Friday, December 25, 2015

#45 Yanti Somer

A stereotypical Nordic blonde (though she seemed to be always in a buzz cut), Yanti Somer emerged from nowhere to make some classic Italian sci fi. If you’re not familiar with that genre, it’s basically just rip-offs of Star Wars that flooded drive-in screens in the late ‘70s. Yanti also was in several spaghetti western comedies (if you can imagine such a thing). 

Sorry I couldn’t find more out there on her. She is beautiful, but also pretty darn obscure (heck, her Wikipedia entry’s in German). Her last movie was in 1982, and she seems to have completely disappeared since then.

Embarrassing Real Name:  Kirsti Somersalo (though I’m not sure Yanti Somer is much of an improvement)

Embarrassing Movies
  • War of the Planets *
  • Battle of the Stars * (not the TV show)
  • Star Odyssey *
  • War of the Robots *
  • Are You Engaged to a Greek Sailor or an Airline Pilot?
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines
  • He's A Fun-of-a-Gun!
  • He Makes The Fastest Guns In The West...Die Laughing!
  • Hostile Alien Cyborgs in a Battle for the Universe
  • Robot Terror from Space!

Embarrassing Characters
  • Mayer’s Henchwoman
  • Liverpool’s Sister
  • Second Flaherty Secretary
  • Meela
  • Fascista

Whiffs of Scandal:  Some nudes (that I, unfortunately, couldn’t find)

Interesting Tidbits
  • Nickname growing up was Titti
  • Started out as a model in Paris, then later in Milan
  • AKA Xanti Valio and Yanti Valio

Where can I learn more?
Bad hair day

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    1. No problem. So good to hear from another Yanti fan.