Italian actress Mariangela Melato dies at 71 - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - In this, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 file photo, Italian actress Mariangela Melato waves to photographers prior to the start of the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2009 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy. Melato, 71, known for her critically acclaimed performance as a spoiled socialite stranded with a sailor she had tormented in the 1974 film comedy "Swept Away" has died in a Rome hospital. The Antea hospital said she died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. The LaPresse news agency said she was suffering from pancreatic cancer. The blonde actress obtained her most success in a series of films in the 1970s directed by the Italian Lina Wertmuller, including "The Seduction of Mimi" and "Love and Anarchy." (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)