- Category : 1914-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (20,59)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Plane 1
Italian stage and film actress, who started as a stage actress and first appeared in films with "La Freccia d'oro" (1935), in a supporting role but because of her photogenic looks and talent as an actress, soon graduated to leading parts at the end of the 1930s. In 1939, whilst working on "Un Avventura di Salvator Rosa" (1940) directed by the celebrated Alessandro Blasetti, she met Osvaldo Valenti. The pair became romantically involved and had a son.
Valenti had been linked with many Fascist officials and personalities for years, and this is the reason why he featured on the partisans' hit list. He was finally arrested in Milan, alongside a pregnant Ferida in April 1945. They were both sentenced to be executed and shot immediately in the street on 30 April 1945, without any proper trial. The partisan chief who organized the execution, "Vero" Marozin, declared years later that one of the partisan leaders that ordered the two actors to be executed was Sandro Pertini, who later became president of the Italian republic; no other source, however, supports Marozin's version of the facts.
The film "Sanguepazzo" starring Monica Bellucci talks about Luisa Ferida's relationship with Osvaldo Valenti and was premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.