Anna Magnani like you’ve never seen her. Portraits by Bob Collins.

Italian stage & film actress Anna Magnani (1908 – 1973) achieved international fame in Rossellini’s Rome, Open City (1945), Pasolini’s Mamma Roma (1962) and the Tennessee Williams adaptation of The Rose Tattoo (1955).
She is considered by Life Magazine to be “one of the most impressive actresses since Garbo” . Here she is shining in these 2 portraits by photographer Bob Collins.

Bob Collins, vintage print, circa 1954. Given by Rudolph John Acton, in 2003, to the National Portrait Gallery London.  All rights go to the NPG – London.

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Kinofrau

Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

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