Maria Pia Conte

Born Maria Pia Vaccarezza in Genoa, the daughter of a carpenter, Conte spent her youth in Sestri Levante before moving to Genoa to study classical ballet. After a few experiences as a child actress, she was first noted as a fotoromanzi model, then she decided to pursue an acting career and enrolled the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, graduating in 1962. Conte made her acting debut in 1961, in the Marco Bellocchio's short film La colpa e la pena, then she appeared in a number of films and TV-series, often in secondary roles, being sometimes credited as Mary P. Count. She was also occasionally active as a voice actress and a dubber. She retired in the late 1970s. She was married to actor Giuseppe Rinaldi (1919-2007) and is the mother of actress Francesca Rinaldi.

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And Now My Love (1974)

The movie follows the lives of a woman and a man starting from several generations earlier. The story spans a whole century and several continents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Marthe Keller  •  André Dussollier  •  Charles Denner  •  Carla Gravina

The movie follows the lives of a woman and a man starting from several generations earlier. The story spans a whole century and several continents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Lelouch
CAST:  Marthe Keller  •  André Dussollier  •  Charles Denner  •  Carla Gravina

The Arena (1974)

Female gladiators fight to the death. Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon finding themselves thrust into the gladiator ring, mount a vicious rebellion to fight their way to freedom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carver
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Margaret Markov  •  Lucretia Love  •  Paul Müller

Female gladiators fight to the death. Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon finding themselves thrust into the gladiator ring, mount a vicious rebellion to fight their way to freedom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carver
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Margaret Markov  •  Lucretia Love  •  Paul Müller

Tecnica per un massacro (1967)

No overview found.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Bianchi Montero
CAST:  Germán Cobos  •  María Mahor  •  Franco Ressel  •  Maria Pia Conte

No overview found.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Bianchi Montero
CAST:  Germán Cobos  •  María Mahor  •  Franco Ressel  •  Maria Pia Conte

The Labyrinth of Sex (1969)

Take a trip into The Labyrinth of Sex with an insatiable nymphomaniac, a lovely lesbian and fetishists of every stripe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Brescia
CAST:  Prof. Emilio Servadio  •  Orchidea De Santis  •  Franco Ressel  •  Susy Andersen

Take a trip into The Labyrinth of Sex with an insatiable nymphomaniac, a lovely lesbian and fetishists of every stripe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Brescia
CAST:  Prof. Emilio Servadio  •  Orchidea De Santis  •  Franco Ressel  •  Susy Andersen

Hero of Rome (1964)

In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to stop him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giorgio Ferroni
CAST:  Gordon Scott  •  Gabriella Pallotta  •  Massimo Serato  •  Gabriele Antonini

In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to stop him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giorgio Ferroni
CAST:  Gordon Scott  •  Gabriella Pallotta  •  Massimo Serato  •  Gabriele Antonini

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DIRECTION:  Bitto Albertini
CAST:  Brad Harris  •  Massimo Serato  •  Raf Baldassarre  •  Michel Lemoine

Night of Violence (1965)

Carla Pratesi, a prostitute, is killed. Her death is followed by a number of attempted murders. Carla's sister undertakes her own investigation. Police enquiries uncover a drugs trade connected to a call-girls organization but the murderer remains at large. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Mauri
CAST:  Alberto Lupo  •  Marilù Tolo  •  Lisa Gastoni  •  Hélène Chanel

Carla Pratesi, a prostitute, is killed. Her death is followed by a number of attempted murders. Carla's sister undertakes her own investigation. Police enquiries uncover a drugs trade connected to a call-girls organization but the murderer remains at large. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Mauri
CAST:  Alberto Lupo  •  Marilù Tolo  •  Lisa Gastoni  •  Hélène Chanel

La colpa e la pena (1961)

For trying to seduce the boss's wife, a young delinquent is punished by gangsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Bellocchio
CAST:  Alberto Maravalle  •  Maria Pia Conte  •  Stefano Satta

For trying to seduce the boss's wife, a young delinquent is punished by gangsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Bellocchio
CAST:  Alberto Maravalle  •  Maria Pia Conte  •  Stefano Satta

Spasmo (1974)

While walking along the beach, Christian and his girlfriend discover a mysterious woman washed ashore. The following day, Christian meets the woman again at a yacht party and soon finds himself entangled in a web of lust, intrigue and murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Umberto Lenzi
CAST:  Robert Hoffmann  •  Suzy Kendall  •  Ivan Rassimov  •  Adolfo Lastretti

While walking along the beach, Christian and his girlfriend discover a mysterious woman washed ashore. The following day, Christian meets the woman again at a yacht party and soon finds himself entangled in a web of lust, intrigue and murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Umberto Lenzi
CAST:  Robert Hoffmann  •  Suzy Kendall  •  Ivan Rassimov  •  Adolfo Lastretti

Dynamite Jim (1966)

Set during the American Civil War  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Balcázar
CAST:  Luis Dávila  •  Fernando Sancho  •  Rosalba Neri  •  Maria Pia Conte

Set during the American Civil War  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Balcázar
CAST:  Luis Dávila  •  Fernando Sancho  •  Rosalba Neri  •  Maria Pia Conte

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DIRECTION:  Mariano Laurenti
CAST:  Franco Franchi  •  Mario Colli  •  Maria Pia Conte  •  Luciano Pigozzi

