Attrice esuberante, icona pop, volto della tv italiana: Sandra Milo si svela nella sua prima raccolta di poesie, parole gentili che accolgono l’altro, come in un caldo abbraccio materno. La poesia di Sandra Milo riesce a raccontare le cose del mondo attraverso lo sguardo convinto dell’amore. I suoi versi sono atti di fede nei confronti di tutto ciò che vive ed esiste, leggendoli ritroviamo l’abbraccio materno ideale, quello che ama senza riserva e accoglie per vocazione. Sandra Milo recupera la parola genuina risvegliando il piacere di un sentire puro. Ci ricorda che la bellezza sta nella cosa fragile da trattare con cura e merita sempre una mano gentile. Il suo fare poesia è un parlare alla gente con il garbo e il rispetto di chi riconosce nell’altro tutta la meraviglia dell’umano.
Life and career
Milo made her film debut in 1955 alongside Alberto Sordi in The Bachelor. Her first major role came in 1959 thanks to the producer Moris Ergas, in General della Rovere, directed by Roberto Rossellini. She also appeared in his film, Vanina Vanini, but Rossellini’s career was cut short after the film received harsh criticism at the Venice Festival. After she got married, she retired from her acting career. Until discovered by Fellini, Milo had mostly performed in comedies and melodramas. Although she was reluctant to make a comeback, Fellini convinced her to take on the role of the sexy, lightheaded mistress opposite Marcello Mastroianni in 8½. The movie, which won universal acclaim, failed to change the public perception of her and although she was cast in Juliet of the Spirits, most of her following endeavors were second-rate films. In the mid-1960s, Milo was hostess of a television program in Rome. Milo retired again from acting in 1968, only to make a second comeback in 1979, with her roles shifting from that of the temptress to more stern middle-aged women. In 2006–2007 she toured Italy with the theatrical adaptation of 8 Women. Milo married Moris Ergas with whom she had a daughter Deborah, and later married Ottavio De Lollis with whom she had two children, Ciro and Azzurra. She was Roman Catholic. Milo died on 29 January 2024, at the age of 90.