Monday, May 27, 2024


Gianna Maria Canale, as Princess Amira, in THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL (1958)

This was one of many 'evil queen' roles Gianna became typecast as. Initially, she played heroines or positive roles but Gianna quickly became the beautiful femme fatale type, which limited her roles. She's very good in these roles. But she didn't have much of a chance, certainly after her role in SPARTACUS - SINS OF ROME (1953) as the cunning Sabina. The actress retired early after being disappointed with the direction of her career. I like this movie but her evil ways in the story, which are very evil, tries to make us hate her but I can't since I like the actress too much.

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