Gabriella Licudi (Gabrielle Carmen Stuttard)

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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Gabriella Licudi was born Gabrielle Carmen Stuttard, the only child of Wilfred James Stuttard, a naval engineer from Northern Ireland, and Olga Maria Licudi of Gibraltar, from whom she took her stage name. After seeing a film dealing with the education of deaf mutes, Gabriella was so moved she decided to become a teacher of elocution. To help prepare for her chosen profession she enrolled in courses at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where she was spotted by an agent while performing in a class production in 1961. Read more...