Meet Alena Penz!
I love finding obscure Cult Movie Queens, then diving into research to see some of the great movies they left us with.
My latest “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” came about thanks to my fellow cult film lovers on Facebook. A terrific cult film poster with a funny title caught my eye, and it led me to the incredible Alena Penz!
Actress Alena Penz was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Most of her career was in films from Europe, but there were several that received distribution in the US – mostly in grind house theaters.
These few that made their way to America did so because they were classic 70’s cult films – sex comedies and a “Naziploitation” classic as well – plus she worked with one of the greatest Cult Movie Queens of all time!
Let’s look at some of her most eye-popping roles, beginning with the film that had the provocative poster that made me want to know more about her!
Yes, Alena Was One Of “The Girls Who Do!”
This 1972 sex comedy has the kind of premise you would expect for a sex comedy:
To get an inheritance from his uncle, a young man must make love to seven women in 7 days!
Of course, Alena was one of the those women, and it was obvious from her first film that the camera loved her…that led to a number of photo shoots and magazine covers as well:
Next up, Alena co-starred in a movie that was a big cult hit in the US, because she made it with one of the greatest cult movie queens of all time!
Behold The “Naughty Nymphs!”
This 1972 sex farce starred the legendary Sybil Danning, doing what Sybil Danning does best!
When their straight-laced sister loses her job and returns home, Maria and Christel’s sex lives grinds to a halt. They conspire, with the aid of a “potency pill,” to change her views about sex!
And from here the fun begins!
Check out the cheeky trailer:
Here’s some great trivia: Penz was also known for her work in the acclaimed epic “2001: A Space Odyssey”!
Oh wait, not THAT Stanley Kubrick science fiction classic, THIS ONE:
“2069: A Sex Odyssey!”
This 1974 film was an obvious sex knockoff from “2001”, but isn’t that what makes it so much fun?
Five sexy females from the planet Venus are sent to Earth to bring back sperm samples to their planet, which is dying out because there are no men left on it!
Check out the trailer!
Penz was clearly having a blast in the movie, which seems to have gone out of its way to be as cheap-looking as possible, but when most of the cast is naked for the film’s running time, who really cares?
Next up, Alena also appeared in this drunken sex comedy from 1974:
Guys from a small village decide to go to the famous Oktoberfest in Munich. Besides beer, they’re also interested in girls.
Alena was on a roll: appearing in magazines and a ton of films – including another sex comedy from the same year!
Alena had an eye-popping role in this film!
Two secret Agents are determined to retrieve a microfilm containing a revolutionary formula that transforms cow manure into fuel, but first, they must put into action a hot inspection procedure.
As you’ve seen, the camera really loved Alena, and she used that to appear in a lot of films over a short period of time.
One of her last films was a small role in Tinto Brass’s notorious Nazi film “Salon Kitty” from 1976. And what a shocker this film was!
Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to “relax”. Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official, who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself.
It’s difficult to spot Alena int he film, since it is populated with many fully naked women – and it had a wild Nazi orgy scene as well!
From his point on, Alena’s career slowed down, and gradually ran out in the early 1980s.
But what a run she had!
I mentioned that she starred with Sybil Danning in a movie – but Danning also co-starred with the legendary “Exorcist” star Linda Blair – and they shared a shower!
“Chained Heat” had everything a “women in prison” film was supposed to have – click here to see more of the shower scene!
I love the “women in prison” genre.
Films like “The Big Doll House” and “Black Mama White Mama” had plenty of shower scenes as well:
Pam Grier starred in a number of them, but she was always an empowered woman…click here to see some of her most revealing roles:
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