• 29 April 1936
  •  Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Lucilla Morlacchi


Had it not been for "Il gattopardo", Luchino Visconti's 1963 masterpiece, Lucilla Marlocchi's career in the cinema would have been negligible. But as Concetta, Prince's Salina's sensitive but unhappy daughter, she proved how good she could be. Unfortunately for film lovers that was to be only a flash in the pan. In actual fact, Morlacchi's real mission has always been the theater, not the movies. She debuted in 1958, at the age of twenty-two, immediately after drama school, in George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" (Il Maggiore Barbara). Fifty years later you still find her treading the boards, starring in "Il Dubbio", the Italian version of John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt". In between she had been awarded the San Genesio Prize for her exceptional performance in Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry-tree", directed by Luchino Visconti, the same man who had given her her best part on the silver screen Her achievements on the stage, whether in classics or in contemporary plays, were prolonged by several television adaptations of famous plays by Carlo Goldoni, James Joyce, Albert Camus, Molière and others.