Glossy 4×6 chest-up color portrait, boldly signed to the bottom border in black felt tip ink.  Very fine condition.  The Italian-born French actor was a protege of Jean Gabin, who cast him in several films during the 1950s, helping to establish Ventura’s reputation as a screen tough guy. He appeared in dozens of films before his death in 1987, convincingly portraying characters on both sides of the law.