1956. A caption on the back of the photo explains:
NEW FACES AT VENETIAN FILM FESTIVAL
A/5217 – Elsa Martinelli, 21, born in Rome. 4th of seven sisters, Elsa started her career as photographic model. Went to the United States and played there her first part in a western with Kirk Douglas. Back to Italy, her last interpretation “Donatella” won a prize at Berlin film festival.