Carmen Scarpitta was an Italian stage and film actress. She appeared in 30 films between 1960 and 2001. Born in Hollywood, California, Scarpitta debuted on stage in 1960, in Alessandro Manzoni's Adelchis and in Ennio Flaiano's A Martian in Rome, both directed by Vittorio Gassman. In her forty years' career she has worked on stage alongside Carmelo Bene, Luca Ronconi and Luigi Squarzina, and starred in films directed by Federico Fellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mauro Bolognini, Luigi Magni. She died from a gas leak in her house in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.