Maria Grazia Buccella

Maria Grazia Buccella

Buccella in Sissignore (1969)
Born (1940-08-15) 15 August 1940
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Years active 1951-2000

Maria Grazia Buccella, (born 15 August 1940) is a former Italian glamour model, Miss Italy contestant (1959) and film actress.

Buccella screen tested for the role of Domino Derval in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball. The role eventually went to French actress, Claudine Auger.[1] That year, she appeared in the Dino Risi-directed film Il Gaucho which co-starred actors such as Vittorio Gassman.

In 1966, she played the beauty Miss Okra in the Peter Sellers film After the Fox. In 1968, she won a Silver Ribbon award at the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists for Best Supporting Actress (Migliore Attrice Non Protagonista) in the film Ti ho sposato per allegria.[2]

She was featured on the cover of Playboy magazine in July 1977. She virtually retired from film in 1979 although she made two small appearances in the late 1980s and a final appearance in the 2000 TV series Hotel Otello.


See also


  1. Production notes for Thunderball
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.
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