Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The littlest PEPLUM star : Loris Loddi


Loris Loddi might not ring a bell to many PEPLUM fans but the then young Italian boy appeared in many Sword & Sandal films from the Golden era. One of his first film was CLEOPATRA (1963) at the age of 5. In the top photo, it's Loris in HERCULES, SAMSON & ULYSSES. Loris is still alive and still acting.

Loris as Caesarion at Age 4 in CLEOPATRA


Loris was a star in HERCULES AGAINST THE MONGOLS along with Mark Forest

5 comments:

S.R.Orsulak said...

One question: Did he play in VENGANCE OF URSUS?

PEPLUM cinema said...

No he didn't. That was Roberto Chevalier in VENGEANCE OF URSUS

agraf74 said...

Did he play the boy Homolke, in Le Gladiatrici (1963) aka Thor and the Amazon Women? I found an amazing resemblance with the boy at 7m33s of the English version, now on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3NwDfPqI_k

This blog is both entertaining and instructional. Thank you.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

It wasn't Loris in THOR & THE AMAZON WOMEN. A different child actor.

agraf74 said...

Thank you. I wonder who he was, playing the role of a prince and all...