Wednesday, August 10, 2016

By the Gods!

Leonora Ruffo and Gianna Maria Canale in GOLIATH & THE VAMPIRES

My two very favourite PEPLUM actresses in one scene. Ruffo is dressed up to be made a slave for the Sultan and Canale reminds her that the way she behaves around the Sultan will determine the fate of Goliath (who's chained somewhere in the palace). IMO, they are PEPLUM royalty.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

I agree fully that Leonora and Gianna were amongst the top queens of Peplum cinema.

it is strange to see Leonora as a blond in this photo.

Her best role was as Balkis in THE QUEEN OF SHEBA (1952). In my view this is one of the best Peplums ever made.

Although Gianna was about eight years older than Leonora, she came to overshadow Leonora (respective birth dates are 1927 and 1935).