Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Lydia Alfonsi, RIP

Italian actress Lydia Alfonsi died on September 21 at the age of 94. She only appeared in a handful of PEPLUM movies but they're all memorable. Lydia was unforgettable as the Sybil in HERCULES (1958), including the scene where Hercules asks her for guidance which, imo, is one of the most iconic scenes of the genre. She starred in 3 movies with Steve Reeves.

Note: her name was spelled Lydia or Lidia depending on the movie. Her last acting role for a movie was  LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (1997) in which she was credited as Lydia.

Rest in peace, Lydia.

Lydia played the Sybil in HERCULES (1958). She's memorable in all her scenes, including this one in which Hercules (Steve Reeves) arrives to help King Pelias. The one below is iconic!

Lydia's next PEPLUM movie was THE LOVES OF HERCULES (1960). The movie starts with her in which she is murdered by the evil Licos, played by Massimo Serato (below).


Lydia starred in MORGAN THE PIRATE (1960) along with Valérie Lagrange in this Steve Reeves adventure. Another supporting role.


Lydia played Cassandra in THE TROJAN HORSE (1961) starring along with Steve Reeves (below). Another memorable role for the excellent actress.


Cassandra (Lydia Alfonsi) has no love for her brother Paris (Warner Bentivegna) in THE TROJAN HORSE, directed by Giorgio Ferroni.


luv chocolate said...

I am grateful to every actor and actress who have entertained us!!!

Iván said...

Requiescat in Pace