Carlo Vanzina
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Born(1951-03-13)13 March 1951
Rome, Italy
Died8 July 2018(2018-07-08) (aged 67)
Rome, Italy
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1976–2018
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
RelativesSteno (father)
Enrico Vanzina (brother)

Carlo Vanzina (13 March 1951 – 8 July 2018) was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter.[1][2]

Vanzina was born in Rome, the son of Maria Teresa Nati and film director Stefano Vanzina and brother of Enrico Vanzina.

In English-speaking countries, he is likely best known for his 1985 giallo Nothing Underneath, starring Donald Pleasence and Renee Simonsen, which received a substantial home video release and aired on cable frequently. He would effectively remake his own film in 2011 as The Last Fashion Show with Richard E. Grant.

Many of his projects were made for Italian television with English-speaking actors, and in turn these films received English-language home video releases in America. He frequently worked with models-turned-actresses such as Renee Simonsen, Carole Bouquet, Carol Alt, Lauren Hutton, and Elle Macpherson.

Two of his films, Eccezzziunale... veramente (1982) and Vacanze di Natale (1983), were shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.[3][4]



  1. ^ Morto Carlo Vanzina (in Italian)
  2. ^ "Carlo Vanzina". IMDb. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Italian Comedy – The State of Things". Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  4. ^ Profile,; accessed 15 April 2015.