Snow Devils (1967)

A heroic expedition braves snow-whipped precipices and discovers the dreaded humanoids. But wait – these are extraterrestrial yetis who zipped in from outer space to conquer Earth by melting the polar ice caps with high-energy proton fields. Will mankind be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Margheriti
CAST:  Giacomo Rossi-Stuart  •  Ombretta Colli  •  Renato Baldini  •  Wilbert Bradley

A heroic expedition braves snow-whipped precipices and discovers the dreaded humanoids. But wait – these are extraterrestrial yetis who zipped in from outer space to conquer Earth by melting the polar ice caps with high-energy proton fields. Will mankind be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Margheriti
CAST:  Giacomo Rossi-Stuart  •  Ombretta Colli  •  Renato Baldini  •  Wilbert Bradley

War Between the Planets (1966)

Scientists try to prevent a collision between Earth and a planet that is heading for it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Margheriti
CAST:  Giacomo Rossi-Stuart  •  Ombretta Colli  •  Enzo Fiermonte  •  Halina Zalewska

Scientists try to prevent a collision between Earth and a planet that is heading for it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Margheriti
CAST:  Giacomo Rossi-Stuart  •  Ombretta Colli  •  Enzo Fiermonte  •  Halina Zalewska

Gegè Bellavita (1978)

Pregnant with their 10th child, Agata discovers that her lazy husband Gennaro betrays her cheerfully.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pasquale Festa Campanile
CAST:  Flavio Bucci  •  Lina Polito  •  Ria De Simone  •  Maria Pia Conte

Pregnant with their 10th child, Agata discovers that her lazy husband Gennaro betrays her cheerfully.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pasquale Festa Campanile
CAST:  Flavio Bucci  •  Lina Polito  •  Ria De Simone  •  Maria Pia Conte

La novizia (1975)

A young man comes back to his provincial home town to visit his dying uncle who is being attended to by a night nurse and novice nun. Before long, the young man develops a deep longing for the young, beautiful nun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giuliano Biagetti
CAST:  Femi Benussi  •  Gloria Guida  •  Lionel Stander  •  Gino Milli

A young man comes back to his provincial home town to visit his dying uncle who is being attended to by a night nurse and novice nun. Before long, the young man develops a deep longing for the young, beautiful nun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giuliano Biagetti
CAST:  Femi Benussi  •  Gloria Guida  •  Lionel Stander  •  Gino Milli

Death on the Fourposter (1964)

A group of friends decide to spend a weekend in a castle belonging to Riccardo, a moody and hyper-sensitive young artist. The only other inhabitants of the castle are a mysterious housekeeper, Caterina, and the demented Aldo. The group are joined by two friends: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ambrogio Molteni  •  Jean Josipovici
CAST:  John Drew Barrymore  •  Gloria Milland  •  Luisa Rivelli  •  Antonella Lualdi

A group of friends decide to spend a weekend in a castle belonging to Riccardo, a moody and hyper-sensitive young artist. The only other inhabitants of the castle are a mysterious housekeeper, Caterina, and the demented Aldo. The group are joined by two friends: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ambrogio Molteni  •  Jean Josipovici
CAST:  John Drew Barrymore  •  Gloria Milland  •  Luisa Rivelli  •  Antonella Lualdi

Five Dollars for Ringo (1966)

Sheriff Lester Sands travels to Lindsborg in the hope of finding a gang of outlaws operating in the region. He suspects that they hide there because recently they raided the bank of a neighboring village. And during the robbery, the director was wounded. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ignacio F. Iquino  •  Juan Xiol
CAST:  Julio Pérez Tabernero  •  Alberto Farnese  •  Maria Pia Conte  •  Miguel Gila

Sheriff Lester Sands travels to Lindsborg in the hope of finding a gang of outlaws operating in the region. He suspects that they hide there because recently they raided the bank of a neighboring village. And during the robbery, the director was wounded. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ignacio F. Iquino  •  Juan Xiol
CAST:  Julio Pérez Tabernero  •  Alberto Farnese  •  Maria Pia Conte  •  Miguel Gila

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DIRECTION:  Bruno Corbucci
CAST:  Little Tony  •  Katia Christine  •  Gianni Agus  •  Aldo Puglisi

If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)

After a stagecoach is robbed and the passengers murdered, a long and tangled series of surprise attacks and murderous double-crosses, leaves the coach's strongbox in the hands of the killer Lasky. It is up to the legendary hero Sartana to track down the missing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco Parolini
CAST:  Gianni Garko  •  Fernando Sancho  •  William Berger  •  Sydney Chaplin

After a stagecoach is robbed and the passengers murdered, a long and tangled series of surprise attacks and murderous double-crosses, leaves the coach's strongbox in the hands of the killer Lasky. It is up to the legendary hero Sartana to track down the missing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco Parolini
CAST:  Gianni Garko  •  Fernando Sancho  •  William Berger  •  Sydney Chaplin

Madame Bovary (1969)

Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Schott-Schöbinger
CAST:  Edwige Fenech  •  Gerhard Riedmann  •  Franco Ressel  •  Peter Carsten

Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Schott-Schöbinger
CAST:  Edwige Fenech  •  Gerhard Riedmann  •  Franco Ressel  •  Peter Carsten
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