Barbara Magnolfi

Dario Argento's Suspiria

The multi-talented and beautiful, Barbara Magnolfi, grew up in Rome going to Italian and French schools became fluent in several languages very young and trained at the academy of dramatic arts, worked with the most acclaimed directors of the time in Italy: Sergio Martino, Duccio Tessari, Aldo Lado. Sergio Corbucci, Dario Argento, Ruggero Deodato and more.

Best known by American audiences for her outstanding performance of Olga, Jessica Harper's venomous roommate in the classic horror masterpiece SUSPIRIA by Dario Argento.

Magnolfi is perhaps best known to US audience as Jessica Harper's venomous college roommate Olga in Dario Argento's terrifying horror cult classic Suspiria (1977) and the troubled main character in the lurid Giallo The Sister of Ursula (1978).


Magnolfi is a staple in Italian Cinema, named a “natural talent" by Antonio Pierangeli who directed her in her first role at 13 yrs old.

Now in Hollywood Barbara continues to work on projects in front and behind the camera as a producer. See Magnolfi starring in an imminent release Mother’s day directed by Michelle Nessk and this December in Deathcember Movie, the segment “Five deaths in blood-red”, directed by Ama Lea and executive produced by Barbara Magnolfi.

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