indian Fighter’ below. You can also watch the full movie on YouTube.
Please join us in prayer for her friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time. Thank you!