Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PEPLUM Babe of the Week: Marina Berti

The beautiful Marina Berti in QUO VADIS. Marina had a stand-out role in the
big Hollywood epic. Every time she was on screen, she caught one's attention and
yet after this and having a minor supporting role in THE QUEEN OF SHEBA, 
Marina's career never caught fire. Her career started in the early 1940s and she
 was sorta eclipsed when the likes of younger Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida 
came into the spotlight. These photos really capture her incredible beauty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Marina also played Charlton Heston's Roman girlfriend in Ben Hur. From what I remember she was in only one scene (a group scene) and had no dialogue! She was also in Cleopatra, I believe she played the Queen of Tarsus so her only scene was (like in Ben Hur) probably another group scene, this one taking place on Cleo's barge. Would really appreciate if someone could find some screen-shots of her in Cleopatra, as I've watched the Tarsus scenes several times and I've been unable to identify her.