Friday, October 30, 2015

#50 Anitra Ford

Exotic, sultry beauty Anitra Ford will probably forever be known as one of Bob Barker’s girls on The Price Is Right. That said, she did appear in several B movies (including the classic babes-behind-bars The Big Bird Cage), as well as her share of TV shows. She’s a bit unusual in that she has her own blogs, Facebook page, and Twitter account. You can check ‘em out below. Oh, by the way, Anitra still looks great today. 

Embarrassing Real Name:  Anitra Weinstein

Embarrassing Movies

  • The Love Machine
  • Messiah of Evil (actually not a bad flick) *
  • Invasion of the Bee Girls *
  • Murder on Voodoo Island
  • Starsky and Hutch on Playboy Island
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines

  • She's a very private detective!  Take a ride on the wild side with Stacey.  She's fast!
  • Meet Albert.  Albert likes good music, motor trips by moonlight, and ... eating human flesh.
  • Women so hot with desire they melt the chains that enslave them!

I don't think that's a blow dryer in her hand

Embarrassing Characters

  • Woman at Theatre
  • Silky
  • Ahnjayla
  • Kyote Passenger

Whiffs of Scandal:  A little nudity

Interesting Tidbits:  Quite a talented photographer, poet, and artist (check out her blogs)

Where can I learn more?

It's a new car... !!!

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Friday, October 23, 2015

#51 Rosalba Neri

Rosalba Neri covered all the bases – sword and sandal, spy, spaghetti westerns, sexploitation, horror (including playing both Lady Dracula and Lady Frankenstein)... She finished just short of 100 credits. Sexy and sultry, Neri was often cast as the villainess. As with most Eurotrash sirens, the ravishing brunette was more than happy to get all nekkid. 

Embarrassing Movies
  • Slaughter Hotel
  • Lady Frankenstein *
  • Kindar the Invulnerable
  • Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun
  • Sexy Susan Knows How!
  • Watch Out Gringo! Sabata Will Return
  • Two Mafiosi Against Goldginger
  • And They Smelled the Strange, Exciting, Dangerous Scent of Dollars
  • The Penguins Watch Us
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines

  • See wild women fight to the death!
  • The jet-set breaks loose in an orgy of violence and terror
  • Only the Monster She Made Could Satisfy Her Strange Desires!
  • When Italian Horror Cinema Becomes Morbid!

Embarrassing Characters

  • Yaka
  • Miss Pappalardo
  • Alicia Songbird
  • Rising Sun
  • Tania Frankenstein

Whiffs of Scandal:  no shortage of soft-core porn

Interesting Tidbits
  • Sometimes confused with Rosalina Neri
  • AKA Sara Bey and Sara Bay 
  • Got her first acting credit at age 15
  • Attended The Center for Experimental Cinematography 
  • Her daughter Francesca Neri is also an actress

Where can I learn more?

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

#52 Helga Line

The queen of Eurotrash, Helga Line was born in Germany, grew up in Portugal, and starred in Spanish and Italian productions. Known primarily for horror roles, she also did sword and sandals, spaghetti westerns, thrillers, and spy movies. She has over 130 screen credits. IMDb calls her a “gorgeously svelte and classy redhead stunner.” I agree!

Embarrassing Real Name:  Helga Stern

Embarrassing Movies

  • Labyrinth of Passion
  • Horror Rises from the Tomb
  • Goliath at the Conquest of Damascus
  • The Faceless Monster (AKA Nightmare Castle) *
  • The Vampires’ Night Orgy *
  • Santa Vs. Doctor Death
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines

  • Hide and seek and kill in the jungles of Africa!
  • Model of sensuality! Object of desire! Target of lust!
  • WOMEN CAGED LIKE ANIMALS... living only for the pleasure of their keepers!
  • So weird! ... So shocking! Do YOU dare see it?

Embarrassing Characters
  • Queen Moluyah
  • Saloon Girl Mary
  • Mia de Onassis
  • Elvira
  • Zanufer

Whiffs of Scandal:  Lots of soft porn

Interesting Tidbits

  • She also worked as an acrobat for the circus and as a model
  • Worked with Pedro Almodovar in the 80s

Where can I learn more?

