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Umberto Lenzi was born on 6 August, 1931 in Massa Marittima, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy, is a Writer, Director, Assistant Director. Discover Umberto Lenzi'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 Umberto Lenzi networth?

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Occupation writer,director,assistant_director
Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 6 August 1931
Birthday 6 August
Birthplace Massa Marittima, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
Date of death 19 October, 2017
Died Place Rome, Lazio, Italy
Nationality Italy

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Who Is Umberto Lenzi's Wife?

His wife is Olga Pehar (1963 - 20 November 2015) ( her death), Tersicore Kolosoff (1958 - ?) ( divorced)

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Wife Olga Pehar (1963 - 20 November 2015) ( her death), Tersicore Kolosoff (1958 - ?) ( divorced)
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Umberto Lenzi Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Umberto Lenzi worth at the age of 86 years old? Umberto Lenzi’s income source is mostly from being a successful Writer. He is from Italy. We have estimated Umberto Lenzi's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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The 1990s saw Lenzi directing a number of TV productions that were never broadcast, causing him lament upon the change in Italian film industry. After 40 years and directing over 60 films, Lenzi more or less retired from film directing and left his mark as one of the most creative and inexhaustible cult film directors of Italy.


His movie Le porte dell'inferno (1989) is a seldom-seen horror film, which makes the most of its low budget. Lenzi claimed to have shot it in three weeks at a cost of 300 million lire, whereas low-budget Italian horror films shot in Italy or abroad cost an average of a billion lire or more. It represented a personal challenge for Lenzi since the entire movie takes place in a cave and the suspense is maintained for the entire 90 minutes. As his budgets and financing for his films dwindled, so did his output.


Lenzi responded with two very gory jungle cannibal features, Eaten Alive! (1980) and Cannibal Ferox (1981) (Make Them Die Slowly), which attempted to outdo Deodato's thrillers. The excess of Cannibal Ferox, which was banned in 31 countries, made Lenzi distance himself from the cannibal genre.

In between Eaten Alive and Cannibal Ferox, Lenzi directed Nightmare City (1980), a zombie flick, with Lenzi rejected the slow-moving zombies of the Romero and Fulci movies for a more type of fast-moving, weapons toting, super zombies with action and an anti-nuclear message.

During the 1980s and early 1990s, Lenzi turned his attention to other genres: action-adventure, war films and even made-for-TV dramas, although he directed the occasional thriller most notable in that time was Ghosthouse (1988).


Titles like Almost Human (1974), Il trucido e lo sbirro (1976) (Free Hand For a Tough Cop), and La banda del gobbo (1978) (Brothers Till We Die) were the most popular and brutal of the thrillers.


Prior to the polizieschi, Lenzi directed Sacrifice! (1972) (Man from Deep River), which was the start of the Italian cannibal sub-genre.


Retitled Paranoia for its USA release, Orgasmo caused some confusion since Lenzi directed a movie with the same name, Paranoia, in 1970 also with Carroll Baker.

During the 1970s, Lenzi directed a number of giallo thrillers among them Così dolce. . .

In the late 1970s, Lenzi turned to the police thrillers (polizieschi), which rejuvenated his confidence and his popularity.

A re-telling of the western A Man Called Horse (1970), with a south Asia setting, set the stage for a later group of extremely gory cannibal sub-genre movies most noteworthy being Ruggero Deodato's Jungle Holocaust (1977) which featured a potent combination of extreme violence in a documentary realism.


After directing a war film and two "spaghetti westerns," Lenzi turned to the giallo gene with Paranoia (1969) (originally called "Orgasmo"), starring Carroll Baker and Lou Castel, which was the first of his thrillers and one of his personal favorites.

così perversa (1969), Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972) and Eyeball (1975). None of them were particularly successful since Lenzi blamed his tight budgets and poor scripts, which he believed no director could do well with.


For the movie Kriminal (1966), Lenzi turned to the new wave of adult-oriented comic books (known as fumetti) for fresh inspiration and initiated a popular trend.


Other pirate/sword flicks followed, starting with The Pirates of Malaysia (1964) (Pirates of Malaysia), which was part of the height of the career of fictitious tales of historic legendary characters including Robin Hood, Catherine the Great, Zorro, Sandokan and Maciste.


He found employment as an assistant director before making his directorial debut with Queen of the Seas (1961).


Born in Massa Marittima, Italy on August 6, 1931, Umberto Lenzi was a movie enthusiast since his early grade school years. During those years, he founded various film fan clubs while studying law. Lenzi started out as a journalist for various local newspapers and magazines. Lenzi put off his law studies to pursue the technical arts of filmmaking at the Centro Sperimentale de Cinematografia. After graduation from the school, Lenzi continued working as a writer and film critic.