By the Gods!

Rina De Liguoro as Messalina in MESSALINA (1924)

A shortened version of the film is available on Youtube. Rina is one of many who played the controversial empress. But the ultimate film about her has yet to be made. 

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

"The Affairs of Messalina" (1951) starring Maria Felix is excellent. Its scene where the human statues move is one of the best dance sequences in the Peplum genre.

To describe Messalina as "controversial" may be cutting her too much slack. It is pretty difficult to think of anything positive about her.

Admittedly, history is always written from the viewpoint of the winners.