Elisa Kadigia Bove

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Elisa Kadigia Bove
Born 1942
Mogadishu, Somalia
Residence Italy
Occupation actress
Years active 1960s–1980s

Elisa Kadigia Bove is an Italian actress.

Personal life

Kadigia Bove is of Italian-Somali descent.[1]

Bove is the mother of two boys, Malcolm and Massimiliano, both of whom were born in Sicily.[2]


Bove began her film career acting in commercials. She first gained renown during a television campaign for Adantic, a popular 1970s brand. Daughter of an Italian soldier and a Somali woman. After attending the Piccolo Teatro directed by Strehler, she began a long career as an actress and vocalist, between theater, film and television. She interpreted many masterpieces by the Italian avant-garde composer Luigi Nono including A Floresta é Jovem e Cheja de Vida, Un volto del mare, Contrappunto dialettico alla mente, Y entonces Comprendió. She debuted as an actress in the first feature film directed by Valentino Orsini. She later starred in some B-Movies in the late Sixties and Eighties, while her last role was in a comedy directed by Cristina Comencini.

Bove later starred in a number of Italian feature films, particularly in the giallo horror genre. Of the latter, she appeared in the 1980 film Macabre by Lamberto Bava.[3]

Besides cinematic work, Bove is the president of the Associazione Donne Immigrate Africane (ADIA), a non-profit organization serving immigrant women in Italy.[4]


See also


  1. Women in the Resistance in Italy and Algeria (in Italian)
  2. Biography|Achille Occhetto (in Italian)
  3. "BAISER MACABRE" (PDF). Cine Horreur. Retrieved 10 August 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Immigration. Denying the role of women in culture. Interview with Kadgiga Bove and Pauline Aweto. (in Italian)

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