Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Fellini's JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (1965) has a host of PEPLUM stars in it. It's a virtual who's who. It was released in 1965 when the PEPLUM explosion died. There many more than the ones listed here. There's Mino Doro, Claudie Lange, Dakar, etc.

Sylva Koscina, who played Iole in the HERCULES films with Steve Reeves (below)

Sandra Milo, who appeared in HEROD THE GREAT (1959) with Alberto Lupo (below) before this film.

George Ardisson, who appeared in many PEPLUM films including HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961) with Reg Park (below).

Dina De Santis, who was in HERCULES AGAINST ROME (1964) with Alan Steel (below). She also appears as a different character in the film.

Maril├╣ Tolo. She starred in many PEPLUM films including THE MAGNIFICENT GLADIATOR (1964) with Franco Cobianchi (below).

The dancing team of Sujata and Asoka Rubener. I profiled them here: link

...and the bodybuilders: 

What's a Fellini film without a brief appearance of a muscleman? Well there are about 4 or 5 'bodybuilders' in this film but above is Nadir Moretti, who was in several PEPLUM films including HERCULES AGAINST THE MONGOLS (1963) and was Samson in SAMSON AND THE MIGHTY CHALLENGE (1964) with Moira Orfei (below).

Nadir would also appeared briefly during another part of the film.

Another muscleman who's not credited but he's called Alberto in the film.

Mystery bodybuilder who's not credited. This is not Nadir Moretti. Sorta looks like Dan Vadis. 


Brrrodie the Westie said...

Great analysis ... grazie! ... my love for the Pepla has led to my studying the whole body of postwar Italian films, with an emphasis on Peplum stars. A favorite is Leonora Ruffo in Fellini's I Vitelloni, right after Queen of Sheba, Sophia in Two Women, etc.

Brrrodie the Westie said...

Vira Silenti also in I Vitelloni!