- Milly Vitale was a very pretty actress who was born in Rome in 1933. Her first film was “The Brothers Karamazov” in 1947. She was featured in a number of Italian films when she was given the role of Kirk Douglas’s leading lady in “The Juggler” in 1953. Two years later she was brought to Hollywood to star opposite Bob Hope in “The Seven Little Foys”. She only made the one film in the U.S. and then returned to Europe. She was in the epic “War and Peace”. She was excellent as the World War Two freedom fighter in “The Battle of the V.I.” with Michael Rennie and Patricia Medina. She retired from acting in the 1970’s. Milly Vitale died in 2006. Her link on “Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen” can be accessed here.
She appeared in numerous post-war Italian films. She appeared in a few Hollywood movies but never achieved star status like her contemporaries Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. In her most notable U.S. role, she appeared with Bob Hope as “Madeleine Morundo Foy” in The Seven Little Foys (1956). War and Peace She married Vincent Hillyer, a United States citizen, in 1960; the marriage produced two sons, Edoardo and Vincent Jr. The couple divorced in the late 1960s. Vitale retired from acting in the 1970s, after a career of more than 47 films.