Friday, July 10, 2015

#66 Diana Lorys

Diana Lorys deserves to be better known. She’s certainly a babe – in that classic Italian/Spanish, 1970s, Jess Franco / Mario Bava B movie kind of way. And she was certainly in her share of B’s – 59 spaghetti westerns, horrors, spy flicks, sci-fi, and soft porn, to be exact.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find much of anything on her. In fact, to learn more, I ended up letting Google translate several pages in Italian and Spanish and German for me. And it’s there that I learned that Diana was:

actually called ana maria vega Cazorla, is one of the actresses of spaghetti, was born in Madrid in 1940 I was formed in the theater and as a classical dancer dance and flamenco.  How often the case, he made the leap from theater to film, where he became a face was regular, but always of B-movies: horror, action, science fiction, spaghetti western, was in the latter genre where a hole was carved, but the decline of himself and his marriage in 1978, also the year of his last film, definitely away from the screens, to pursue his private life.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Real Name:  Ana Maria Vega

Embarrassing Movies

  • Sex Charade
  • The Awful Dr. Orlof *
  • The Playboy and His Sprees
  • Superargo and the Faceless Giants *
  • Fangs of the Living Dead *
  • House of Psychotic Women
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines

  • A warning for the youth... An alarm call for the parents
  • They had taken his bride - and killed her. Now he would take California - and kill it!
  • Submit to the master or be frozen forever in his cold-storage harem!
  • His Shrine Was the Face of Terror!

Embarrassing Characters

  • Bertha Zemis
  • Money
  • Janet Spokane
  • Novie de Rock
  • Gitana, Daylight’s Girl

Where can I learn more?

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  1. I have to disagree with three of your film choices for Diana Lorys as "embarrassing". The Orloff film is a very respected cult film that is said to actually be responsible for the huge horror cinema boom in Spain in the late 60s from which we received MANY classics. Also, BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL (House of Psychotic Women) was an excellent entry in the giallo genre helmed by Spain's own horror maestro, Paul Naschy. And lastly, Fangs of the Living Dead (MALENKA) is Amando De Ossorio's first horror outing starring none other than the incredible Anita Ekberg, and not a terrible film, when seen in it's original and uncut form. I'm not sure how you were meaning "embarrassing, but if Diana did happen to see this, I'd like for her to know, that as for me, well, she has NO reason to be embarrassed, and I am grateful for the work she did in so many films.

  2. Ah, I'm mostly going by the title. I mean, you gotta assume Fangs of the Living Dead is probably not a Bergman or a Fellini, right?