- Serena Grandi
- Serena Faggioli
- Actress Writer
- 80's Italian Sex-symbol
Serena Grandi (real name Serena Faggioli) was born in Bologna on 23 March 1958. Some films credited her as Vanessa Steiger. She started her acting career in 1980 playing a supporting role in the comedy "La Compagna di viaggio" by Ferdinando Baldi.
In 1980 she played the role of Maggie in the controversial film "Antropophagus" aka "The Anthropophagous Beast", directed by Joe D'Amato. This film is well known among horror movie fans for its extreme gore sequence. After several movies, she took a starring role in Tinto Brass' Miranda, which gave her the status of a superstar in her native country.
Through the 1980s, she made nearly 20 films, appearing in sexy comedies, sword epics such as Avventure dell'incredibile Ercole and some horror films. In 1987 Lamberto Bava gave her the main role in the giallo-movie "Le foto di Gioia" aka "Delirium"
In the 1990s, she started to back away from the spotlight a bit. Still, she had appearances in television series and some films. In the late part of the decade, she married Beppe Ercole. They have a son, Eduardo.
She released her first book, "L'amante del federale", on March 2006.
Adapted from Wikipedia.