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Reviews and pictures of actress Leonora Fani naked in "Peccati a Venezia", "Giallo a Venezia", "Sensitività", and 8 more titles.
Born: 1954 Country: Italy
At first Leonora starred in respectable Italian comedies but quickly gravitated to sleaze. Her looks were delicately pretty, but her typically unglamorous make-up gave her an attainable girl-next-door look. And she didn't just look younger than her years, making her a believable teenager well into her twenties, she looked vulnerable and innocent too. That's a rare gift after suffering years of semi-pornographic trash.
Leonora Fani (born in 1954) is an Italian retired film actress.Born in Cornuda (Treviso) as Eleonora Cristofani, Leonora Fani was launched in 1971 by winning the "Miss Teenager" pageant. Then she had a successful career in Italian B-movies, especially in the "violent-erotic" subgenre. She played, as typical roles, young girls with traumas or perversions of various kinds, or teenagers involved in stories where eroticism is tinged with blood. snippet from Wikipedia
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Metti... che ti rompo il muso (Giuseppe Vari, Italy, 1973) (aged 19)
# Amore mio non farmi male (Vittorio Sindoni, Italy, 1974) (featuring Leonora Fani as Anna De Simone aged 20)
with Walter Chiari, Valentina Cortese, Luciano Salce, Macha Méril, Roberto Chevalier, Gabriella Giorgelli, Leopoldo Trieste, Enzo Robutti, Pia Velsi and Renato Campese
Here's a tip for budding young Romeos: if her father's an airline pilot, don't try to get her knickers down when you're under the flight path. A second tip might mention avoiding cellars for first-time fornication when your parents know the way to the grating. Thirdly and finally there might be something about keeping shortwave radio gear switched off during a bonking session. (Or something - I wish I'd never started this now.) Anyway, here's three scenes from a typical Italian comedy with a young Leonora at the start of her career. Isn't that thumbs-up in the nightdress a classic?
# Il domestico (Italy, 1974) (featuring Leonora Fani aged 20)
Typical Italian comedy about a devoted old retainer and the romantic scrapes in which his job involves him. When Leonora bounces on screen as the pampered young daughter of the house the fact that she is in pigtails and clutching a teddy bear bodes No Good. On top of this she is as acutely sexually frustrated as she is monumentally bog-eyed, a problem for the man with the job of waiting on her at dinner as it gives her the table manners of Katell Laennec.
This amusing little episode occurs as Leonora is bathing in the sea. Suddenly she cries out and the butler comes running! Is the young signorina drowning perhaps? No, she's just lost her pants, possibly the victim of some sort of marine animal, but more likely she slipped them off on purpose. Our domestic hero must dive for the errant briefs whilst their owner makes a dramatic dash for the sun loungers. Lucky it was a private beach.
# La svergognata (Giuliano Biagetti, Italy, 1974) (featuring Leonora Fani as Ornella Bernardi aged 20)
with Barbara Bouchet, Philippe Leroy, Pupo De Luca, Dana Ghia, Stefano Amato, Maria Pia Conte, Filippo De Gara, Serena Cociani, Dante Cleri and Luigi Antonio Guerra
Another hackneyed old story about a pretty young girl falling in love with a middle-aged writer (who on earth comes up with this stuff?). Leonora is holidaying by the sea with her mum, putting aside her boyfriend to flirt with said writer who is seeking literary inspiration away from his wife. Seeking it through a pair of binoculars unfortunately, the sad old perv. Soon Leonora is in trouble with said mum, being told off in only her pants, but at her age that's par for the course.
I'm sure Leonora isn't really so naïve, but she's playing the game as if when a man invites her to relax round at his place the naughtiest thing he wants to do is sit around with her playing records in the nude. While naturally he has something more grown-up in mind. Like at least copping a bit of a feel. He's a smooth worker, but eventually Leonora walks out in a huff.
It takes a blazing row to get them into bed together. Sadly this scene is very coyly filmed and edited in the sort of art-house style current in Europe ten years previously.
Son tornate a fiorire le rose (Vittorio Sindoni, Italy, 1975) (as Anna De Simone aged 21)
L'agression (Gérard Pirès, France, 1975) (as Josy aged 21)
Lezioni private (Vittorio De Sisti, Italy, 1975) (as Emanuela Finzi aged 21)
Fermi tutti! È una rapina (Enzo Battaglia, Italy, 1975) (aged 21)
# Calde labbra (Demofilo Fidani, Italy, 1976) (featuring Leonora Fani as Francesca aged 22)
An everyday story of lesbian teens, their live-in lesbian French Mistresses, and their pretty bisexual girl chums in this uninspired Italian potboiler. Leonora chucked her dolly after a row with her mother within the first five minutes; not a good sign, but she's in better countenance this morning. Not content to just hug her teddy bear all night, she gives it a little wake-up kiss as well. After a long long goodness-me-I'm-still-so-tired stretch she slips out of bed, tugs her knickers up (very important this), pulls her Snoopy jumper over her head, and gives another of those long unconvincing arm stretches. So that's her ready to face the day. It all looks like a rehearsal and is one of those times you wish they'd done a second take - you barely even see pubic hair.
