She was married to Oscar De Mejo from 1944 to 1952 and had two children with him.
At 15 years old she went to Rome, where she attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
She was christened Alida Maria Laura von Altenburger, Baroness of Marckenstein and Freuenberg.
At one point in her life, she refused to make any movies for Italy.
She voiced the character Dr. Constance Petersen in a 1940s radio broadcast of Hitchcock's classic Spellbound.
Her name Alida means "flies like a bird."
She is the mother of actor Carlo De Mejo and of Lorenzo De Mejo.
She was involved in an infamous drug, sex, and murder scandal in 1954.
Her mother was shot by anti-fascists in 1945.
Gregory Peck: Not only are her shapes and features perfect: from her eyes radiates an irresistible flashing of love.