Meet “French Pussycat” Marlene Appelt!
One of the reasons I began my “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” was to highlight some of cult cinema’s lesser known Actresses, who left us with great films, but never became huge stars.
Marlène Appelt is one of those: an actress known for a few great cult films in the early 70’s, plus some provocative pictorials, then – NOTHING.
So what happened?
I have shared some of these Actresses before, and some of you have offered up some great new information – perhaps you can help me figure out what happened to Marlene Appelt!
You see, there has to be SOMETHING big happening in your career to be part of a photo shoot like this!
Here’s a look at her career, beginning with an obscure German film from 1971:
The lot is pure exploitation: a sixteen-year-old girl is selected by a matchmaking computer to become the wife of a 35-year-old star photographer.
Appelt wasn’t the star of this film, but the next year she turned up in two very popular “Euro-sleaze” film of the era:
“Le Sex Shop”
This 1972 French sex comedy was directed by Claude Berri, and told the story of bookshop owner in Paris who decides to convert his library into a sex-shop but the only effect is that he turns himself into a sexual obsessive man.
And it gave movie goers a chance to see all of Marlene:
That same year, she was also featured in this European sex shocker:
“Loves Of A French Pussycat”
This 1972 film has a plot designed to give us plenty of eye candy:
Rolf, a sex-advice columnist and a lecher, has affairs with numerous women, but never a permanent relationship. Suzanne, one of his ex-lovers, offers to bet that no woman can get Rolf to propose marriage, a bet her girlfriend Andrea (played by Sybil Danning) eagerly accepts. But there’s a catch: To win the bet, Andrea must get the womanizing Rolf to commit to marriage without first going to bed with him!
As you can see, a shorter title was used to release the film in the US, highlighting the star of the film, Sybil Danning!
Yes, Sybil Danning was in “French Pussycat” as well – what a career she had!
I took at look at her revealing films as well, which you can see by clicking here:
It was a film designed for “modern” tastes, with lots of nudity and sexual situations:
Appelt was also a hugely popular pinup Model – just enter her name on a goole search and you will find a ton of photos – here is a look at some of these provocative covers and photos:
So What Happened To Marlene Applelt?
And here is where the mystery begins: after these three films, there is NO mention of Marlene at all – no films on her resume – she just stopped acting!
She also left us with a incredible library of photos – check out some of the beautiful photo spreads she posed for:
So, a stunningly beautiful Actress / Model just drops out of sight – no more credits anywhere.
If you know anything about Marlene Appelt, let us know!
I’ve posted about other Cult Movie Queens like Marlene:
Actress Annie Sparrow starred in the Eurosleaze shocker “The Sinful Dwarf”, then dsapeared forever! That was after sharing a cell nude with other victims of that “Sinful Dwarf!”
You can see the movie trailer and more to understand perhaps why she did!
Click here for more:
Italian sex kitten Leonara Fani also appeared in a number of erotic films as well:
This Cult Movie Queen appeared in a number of great European thrillers, and you can see movie trailers and lots of provocative photos by clicking on my story here:
And if you want to see one of the wildest performances in any European sex shocker, “The Demoniacs” is for you!
Joelle Coeur made some wild films in the early 70’s as well, then she also disappeared!
See the mystery of her career here:
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