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Naked Maja (1959)





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In this lush romantic drama, famed 18th-century Spanish painter Francisco Goya angers a prominent duchess by painting her face on a nude in his latest work. This causes a national scandal and the painter and duchess spar continually until they figure out that they have fallen in love.


Anthony Franciosa
as Francisco Goya
Ava Gardner
as Duchess of Alba
Amedeo Nazzari
as Prime Minister Manuel Godoy
Lea Padovani
as Queen Maria Luisa
Gino Cervi
as King Carlos IV
Carlo Rizzo
as Juanito
Peter Meersman
as Dr. Peral
Yemiko Fullwood
as Maria de la Luz
Erminio Spalla
as Rojas the Innkeeper
John Karlsen
as Inquisitor
Peter Paul Muller
as French Ambassador
Amru Sani
as Singer
Carmen Mora
as The Ballerina
Clayton Hall
as Goya's Assistant
Gustavo De Nardo
as The Priest
Andre Esterhazi
as Count De Fuentes
Amina Pirani Maggi
as Governess Assuncion
Leonardo Botta
as Prince Ferdinando
Roberta Primavera
as Princess of Portugal
Pamela Sharp
as Maria Isabella
Alberto Plebani
as Don Antonio
Nadia Balabine
as Carlotta Joaquins
Giuseppe Giardina
as Luigi of Perma
Stella Vitelleschi
as Maria Josefa
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Critic Reviews for Naked Maja

All Critics (2)

Taking liberties with history, this kitschy biopic of Goya is a mishmash, but Ava Gardner's beauty (and her lush wardrobe)is worth thr price of admission.

June 20, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It has as much going for it in depth as a kindergarten drawing.

October 27, 2007 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Naked Maja


Overheated melodramatics but Ava is at the height of her beauty. Beautiful color photography and sumptous sets add to the films appeal but it is still basically a soap opera.

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