Thursday, February 4, 2021

By the Gods!

Haya Harareet died on February 3 at the age of 89. She starred in only a handful of movies, 2 of which were of the PEPLUM genre, including BEN-HUR (1959). She played Esther, the love interest to Charlton Heston's Ben-Hur (below). She also starred in a mega project ANTINEA (1961) known as JOURNEY BENEATH THE DESERT. R.I.P..

Above and below: Haya in JOURNEY BENEATH THE DESERT. She played Queen Antinea. Shot in Technirama (70mm), this ill-fated project was, according to Edgar G. Ulmer, a nightmare to make. In it, Haya was a sultry Queen of Atlantis, playing up her cheesecake charms.

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