Monday, August 6, 2018

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.


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

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