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Mario Bava was born on 31 July, 1914 in Sanremo, Liguria, Italy, is a Cinematographer, Special Effects, Director. Discover Mario Bava's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Mario Bava networth?

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Occupation cinematographer,special_effects,director
Age 66 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 31 July 1914
Birthday 31 July
Birthplace Sanremo, Liguria, Italy
Date of death 25 April, 1980
Died Place Rome, Lazio, Italy
Nationality Italy

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Who Is Mario Bava's Wife?

His wife is Iole Sergio (9 January 1938 - 27 April 1980) ( his death) ( 2 children)

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Mario Bava Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Mario Bava worth at the age of 66 years old? Mario Bava’s income source is mostly from being a successful Cinematographer. He is from Italy. We have estimated Mario Bava's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Cinematographer

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Lamberto Bava's films include Macabre (1980), Demons (1985) and Body Puzzle (1992).


Dino De Laurentiis originally approached Bava to handle the special effects of King Kong (1976). Bava did not want to leave Italy so he turned down the offer. He recommended Carlo Rambaldi.


But after the commercial failure of his later films, as well as the unreleased works of Rabid Dogs (1974), Bava went into a decline and by 1975, retired from filmmaking all together. He was persuaded to come out of retirement at the request of his son, Lamberto, to direct Shock, as well as a made-for-Italian television movie.


Kill! (1966), A Bay of Blood (1971), and Lisa & The Devil (1973).


Bava's son Lamberto served as his assistant on most of his films since 1965, and since 1980 has been a director himself.


In the films The Evil Eye (1963) and Blood and Black Lace (1964), he created the style and substance of the giallo, a genre which would be perfected in the later films of Dario Argento. Bava worked in many popular genres, including viking films, peplum, spaghetti westerns, action, and even softcore, but it is his horror films and giallo mystery films which stand out and for which he is best remembered.


Through works such as Hercules in the Haunted World (1961), The Whip and the Body (1963), and Planet of the Vampires (1965), Bava's films took on the look of works of art.


The film that emerged, Black Sunday (1960), is one his most well known as well as one of his best. This widely influential movie also started the horror career of a beautiful but then unknown British actress named Barbara Steele. While Black Sunday is a black and white film, it was in the color milieu that the director excelled. The projects which followed began to develop stunning photography, making great use of lighting, set design, and camera positioning to compliment mise-en-scenes bathed in deep primaries.

Recommended are Black Sunday (1960), The Whip and the Body (1963), Blood and Black Lace (1964), Kill, Baby. . .


After a similar incident occurred on Freda's Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959), and Bava's having been credited with "saving" Tourneur's The Giant of Marathon (1959), Galatea urged Bava to direct any film he wanted with their financing.


While working with Freda on Lust of the Vampire (1957) in 1956, the director left the project after an argument with the producers and the film mostly unfinished. Bava stepped in and directed the majority of the movie, finishing it on schedule. This film, also known as "The Devil's Commandment", inspired a wave of gothic Italian horror films.


Other than a series of short films in the 1940s which he directed, Bava was a cinematographer until 1960. He developed a reputation as a special effects genius, and was able to use optical trickery to great success. Among the directors for whom Bava photographed films were Paolo Heusch, Riccardo Freda, Jacques Tourneur and Raoul Walsh.


Italian director Mario Bava was born on July 31, 1914 in the coastal northern Italian town of San Remo.


His father, Eugenio Bava (1886-1966), was a cinematographer in the early days of the Italian film industry. Bava was trained as a painter, and when he eventually followed his father into film photography his artistic background led him to a strong belief in the importance of visual composition in filmmaking.