Meet Patricia Rhomberg!
As part of my “2022 Sex Kitten Countdown”, I’ve been taking requests, and that’s the case here – I didn’t know who Patricia was, but I’m glad I found out.
A Facebook friend asked about her, and so I checked her out!
Patricia was born in Vienna Austria in 1953. As the terrific website IMDB.com notes:
“Patricia Rhomberg was one of the first actresses to acquire considerable fame and success in explicit hardcore movies made in Europe in the mid to late 1970’s.”
When I search for the biography of a Cult Movie Queen, I’m often surprised to find there is very little information about them…in the case of Patricia, it seems she got into the adult film world, became involved with the Producer of the projects, and worked exclusive with him:
That partnership led to a starring role in one of the more popular adult films from Europe in the mid-70’s:
Meet “Sensational Janine!”
This was the American title for the classic erotic story known as
“Josephine Mutzenbacher” or “The Story of a Viennese Whore”.
Those who grew up in Austria know about this erotic novel, first published anonymously in Vienna, Austria in 1906.
“Janine” is a young streetwalker in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century. As you can see, she is quite the beauty:
She manages to sleep her way to the top by marrying a British aristocrat, and she delights in telling ribald stories of her sordid past to moralistic prudes.
As I looked up Patricia’s career, it turns out that most of her film work was in “loops” – short sex films…
Her work in “Sensational Janine” didn’t lead to much more – what I could find was all in German…
That said, all of the information I found suggested that this was a cult hit, especially in the era of “grind house” theaters and drive-ins:
The book has been made into a film several times:
in the late 1970’s. Patricia subsequently returned to working in the health care field and settled down in Switzerland.
This reminds me of another vintage erotic tale that became a successful film:
“The Story Of O” was an erotic sensation – starring the beautiful and talented Actress Corinne Clery:
She had a terrific career – and was a “Bond girl” too!
See all of her most provocative highlights by clicking here:
And speaking of classic erotic dramas:
Sylvia Kristel became an international super star for her portrayal of the erotic character “Emmanuelle” – see all of her greatest hits by clicking here:
Of course, the success of the “Emmanuelle” series led others to replicate the character, with a slightly different – and legal – spelling of the name!
The iconic Laura Gemser starred as the “only using one M” Emanualle in a series of films – see the most provocative of them here:
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