Now here’s some sad news. I stumbled across a report saying that actress Rosemary Dexter died back in September (this is also showing on the Italian Wikipedia).
The well known actress of the 1960s, Rosemary Dexter, was found dead yesterday afternoon in her home in Via Leopardi 1. She was estimated to have died two days ago. A friend, who was accustomed to seeing her every day, became suspicious and informed the Leopardi family, whose guest she was, because Ms Dexter lived alone and had suffered from a long-term illness. The actress had arrived in Recanati 11 years ago having retired from the the film world. She was a longtime friend of the Leopardi family and, in particular, of the Count Vanni and his daughter, Olimpia, who had found her accomodation in a small appartment near the Centre of Leopardiani Studies. “She wanted to spend her last years living in Recanati,” said Count Vanni, “because she loved these hills and the poetry of Giacomo.” She had no relatives and expressed her wish to be cremated after she died.
The actress arrived in Italy in the late 1950s from Pakistan, where she was born on July 19, 1944 to English parents.
Determined to enter the world of cinema, she made her debut in 1963 with Ugo Gregoretti’s Omicron. She was the protagonist in 1968s Romeo and Juliet, by Franco Zefirelli [she wasn’t she was in Riccardo Freda’s 1964 version], and worked with Mario Monicelli on Casanova 70, Sergio Leone on For a Few Dollars More, Duccio Tessari and Gianni Morandi on Per amore… per magia and Luigi Comencini on Mio Dio, come sono caduta in basso!