In her youth, Lucia Bose worked in one of the Milanese bakeries until she won the Miss Italy competition in 1947. After that, filmmakers drew attention to the girl, including Giuseppe De Santis, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pedro Almodovar and Francesco Rosi. Lucia Bose became one of the most popular actresses of the period of Italian neo-romanticism: the main films with her participation are The Chronicle of One Love, Satyricon and The Lady Without Camellias.
Massimo Girotti and Lucia Bose in the film Chronicle of a Love © imdb
Bose devoted most of her life to her husband - matador Luis Miguel Domingin, as well as raising children - Miguel, Paola and Lucia. Bose's son is widely known as a singer and actor in Italy, Spain and Latin America: he has appeared in films by Dario Argento, Pedro Almodovar, Patrice Cherero and Vicente Aranda, including Suspiria, Queen Margot and Anarchists.
Luis Miguel Domingin and Lucia Bose with their son Miguel © Keystone / Hulton Archive
Luis Miguel Domingin and Lucia Bose © Emilio Ronchini / Mondadori via Getty Images
It was Miguel Bose who announced the death of his mother on March 23. According to the Spanish newspaper El País, Lucia Bose died of pneumonia, the illness of many of her family members and relatives. Other world media outlets broadcast the news that the pneumonia was caused by the coronavirus. In memory of his mother, Miguel Bose published a touching video.