Celebrating Sicilian Sex Kitten Maria Grazia Cucinotta!
First of all, thanks to my FB friend for the request to look at the career of Maria Grazia Cucinotta – because what a career it is!
One goal of my “2022 Sex Kitten Countdown” is to highlight some lesser-known cult films – and the Cult Movie Queens who starred in them!
Maria Grazia Cucinotta was born on July 27 1968 in Sicily. I recently visited this island on the “boot” of Italy – it’s gorgeous!
Maria is best known for her work in Italian film and TV, but with more than 90 credits, she has popped up in some major International hits as well – let’s take a look!
She first appeared on Italian TV in 1987, and her career took off in the early 90’s…but it was in 1994 when she made an international splash…
“The Day Of The Beast”
This 1995 shocker was an international hit.
Bent on committing as many sins as possible to avert the birth of the beast, a Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult. Now, he must become an unrelenting sinner. Is there still hope?
Here is the trailer:
Maria became a very popular Model as well, with several high profile pictorials like these:
Maria has more than 90 screen credits, but is best known for “Il Postino” – and to action film fans as a “Bond Girl!”
“The World Is Not Enough” is not a very good 007 film at all, but her small role as “Cigar Girl” made her a “Bond girl” – and also raised her profile even more.
Here are a few more films that were seen worldwide:
Maria is still acting today – what a career!
She is also an Actress who is identified online in a variety of shots that appear to be fake, but I have tried to confirm which are of her….and clearly the camera loved her:
Maria is just one of the Cult Movie Queens to come from Italy:
Debora Caprioglio was also a fearless performer – see her greatest hits by clicking on my story here:
And here’s another legendary Italian Sex Kitten:
Donatella Damiani had a long career, mostly in her home country, but she’s got some great gems as well and you can see them all here:
She was one of many Italian Cult Movie Queens I have discovered in the last year or so – it all began when I saw the provocative Italian film “To Be Twenty”:
Gloria Guida gives a powerful performance in this very controversial thriller – one of many great cult films she starred in – like her film with Donatella – click here to see more:
I recently shared this profile of an Italian Actress who was once called “the most beautiful woman in the world”:
Ornella Muti also had a great career, and you can see her most provocative roles by clicking on my story here:
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Categories: Artsploitation, Cult Classics, Euro-Sleaze, Exploitation Films, Extreme Cinema, Horror films, JRsploitation, Nudity, sex kittens, Sexploitation Films, Talent / Celebrites
I have ‘Il Postino’ on DVD, so I know of Maria. She’s gorgeous! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
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