Gia Scala

Born Mar 3, 1934

Gia Scala was an English-born actress and model of Italian and Irish descent.

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1934 Birth Born on March 3, 1934.


1954 20 Years Old At the end of 1954 an agent had her tested for the role of Mary Magdalene in a movie which was to be made called The Gallileans. … Read More
1955 21 Years Old Using the stage name "Gia Scala", she made her motion picture debut in 1955. … Read More
1957 23 Years Old …  She landed roles in Tip on a Dead Jockey and The Garment Jungle in 1957 and The Tunnel of Love in 1958. … Read More
1958 24 Years Old However, personal problems plagued her. In 1958, she attempted suicide.
1961 27 Years Old Scala received recognition for her performance as "Anna" in the 1961 film The Guns of Navarone, starring Gregory Peck. … Read More


1970 36 Years Old Scala's career began to deteriorate, however, as a result of a growing alcoholism, and she was released eventually from her contract with the studio. Her marriage to actor/stockbroker Don Burnett ended in divorce in 1970.
1972 38 Years Old Died on April 30, 1972.
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