Celebrating Edwige Fenech! My “2021 Sex Kitten Countdown” Strips Nude With This Iconic Actress!

Want To “Strip Nude” With Giallo Queen Edwige Fenech?

Well, that’s a dumb question I know – of course you do!

My “2021 Sex Kitten Countdown” has the story of one of Italy’s most Iconic Cult Movie Queens!

Edwige Sfenek was born in 1948 in a part of France that is now Algeria!

She began her show-business career in beauty contests – and won the title of “Miss Mannequin de la Cote d’Azur” at age 16 – you can see why!

Fenech got her start with sexy Italian comedies with titles like
“All Naked and Warm” and “Giovannona Long-Thigh”…you get the idea:

As you can see, the camera loved her, and she made a string of sexy comedies in Italy that made her a star:

After these sex comedies, the Actress begin appearing in some of Italy’s most shocking thrillers, known as “Giallos” – and she was still as provocative as ever:

The word “Giallo” is Italian for “yellow” and stems from the origin of the genre as a series of cheap paperback mystery novels with trademark yellow covers, like this:

Edwige was in some of the biggest “Giallo” hits of the 70’s, like”The Seducers”, “Five Dolls for an August Moon”, “The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh” and “Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key”.

These shockers were hugely popular, and so was Edwige, since the camera loved her:

Among her many Italian thrillers were “All the Colors of the Dark” and “The Case of the Bloody Iris!” Here is that original Italian poster:

Yet this one, to me, had the greatest “Giallo” title ever!

Strip Nude For Your Killer!

How can you not LOVE that title?

“Strip Nude for Your Killer” delivers exactly what the title implies; generous doses of sex, utterly gratuitous nudity, and abundant scenes of explicit violence.

This original Italian poster even hints at the yellow “Giallo” book cover…and it was how I discovered Fenech:

Here is the trailer:

Here’s the plot: a hedonistic cast of characters linked to a modeling agency are being violently killed off one by one.

Since she is a Model, Edwige must change a lot, but she also parades around in a bikini for long periods of time as well:

As the killings mount, Edwige does some crime solving of her own – when she’s not changing her bikini…

All of the essential “Giallo” trademarks are in place: the faceless leather-gloved killer, mysterious phone calls with cryptic muffled warnings, and as always, the screeching black car appearing out of nowhere!

Along with gruesome elaborate murder sequences, and of course the requisite “surprise” ending in which “all” is neatly explained.

That’s what makes “Giallo” a great horror genre: a “Halloween”-style killer who terrorizes naked women until one of them fights back!

After her run of Giallos, Edwige Fenech became a television personality, and she also co-produced 2004’s “The Merchant of Venice” with Al Pacino!

She was gorgeous, and had a great film career as well…in fact, her legend has continued!

Quentin Tarantino asked her to star in “Hostel: Part II”, and he named the character of Lt. Ed Fenech in “Inglourious Basterds in her honor!

Edwige Fenech, producer during 2005 Venice Film Festival – “Fragile” Premiere at Palazzo del Cinema in Venice Lido, Italy. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

If you want to honor a “Scream Queen”, it all began here:

Yes, Jamie Lee Curtis set the modern standard, and here are two of the films that cemented her reputation:

I’ve posted about some of my favorite “Giallo” thrillers:

Leonora Fani starred in one of the most shocking of them all and you can see it here:

And did you know that perhaps the most gorgeous “Bond girl” of Tham all was also a “Giallo Queen?”

The story of Claudine Auger is fascinating and you read it here:

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More of my “2021 Sex Kitten Countdown” to come!



Categories: 70's Films, Artsploitation, Cult Classics, Euro-Sleaze, Exploitation Films, Grindhouse, Horror films, JRsploitation, Nudity, sex kittens, Sexploitation Films, Talent / Celebrites

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5 replies

  1. “Private lesions”? A typo or double entendre?

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  2. Edwige was very good to look at, that’s undeniable.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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