Tuesday, July 16, 2019

By the Gods!

Norman Wooland and Valentina Cortese in BARABBAS (1961)

Valentina died on July 10. She was 96 years old. A critically acclaimed actress who appeared in such films as Truffaut's DAY FOR NIGHT (1973), Valentina appeared in few PEPLUM movies but more in period pieces. Of the 91 movies, she also starred in SHADOW OF THE EAGLE (1950), BOTHER SUN, SISTER MOON (1972) and THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (1988). But as performance in a PEPLUM film, I'll always remember her as Julia in BARABBAS. R.I.P., Valentina.

Valentina with Jack Palance and Norman Wooland in BARABBAS

1 comment:

Graham Sumner said...

She did indeed play a good part in "Barabbas" as well as a small role as a wicked Herodias in "Jesus of Nazareth". R.I.P.