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Born: August 22, 1933 in Zagreb, Croatia,
Yugoslavia (now Zagreb, Croatia).
Died: December 26, 1994
in Rome, Italy.
Cause of Death: Heart Ailments
Spouse #1: Raimondo Castelli (1967-1971) (divorced)
Height: 5' 10.5"
A tall beauty whose
hair color changed all the time. I'd like to know more about her
life. If you
know anything, please CONTACT ME.
This is what I know so far.
Before she went into movies, Sylva was a physics
student at Naples University. In 1960, she started living with
Raimondo Castelli, but did not marry because of the opposition of
Italian law and his wife Marinella, refusing divorce to couples married
by the Catholic rite. They did marry in Mexico once, but that was
not recognized in Italy.
When she became a successful movie starlet in Italy
the early 1960s, she spent most of her money on luxury in a villa set
in the well-to-do district of Marino, Rome. She was big into
collecting 16th century furniture and paintings. That lasted for
quite awhile until her income started dwindling and she had to face a
tax evasion inquest. In 1976 she was forced to sell her house.