Alida Valli (1921 - 2006)

a.k.a. Valli

Alida Valli in Lisa and the Devil.

Film Deaths [edit | edit source]

  • Manon Lescaut (1940) [Manon Lescaut]: Presumably shot to death by a Bedouin rider in the desert. (I haven't seen this version but I've seen Cecile Aubry's death in the 1949 version Manon)
  • I Pagliacci (Laugh, Pagliacci) (1943) [Julia]: Presumably stabbed by Beniamino Gigli. (I haven't seen this movie, but I'm familar with the story of the opera).
  • The Paradine Case (1947) [Mrs. Maddalena Anna Paradine]: Executed off-screen (Though I don't know the details). (Thanks to Andrea)
  • Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux sans Visage; The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus) (1960) [Louise]: Stabbed in the throat with a scalpel by Edith Scob. (Thanks to Uncle Pat and Howard)
  • Lisa and the Devil (The House of Exorcism) (1974) [Countess]: Stabbed in the chest by her son (Alessino Orano). She returns as a spirit or zombie, walking towards Alessino until she falls out of a window. The original version Lisa and the Devil, includes a scene (absent in The House of Exorism) in which Elke Sommer discovers Alida's body (along with the rest of the corpses) sitting on board an airplane.
  • 1900 (1976) [Signora Pioppo]: Impaled (off-screen) on the spikes of a wrought-iron fence by Donald Sutherland and Laura Betti; her body is shown lying on the fence afterwards. (Thanks to Gerardo)
  • Suspiria (1977) [Miss Tanner]: Dies when Jessica Harper kills the head witch, causing the destruction of the academy building and all of the witch's followers. Alida is shown writhring in agony as Jessica makes her escape and presumably dies in the subsequent fire.
  • Inferno (1980) [Carol, the Caretaker]: Falls through a window after being set on fire by a flaming curtain that falls on her, after she accidentally starts the fire by dropping a candle after discovering Leopoldo Mastelloni's body. (Thanks to Johan and Gerardo)

noteworthy connections[edit | edit source]

  • Ex-Mrs. Oscar de Mejo (painter)
  • Mother of Carlo de Mejo
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