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Eva Renzi dies in Berlin


Yesterday, the sixty-year-old actress Eva Renzi died of cancer in Berlin, where she was born. The artist, whose real name was Evelyne Renziehausen, was well-known for her commitment and will to speak her mind since the beginning of her carreer, in 1964. That year, she played is Will Temper's Playgirl with great critical acclaim, which revealed her to the world. Later on, she worked with filmmakers of all nationalities, such as Guy Hamilton —who directed her and Michael Caine in the sadly predestined Funeral in Berlin (1966)—, Dario Argento (L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo, 1970), and Jacques Doillon (La fille prodigue), 1981).

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However, she was not too happy with being a star, which led her to spend several months meditating in India and to repeatedly express her strong opinions —she is the one who called Karl Carstens (President of the Republic in the early 80's) an 'old nazi'.

Her most recent role was for a television series, Das Erbe der Guldenburgs.

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(Translated from French)

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