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Elissa Landi (December 6, 1904 – October 21, 194 was an Italian born actress who was popular in Hollywood films of the 1920s and 1930s.Rumoured to be a descendant of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria,she was noted for her aristocratic bearing(She is believed by some people to have been the secret granddaughter of Sissi (Empress Elizabeth),the beautiful consort of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria.)Born Elisabeth Marie Christine Kühnelt in Venice,Landi was raised in Austria and educated in England.During the 1920s she appeared in British,French,and German films before travelling to the United States to appear in a Broadway production of A Farewell to Arms.She was signed to a contract by Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century Fox) in 1931.She retired,in 1943.She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1943,and dedicated herself to writing,producing six novels and a series of poems.She died from cancer in Kingston, New York.She was just 43 years old.
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