Malisa Longo

Venice, Veneto, Italy


Malisa Longo (born 13 July 1950) is an Italian actress, model and writer. Born Maria Luisa Longo in Venice, at young age Longo moved to Rome where she started a career as a model; she entered the Miss Italia beauty contest, winning the Miss Cinema and the Miss Lazio titles. After having appeared in a number of commercials, Longo made her acting debut in 1968, in the Antonio Margheriti's giallo film The Young, the Evil, and the Savage. She then appeared in a number of films, sometimes in main roles, and was especially active in the Nazisploitation and commedia sexy all'italiana genres. She is perhaps most famous worldwide for her cameo early in Bruce Lee's film Way of the Dragon. Longo retired from acting in 1997. In 2000 she debuted as a writer with the novel Così come sono, and her works include poetries (Il cantico del corpo) and essays (Aggiungi un seggio a tavola). Longo was married to film producer Riccardo Billi and resides in Chicago, Illinois. Description above from the Wikipedia article Malisa Longo, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.