Abba, Marta

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Abba, Marta Gender: F
born on 25 June 1900 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Milano, Italy, 45n28, 9e12
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°50' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°47 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 27°53'

Marta Abba (1920s)


Italian actress, the sister of another actress, Cele Abba (25 May 1906 - 1 January 1992).

After their meeting in 1925 and until his death in 1936, Marta Abba was the stimulus to the playwright Luigi Pirandello's creativity. She was an aspiring 25-year-old actress when she met the 58-year-old playwright, whose wife had been confined to a mental asylum in 1919. From their correspondence it comes out how she not only inspired him but she also gave the writer confidence in his work. Their relationship was complex but contributed much to the Italian theatre. Pirandello was obsessive in pursuit of what could be presumed to have remained an unconsummated affair.

In 1928, Abba founded her own theatrical company and specialized in staging the works of Pirandello and other European playwrights like George Bernard Shaw, Gabriele d'Annunzio and Carlo Goldoni under the direction of prestigious directors like Max Reinhardt and Guido Salvini.

In January 1938 she married a wealthy Cleveland polo player, Severance Allen Millikin and settled down in Cleveland, Ohio until 1952, when she divorced and returned to Italy. The last years of her life she suffered from paresis and had to use a wheelchair. She died, at 87, from a cerebral hemorrhage.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1925 (met Pirandello)
  • Work : Begin Major Project September 1928 (opened her own theatre)
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  • Death by Disease 24 June 1988 (cerebral hemorrhage, day before 88th birthday)
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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, file entertainment, p.1


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer