Lina Wertmüller (14 August 1928 – 9 December 2021) born Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spanol von Braueich was an Italian film director and screenwriter. She is known for her films Seven Beauties (for which she became the first female director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director in 1977), The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, and Swept Away. In 2019, Wertmüller was announced as one of the four recipients of the Academy Honorary Award for her career. Wertmüller is the second female director ever to have been honoured with an Academy Honorary Award. I like The Belle Starr Story her Spaghetti Western she directed under the pseudonym Nathan Wich, released in 1968.