The second clip is much better. Leonora thinks it's her mother come to wake her this morning so is having none of it. But - surprise! - it's best friend Monica (Sofia Dionisio). Swoosshh!! off come the bedsheets. Lucky Leonora didn't have any pants on or she'd have pulled those down as well - this girl takes no prisoners. Now there's just the problem of making a mad dash for the bathroom without the nosey parker seeing her bum - quick while she's opening the curtains or it'll be too late! So what now - try each other's clothes on? I've heard rumours that's what young girls do in their bedrooms together with the door closed. Well it almost happens, but not this time - they're off out. Not to a nude beach as the closing shot might suggest; it's nearly Christmas, so probably giving each other 'backies' on their scooters in wooly hats as is their charming wont.
# Die Hinrichtung (Denis Héroux, West Germany, 1976) (featuring Leonora Fani as Jenny aged 22)
with Debra Berger, Mathieu Carrière, Christine Boisson, Myriam Boyer, Ely Galleani, Carole Laure, Eva Mattes, Andrée Pelletier, Ehmi Bessel and Karl-Heinz Kreienbaum
Loosely inspired (along with one or two other 'seventies slashers) by a massacre carried out by some loser at an American student nurses' home, Born for Hell portrays said loser as a Vietnam veteran in Northern Ireland at the height of The Troubles. No doubt we will learn something about the universal and enduring nature of human violence from this, helped by the fact that the protagonist's name is Cain.
Leonora plays on her innocent appeal to perfection as a student nurse, coming across as almost 'simple'. When she sits up late one night sharing a bottle of wine with her best friend (Christine Boisson) the intimate tone of the older girl's conversation begins to make Leonora feel uncomfortable. She doesn't know quite why, but she finds herself instinctively checking that her pyjama bottoms are buttoned up tightly enough.
Enter Cain, armed with a knife, and with rather more specific ideas about how two young females can express their affection for each other. In a remarkably nasty sequence he makes them strip, has them attempt lesbian sex, and when this falls flat gives Leonora her customary thrashing with a belt. It turns out he is one of those mixed-up kind of murderers who likes to tend to his victims' wounds afterwards.
Per amore di Cesarina (Vittorio Sindoni, Italy, 1976) (aged 22)
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# Bestialità (Italy, 1976) (featuring Leonora Fani as Jeanine aged 22)
Something of a 'controversial' title in Leonora's filmography, this isn't nearly as bad as its reputation suggests. It's pretty much your standard boring 'swinger' drama, the 'dog' connection basically coming down to the girl the middle-aged couple bring in to make up a threesome is given to howling and frothing at the mouth on the night of the full moon.
The couple in question (Juliette Mayniel and Philippe March), while staying at a remote Mediterranean villa, become intrigued by Leonora, a lonesome tomboyish young thing often seen in the company of an intimidating black dog. One day the wife's motherly instincts take over and, no doubt concerned about what the bare-footed girl has been treading in, invites her in for a bath. Now here's a question for those of us concerned about learning the social niceties from cinematic trash: how long, when accidently walking in on his wife bathing a young female stranger, should a man stand ogling in the doorway before making a tactful withdrawl? Answer: no more than twelve seconds, or he's a pervert (I timed it).
So, as you will see in the long compilation making up the first clip, the wife gets her kicks reading Leonora a bedtime story, and the husband gets his kicks raping the girl after she's fallen asleep. Hmm. Anyway, soon this woman too is coming over all Miss Denora with the girl, and in a memorable image hubby walks in on them curled up naked like two Venuses in a half shell. A prelude to a threesome to soft music if ever there was one.
The second clip is shorter, and illustrates the troubled girl's whole 'foaming at the mouth on the night of the full moon' thing I mentioned. Which (let's be broadminded about this) can be a terrifically endearing quirk in a young girl as much as it is a dratted nuisance when you're sleeping three in a bed. Leonora's acting is superb, which it always is in such intense scenes.
Il conto è chiuso (Stelvio Massi, Italy, 1976) (as Nina aged 22)
# Perché si uccidono (Mauro Macario, Italy, 1976) (featuring Leonora Fani aged 22)
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