Hella Medini

From the list of elephant persons Family: Swoboda

Hella Medini
Helena  Swoboda
Hella Swoboda at Scala in Berlin
Personal details

Spouse(s) Renato Medini

Country Italy

Work locations
Title owner 1952-1969
Location at Circus Medrano-Swoboda in Austria

Biography details

Helena "Hella" Swoboda , circus director in Italy

Born 1920-03-31 in Austria dead 2015-01-00 , daughter of director Ludwig Swoboda .


Three of the Swoboda sisters, Therese, Anita and Helena (Hella), had married and settled in Italy, where they had rented the Medrano name to various Italian circuses. Therese had died in 1951, and Anita eventually left the circus; Hella, who had married Renato Medini, of the famous Italian circus family, eventually remained sole owner of the title. In 1972, Medrano seemed to Leonida Casartelli a perfect name for his circus: Casartelli exploited the same market as had the Swobodas, a market where the Medrano title had gained, over the years, prestige and recognition. He made a deal with Renato Medini, and legally purchased a name that belonged to the seller somewhat illegitimately.
Raffaele De Ritis, Italy




Hella Swoboda-Medini and her husband eventually sold the title Medrano to the successful Italian circus director Leonida Casartelli. Circo Medrano (now known in the business as Circus Medrano-Casartelli), resumed its international tours, and became one of Italy’s premier circuses.

Together Renato and Hella Medini had two children, Clarissa Medini (born December 24, 1950) and Mario Medini (born December 17, 1951).
Dominique Jando, Circus Medrano-Swoboda


Children


Total: 2 children

  1. Born: 1950-12-24. Dead: † ? Clarissa Medini
  2. Born: 1951-12-17. Mario Medini

Siblings

Siblings through the father Ludwig Swoboda (1881-12-09-1952-05-21):

  1. Therese Swoboda
  2. Anita Swoboda
  3. Wanda Swoboda
  4. Stefanie Swoboda
  5. Krimhilde Swoboda

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Hella Medini
Born: 1920-03-31

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Born: 1881-12-09

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). director Mario Swoboda in Austria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=957. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Selected publications

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Categories director | circus | Circus Medrano-Swoboda | Swoboda family | Born 1920 | Dead 2015 | People from Italy

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