Marisa Mell  

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Marisa Mell (born Marlise Moitzi in Graz, Austria on 24 February 1939, died in Vienna on 16 May 1992) was an actress who became a cult figure of 1960s Italian B-movies.

In 1963, she was involved in a violent automobile accident in France. For six hours, she lay unconscious, unaware that she nearly lost her right eye. The disfigurement extended to her lip as well. She spent the next two years undergoing plastic surgery, and no damage remained in her face, except for a distinctive curl of her upper lip.

She turned down a seven-year Hollywood contract, saying that while the payment would have been great, "the contract was a whole book. I think that even to go to the toilet I would have needed a permission."

She is most well-known for the role of Eva Kant in Danger: Diabolik (1968). In the late 1990s, the television show MST3K brought the actress to a new generation of B-movie viewers when the film was featured on an episode.

She succumbed to throat cancer in 1992.

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