Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PEPLUM Babe of the Month: Tina Louise

Tina as Sappho in SAPPHO - VENUS OF LESBOS

Ok so it's the end of the month but better late than never. Tina Louise is the PEPLUM Babe for February (and part of March).

Tina went to Italy and shot two fabulous PEPLUM flicks both directed by Pietro Francisci: SIEGE OF SYRACUSE and SAPPHO - VENUS OF LESBOS, the latter being one of, if not my favorite Sword & Sandal of all time.

IMO, Tina was made for the genre. Her classic statuesque beauty, sometimes difficult to be taken seriously in modern settings, was simply perfect for stories set in Antiquity or Medieval times. I wished she had made more of them. Tons more.

Uploaded to the BABES & BEAUTIES permanent page.

Tina starred with Kerwin Mathews in SAPPHO.

Rossano Brazzi was her co-star in the epic SIEGE OF SYRACUSE

Alberto Farnese was also her co-star in SIEGE OF SYRACUSE. Great photo!

Tina was (and still is) mostly remembered for being Ginger on GILLIGAN'S ISLAND. Here, Ginger re-enacts a scene from Hamlet in one of those kooky episodes.

There's NO shortage of cheesecake shots of Tina on the web. Here are two of them.

1 comment:

S.R.Orsulak said...

Tina would of had an even bigger career if she would of made more PEPS and other EURO Films. She was one sexy woman, I loved her in WARRIOR EMPRESS, but I liked SIEGE OF SYRACUSE better. She I think was the reason GILLIGAN'S ISLAND was a big success.