José Greci was born Giuseppina Greci on January 10, 1941, in Ferrara and died on June 1, 2017.
She was an Italian film, television and stage actress.
Jose was the daughter of the journalist and television writer Luigi.
During 1956 at just fifteen years old Greci enrolled at the Silvio D’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art; after two years she left the Academy to debut on stage.
She had made her film debut in 1959, playing the Virgin Mary in William Wyler’s Ben-Hur.
From there on she started appearing in dozens of genre films, soon becoming one of the most prolific actresses in 1960s Italian cinema, particularly becoming a star in the sword-and-sandal and eurospy genres.
Jose was also active on television, she gradually abandoned her career during the seventies. She died in Rome, Italy.
José Greci passed away at 76 years old.