By the Gods!

Linda Cristal as Cleopatra in LEGIONS OF THE NILE (1959)

For a film set in Egypt, it doesn't look that much like Egypt. This is one of the most 'Egyptian' scenes in it. I like it. It's directed by Vittorio Cottafavi. It's good but oddly not very Egyptian. Linda was 25 when she made this.

3 comments:

Scott Ochiltree said...

Great photo. Linda looks very cute.

Cleopatra was the last member of the Ptolemaic dynasty. She was therefore of Northern Greek/Macedonian ancestry.

Accordingly she would not have looked like a typical Egyptian of the period (brown skin and a rather large nose).

Her slave women, however, might have been more Egyptian looking.

lina esposito said...

The slaves are Jany Clair and Daniela Rocca

PEPLUM TV said...

Cool!