The other day I posted a Vintage Image of the Day of Gregory Peck from the movie The Paradine Case. The woman in the photo was Alida Valli. Little did I know I'd have cause to look for photos of her again, so soon. Sadly, the Italian actress died on Saturday at age 84.
Valli's first movie, Three-Cornered Hat, was released in 1937. She made movies in Hollywood from the late 1940s to the early 1950s, as well as taking a notable role in The Third Man, then returned to Italy. Horror-film fans may remember Valli as Miss Tanner in Dario Argento's film Suspiria, or perhaps as the assistant Louise in the 1959 French thriller Eyes Without a Face. Those fans of her later character-actor work might recognize her in the above photo as Kira Argounova in Noi Vivi, the 1942 Italian adaptation of Ayn Rand's We the Living.
GreenCine Daily linked to a lovely Alida Valli tribute site, full of photos of the actress throughout the years. You have your choice of languages: French, Italian, or German. Even though I'm not much good at anything but English, I had no trouble browsing the site.