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Character 'Ria' in A Man Called Sledge


The actress playing 'Ria' really, really, really doesn't look like Laura Antonelli... unless there are two actresses with that same name. Did anybody else notice that? I have numerous films featuring Ms. Antonelli... but it is hard to find her in 'A Man Called Sledge'.

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You're absolutely right ! It is NOT Antonelli ! Antonelli was gorgeous ! This girl is, ahem, nothing special ...

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It IS she. Take a good look at the facial features:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Antonelli


Obviously her hair was lighter in A Man Called Sledge; it's the same girl. I think she's very pretty.

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Re: "You're absolutely right ! It is NOT Antonelli ! Antonelli was gorgeous ! This girl is, ahem, nothing special ... "

Really? I thought Ria was totally gorgeous!

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It's definitely her though without her usual dark and curly locks she's almost unrecognizable, try to look at her again concentrating on the face, this clip might help:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_SeLNR3qfE

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Glad to have this clarified. When the movie was shown on the Movies! channel today, I wasn't going to watch it but when I saw "Laura Antonelli" in the opening credits I thought: "Schwing! Gotta watch it!" I'm old enough to remember when she was, for a rather short time, the reigning sex goddess in movies. But I didn't see anyone who remotely looked like her.

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