Alternated filming activity with television and stage acting, namely at Piccolo Teatro di Milano, where she did "I giacobini" by Federico Zardi, under the direction of Strehler. She was one of the stars launched as a successor to Marilyn Monroe in the United States, in the late '60s.
One child from Franco Pesci: Corrado, born in July 1962.
She has three grandsons: Franco (b. 1995), Federico and Riccardo (b. 2003).
Sister of actress Esperia Pieralisi.
The '80s Argentinian band, Sumo (led by an Italian singer), made a song for her. The singer's brother is the actor Andrea Prodan, who appeared with her in the movie I ragazzi di via Panisperna (1989).
Was cast in the title role in Barbarella (1968), but she turned it down and returned to Italy.