Marina Hedman Bellis, also known as Marina Frajese, Marina Lotar and Marina Lothar (September 29, 1944 in Göteborg, Sweden) is a retired Swedish pornographic and mainstream actress.

Life and career

Hedman, who had been a well-known model, arrived in Italy as wife of an Italian journalist, Paolo Frajese, who in 1965 had gone to Sweden for a number of television reports. In 1976 she made her film debut with a small uncredited role in Lucio Fulci's sex comedy La pretora (My Sister In Law), starring Edwige Fenech. Later in 1976, she played a minor role in Emanuelle in America, appearing in her first hardcore scene. Then Hedman also appeared in the RAI show Carosello and posed for the Italian issue of Playboy Magazine. In 1979 she played a major role in Joe D'Amato's Immagini di un convento ("Images in a Convent"), an adaptation of La Religieuse.

Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hedman had supporting roles in mainstream films such as Primo Amore (1978) for Dino Risi and La città delle donne (City of Women) (1980) for Federico Fellini, as well as leading roles in pornographic cinema, in which she was considered one of the first Italian divas. 1984 and 1985 were prolific years for her, playing in films named after her, such as Marina e la sua bestia (Marina and her beast). She also played opposite John Holmes in the film The Devil in Mr. Holmes (1987). She appeared in her last film in the early 90s.

Filmography

  • La pretora (a.k.a. My Sister In Law, 1976)
  • Il ginecologo della mutua (a.k.a. Ladies' Doctor, 1977)
  • Un brivido di piacere (1978)
  • Follie di notte (a.k.a. Crazy Nights, 1978)
  • Le notti porno nel mondo n. 2 (a.k.a. Scandinavian Erotica, 1978)
  • Primo amore (a.k.a. First Love, 1978)
  • Come perdere una moglie...e trovare un'amante (a.k.a. How to Lose a Wife and Find a Lover, 1978)
  • La bestia nello spazio (a.k.a. The Beast in Space, 1978)
  • Le mani di una donna sola (1979)
  • Gegè Bellavita (1979)
  • Il mondo porno di due sorelle (a.k.a. Emanuelle and Joanna, 1979)
  • Libidine (1979)
  • Play Motel (1979)
  • Quello strano desiderio (1979)
  • La città delle donne (a.k.a. City of Women, 1980)
  • Febbre a 40! (a.k.a. Happy Birthday, Harry, 1980)
  • Una moglie, due amici, quattro amanti (a.k.a. Do It With the Pamango, 1980)
  • Delitto a Porta Romana (a.k.a. Crime at Porta Romana, 1980)
  • La compagna di viaggio (1980)
  • Delitto sull'autostrada (1982)
  • Satan's Baby Doll (1982)
  • Fantozzi subisce ancora (1983)
  • Delitto al Blue Gay (a.k.a. Cop in Drag, 1984)
  • Appuntamento in nero (a.k.a. Scandal in Black, 1990)

Filmography (pornographic roles)

  • Emanuelle in America (1976)
  • Albergo a ore (1981)
  • Apprendiste viziose (1985)
  • Adolescenti vogliose (1986)
  • Un bestiale triangolo erotico (1987)
  • Finalmente Marina (1991)