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

#53 Marla English

I always considered Marla English the poor man’s Elizabeth Taylor … or perhaps Vivien Leigh with a little oomph. She looked amazingly like them both.

Unbelievably, she gave up her acting career at the ripe old age of 21. And she did it right before her “big break” – starring in an A movie opposite Spencer Tracy.

Nonetheless, she somehow managed to garner 17 credits in her four-year career, most of them in classic B’s, and typically as the “bad girl.” In the end, though, she really just wanted to get married (she and her husband had been married 56 years when Marla died in 2010), have kids (she ended up with five), and live a normal life.

Cheesy Pageant Titles
  • Fairest of the Fair, Del-Mar Fair
  • Miss Scorpion, U.S. Air Force's "Flying Tiger" Squadron
  • Miss Fiber Flower, National Florist Design Association

Embarrassing Movies

  • Runaway Daughters
  • Casanova’s Big Night
  • Hell’s Horizon
  • The She Creature *
  • Voodoo Woman
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines

  • They called her "JAILBAIT"!
  • Hypnotized! Reincarnated as a monster from hell!
  • A woman by day... a monster by night!
  • So savage, so stark, so vicious, it'll make your skin crawl!
  • If ever a picture was crammed with guts, this is it.

Embarrassing Characters

  • Sami
  • Myia
  • Princess Zara
  • Wild Willow

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends
  • Dean Martin
  • Howard Hughes

Whiffs of Scandal:   

  • Playboy appearance
  • Appearances in mags such as Plush, Mr., and Scamp

Interesting Tidbits
  • Was a champion water skier as a teen
  • Began modeling at age 12
  • Had a bit part in Rear Window
  • Became a born-again Christian after attending a Bill Graham crusade
  • Lived on a remote ranch in northern Nevada for many years
  • After retiring from the movies, was notoriously private and reclusive

Where can I learn more?

Marla and friend

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

#54 Jocelyn Lane

This half-Russian, half-English beauty was born in Vienna, but grew up in New York and London. She parlayed her “resemblance to Brigitte Bardot” (IMDb) into a modeling career, a stint as an Elvis girl (in Tickle Me), 39 screen and TV credits, and a marriage to Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenberg.  When she later divorced the Prince and was offered a million-dollar settlement, she made the classic remark that the amount was “not really fitting for a princess.”

Real Name:  Jocelyn Olga Bolton

Embarrassing Movies

  • Dangerous Youth
  • Howlers of the Dock
  • War Gods of Babylon
  • The Gamma People
  • Hell’s Belles *
  • The Son of Hercules Vs. Venus
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines

  • A mean set of wheels and a chick to match ... the d├ębutante in a leather skirt!
  • The bikes were fast! SHE was faster!
  • Too Young...Too Tough...Too Itching for Action to look for it. She'll make it where she is!
All from Hell’s Belles.

  • It's Fun! It's Girls! It's Songs! It's Color! It's ELVIS!
  • Elvis as singing, swinging wrangler on a Dude Ranch... for Girls!
  • It's Elvis! And it's Fun! Way Out Wild and Wooly! It's s-p-o-o-k-y! Full of Joy and Jive!
All from Tickle Me.

Embarrassing Characters
  • Pepita
  • First Maisie
  • Chou-Chou
  • Sylvia Sylvester

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends

  • Elvis
  • Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Whiffs of Scandal:  Playboy appearances

Interesting Tidbits

  • Studied ballet
  • Speaks French, German, and Italian
  • Elder sister is actress Mara Lane
  • Also used the stage name Jackie Lane
  • Designs feather necklaces under the Prince J Feather Collection brand
  • There is a Jocelyn Lane (i.e., a public throughway) in Stillwater, MN; Maricopa, AZ; Waynesboro, VA; Charlotte, NC; and who knows where else

Where can I learn more?

 Happy Easter!

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