Italian actress Elisa Martinelli was a gorgeous bombshell who evoked neighborhood tomboy charm. Although she became a renowned model and A-list actress and even married into royalty, she was born to a struggling family in a small Tuscan village and never lost her tomboy roots, often cast in physically demanding roles, shooting guns, riding motorcycles. She starred across from Kirk Douglas and John Wayne and somehow balanced her glamour and mystique with down-to-earth realness. Elsa Martinelli: A style icon for the ages.
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