Antonioni découvrant Sophia Loren, refusée par le producteur (qui voulait un nom connu) :

"Il m'est souvent arrivé d'avoir des intuitions pour des actrices. (Pour interpréter "La signora senza camelie"), j'ai proposé de prendre une jeune fille inconnue que je voyais souvent dans ma trattoria, une brune, grande, avec des yeux magnifiques et un air sauvage, très belle : Sofia Ciccolone (Sophia Loren), une figurante de Cinecittà. Le producteur refusa. Il voulait un "nom"."

(Michelangelo Antonioni. Le cinéma et moi, les femmes et moi, par Lietta Tornabuoni, "Corriere della sera", Milan, 12 février 1978,
in Cher Antonioni..., Projet culturel pour la récupération, la restauration, la conservation et la diffusion multimédias de l'oeuvre de Michelangelo Antonioni,
Editions E.A.G.C. Ente Autonomo Gestione Cinema, page 81
sous le patronage du Ministero del Turismo E Dello Spettacolo, 1988)

Sophia Loren 1953 – Photo by Everett Collection / Rex Features
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Erika Linder / Model & Actress / Photo (c) Amanda Demme

 

Erika Linder

Photo (c) Amanda Demme

 

"Proudly androgynous, Linder models in both men’s and women’s runway shows. So it is no surprise that her personal hero is Tilda Swinton. “I admire her style so much—I think she is amazing. She can do it all; she can play a man, a woman, a horse!” she says. And so, we suspect, can Linder.

Asked if her new career (actress) is scary, she says of course it is: “But if it isn’t scary, I don’t want to do it." - VOGUE, APRIL 4, 2018. Hooked on Louis Vuitton’s Capucines With Erika Linder

 

Erika Linder / Actress

 

"Model Erika Linder announces herself as a promising screen presence"
VARIETY

"Erika Linder. One of the most impressive silver screen outings for a model to date"
EYE FOR FILM

 

Sara Serraiocco | Baldwin / Counterpart

 

Sara Serraiocco

Showreel | Counterpart

"The actress Sara Serraiocco is the person stealing the show on Counterpart so far. Serraiocco had a not-so unique path to acting: she started out as a dancer. Now one of the hottest talents in Europe" (Decider)

 

Sara Serraiocco
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