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Edwige Fenech

Italian cinema - Mario Bava - giallo

William Berger and Edwige Fenech in Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970) - Mario Bava [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

unidentified photo of Edwige Fenech
sourced here. [Mar 2005]

unidentified photo of Edwige Fenech
sourced here. [Mar 2005]


Edwige Fenech Captain Trash gallery


Edwige Fenech is another European staple that has yet to be fully appreciated this side of the Atlantic. Fenech emerges like a super-sexed hybrid of Audrey Hepburn and '60s starlet Elsa Martinelli (The 10th Victim). Her early career saw her appearing in a slew of German sex comedies (The Blonde and the Black Pussycat, 1967) and though she would later become known as a giallo postergirl as a result of her roles in Giuliano Carmineo's What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood on the Body of Jennifer? (1967 - Released by Anchor Bay as The Case of The Bloody Iris), Andrea Bianchi's Strip Nude for Your Killer, and several Sergio Martino efforts (All The Colors of Darkness, The Strange Vice of Signora Ward, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail), comedy was where she was at her most charismatic. Her unabashed approach to nudity necessarily led to her turn in the increasingly popular Decamerotics (The Beautiful Antonia, First A Nun, Then a Demon (1972), and That Babe Ubalda, All Naked and Hot (also 1972)), as well as the farces The Virgin Wife (1975) and Lucio Fulci's La Praetora (The Judge, 1976), the latter of which is considered by many to be Fenech's finest hour. It should be noted that sex comedies kept the Italian film industry afloat during a troublesome ten-year period, and Fenech was one of the most integral components of that explosion. --Kier-La's Top 10 Sexadelic 70's Euro-Starlets (originally written for Celebrity Skin Magazine) via http://www.criminalcinema.com/films/EuroTrashStarlets.htm [Apr 2005]

Case of the Bloody Iris (1972) - Giuliano Carnimeo

Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? /Case of the Bloody Iris (1972) - Giuliano Carnimeo [Amazon.com]

see also: Edwige Fenech - Italian horror

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971) - Sergio Martino

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971) - Sergio Martino

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971) - Sergio Martino [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH Scream queen, Edwige Fenech, (ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS) stars in this violent masterpiece, the first giallo film directed by Sergio Martino (CASE OF THE SCORPION TAIL, TORSO). Fenech portrays Julie Wardh; a restless woman embroiled in a horrifying mystery that threatens to drive her to the brink of madness...or worse. Which of the men in her life is the vicious serial killer and will Julie become his next victim? Erotic, stylish and at times excessive, THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH remains one of the most celebrated and influential giallo of all time and has been high on the list of most wanted DVDs by collectors and passionate fans of the genre. Written by acclaimed screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (THE 10th VICTIM, TORSO), this intricate thriller also stars giallo regulars George Hilton (THE SWEET BODY OF DEBORAH, THE KILLER MUST STRIKE AGAIN), and Ivan Rassimov (Mario Bava's SHOCK, EATEN ALIVE). The haunting and mesmerizing sound track by Nora Orlandi (KILL BILL: VOL. 2) --via Amazon.com

see also: Italian cinema - Edwige Fenech

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