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      Sylva Koscina

      Sylva Koscina

      Highest Rated: 90% Judex (1963)

      Lowest Rated: 38% Hercules (1959)

      Birthday: Aug 22, 1933

      Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslav

      Sylvia Koscina was an actress and sex symbol who appeared in a wide array of Italian genre films beginning in the late 1950s. Originally from Yugoslavia, Koscina moved to Italy to be with her sister during World War II. She worked as a model and attended the University of Naples to study physics, but it is unsurprising that this natural beauty would become part of Italy's ascendant film industry. In 1958, she was second-billed in the seminal sword-and-sandals epic "Hercules," starring Steve Reeves; the film was an international hit. Koscina worked steadily in a range of comedies, swashbucklers, and romances over the ensuing years. She made two spy spoofs with British director Ralph Thomas: 1964's "Agent 8 3/4" and 1967's "Deadlier Than the Male," in which she played an assassin. She had a small part in Federico Fellini's 1965 film "Juliet of the Spirits," and in 1968, she was cast opposite Paul Newman in "The Secret War of Harry Frigg." Koscina caused a scandal over what would today be considered tasteful nude photos in a 1967 Italian edition of Playboy and only furthered the scandal by appearing nude in the 1969 film "He and She." Film roles dwindled by the late 1970s, although she did make a notably erotic appearance in Mario Bava's 1974 film, "Lisa and the Devil." In the 1980s, she frequently appeared on Italian variety shows in addition to a long-running theater performance in which she appeared nude. Koscina died of breast cancer in 1994.

      Highest rated movies

      Judex poster
      Judex
      Juliet of the Spirits poster
      Juliet of the Spirits
      Lisa and the Devil poster
      Lisa and the Devil
      The Secret War of Harry Frigg poster
      The Secret War of Harry Frigg
      Hercules poster
      Hercules

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      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 72% Asso Enrichetta Morgan (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Casanova & Co. The Prefect's Wife (Character) - 1977
      58% 50% Lisa and the Devil Sophia Lehar (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Student Connection Sonja (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 65% The Italian Connection Lucia Canali (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 32% The Manipulator Barbara Hayland (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Kill in Silence Madre di Valeria (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dove Must Not Fly Unknown (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 41% Deadly Sanctuary Marquise de Bressac (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 33% Hornet's Nest Bianca (Character) $255.8K 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Modification Cécile (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 65% The Battle of Neretva Danica (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lovely Way to Die Rena Westabrook (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I protagonisti Nancy (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Roman Empress Theodora (Character) - 1968
      40% 44% The Secret War of Harry Frigg Countess Francesca De Montefiore (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baraka X-77 Mania (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Italy Diana (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 62% Deadlier Than the Male Penelope (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Banco Laureen Moore (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Bites of the Apple Carla Moretti (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Queens for an Ace Dolores Arrabal (Character) - 1966
      79% 85% Juliet of the Spirits Sylva (Character) $90.7K 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Man in Istanbul Kenny (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dictator's Guns Rae Osborne (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Me, Me, Me... And the Others The "Star" (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Nuns Elena (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dictator's Guns Rae Osborne (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Talk About Women Reluctant Girl (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Fables of Love Mia (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Marriage Unknown (Character) - 1964
      90% 81% Judex Daisy (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 37% Agent 8 3/4 Vlasta Simoneva (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scapegoat Clemenza (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jessica Nunzia Tuffi (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swordsman of Siena Orietta Arconti (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Marion (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Copacabana Palace Ines (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Mask Marion (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapped by Fear Arabelle (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, the Italian Way Luciana (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Siege of Syracuse Clio (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 20% Hercules Unchained Iole (Character) - 1959
      38% 42% Hercules Iole (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La cambiale Odette Mercury (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 33% Uncle Was a Vampire Carla (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet He thief, she thief Cesira (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le confident de ces dames Unknown (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Totò nella luna Lidia (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on the Riviera Renata Morandi (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mogli pericolose Tosca (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mighty Invaders Clorinda (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Engaged to Death Lucia (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 67% Oh! Sabella Lucia (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael Strogoff Sangarre (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 74% The Railroad Man Giulia Marcocci (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 73% Siamo uomini o caporali? Unknown (Character) - 1955