Monday, January 9, 2017

By the Gods!

Iole (Sylva Koscina) and her handmaiden (Luciana Paluzzi) are bared from leaving their room in HERCULES (1958)

The career of both actresses exploded with offers after starring in this worldwide hit. Sylva had the higher profile career but Luciana starred in James Bond film, THUNDERBOLT, as a Bond girl and the trashtastic THE GREEN SLIME. Like Steve Reeves as Hercules, Sylva is perfectly cast as Iole. I can't imagine anyone else player the role.

2 comments:

Scott Ochiltree said...

Excellent photograph.

Thanks very much for resuming your website updates.

Perhaps you could make a photo collection of Peplum handmaidens, who in reality were either slaves or ladies in waiting (unmarried daughters of the senior aristocracy).

Richard Svensson said...

Sylvia may have had a bigger profile in her career, but Luciana has the cult following. In pop culture circles she's the better known.