Italian Actress Barbara Magnolfi Was A Sexy “Sister Of Ursula!” Here Are Italy’s Most Provocative Cult Actresses!

Barbara Magnolfi Is The “Sister Of Ursula!”

The Giallo category of Italian slasher film is filled with classic cult cinema – and just some that are worth a few hours of sleazy goodness – and thanks to Cult Movie Queen Barbara Magnolfi, that’s what we have here!

“You just like being shagged, you bitch!” 

Well, that’s not a very nice thing to say: unless it’s true!

It’s from a nice slice of Italian giallo, which starred a terrific young Actress, who ended up with a long and illustrious career.

Barbara Magnolfi was born in France but her father was Italian. She worked as a Model and began making films early – and has a role in the Dario Argento giallo classic “Suspiria!”

It was the following year when I discovered her, thanks to this gritty giallo gem:

The Sister Of Ursula Poster

Meet “The Sister Of Ursula!” 

Thanks once again to Severin Films for uncovering this infamous slice of Euro-Sleaze that repeatedly “thrusts at the abyss of bad taste!”

the sister of ursula

This 1978 Italian Giallo thriller has been reissued for a whole new generation to revel in!

Here is the trailer:

Here is the plot: In the wake of their father’s death, two beautiful sisters – sensitive Ursula and promiscuous Dagmar – come to a seaside resort for a relaxing vacation. 


But their idyllic getaway will soon become a depraved nightmare of kinky exhibitionists, dope-sick lotharios, lust-crazed lesbians and a psychotic killer who tears women to pieces with – no kidding – a phallus of massive proportion. 

The film has the requisite nudity and gore, but it’s a suspenseful story that is well told as well:

the sister of ursula

Barbara Magnolfi stars – and afterwards expressed her disappointment in the final version of the film.

She was disappointed that they changed the film from a more serious psychological thriller to more of an erotic thriller – but I’m not sure I minded!

And did they ever! “Ursula” is an eye-popping combination of sexploitation and bloody violence, fully restored from original vault elements and presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America.

the sister of ursula 1978

One review on the website sums the film’s plot up nicely, and previews the sleaze on display as well, beginning with this murder weapon:

“It seems that a local whackjob has taken to killing nubile ladies using an enormous, phallus-shaped…oh, I guess I’d better not say…on the gals’ northern Virginias. Many suspects abound, including the hotel’s handsome manager and the resident smack-addicted stud. The film features copious amounts of male and female full-frontal nudity; tepid, simulated sex scenes (straight couples, lesbians, female masturbation).”

Another cult movie queen has a very revealing role in the film as well:

One of the most beautiful women killed in the film is Actress Danila Trebbi, who has a small role but makes up for it by being completely nude.

She was a victim in the kinkiest murder in the film – click here to see more about her and the murder weapon!

These Italian “giallo” shockers were full of sex and violence, and then full of more sex – particularly lesbian scenes, which seems to be “so european” for the time…

lesbian movie scenes

Italian “Giallo” films can be densely plotted, with wild names as well – offering nudity and sexual situations much more mature than the US at the time…and the foreign posters made it clear there was going to be A LOT of flesh on display!


For Magnolfi, she acted in more than twenty films, but was also a very popular men’s magazine model as well:

Bravo to Actress Barbara Magnolfi for a great career across so many genres of entertainment!

European exploitation, sexploitation and artsploitation films are fascinating to me, and I’ve posted about them before…and the Italian “Giallo” genre in particular is a great one…

Edwige Fenech starred in the aptly titled “Strip Nude For Your Killer”, just one of many great films she starred in – see them all here:

One giallo film in particular was so unsettling that its Director was arrested when the film was released!

Find out what made this film so controversial by clicking on my story here:

And what about the first “Bond Girl” who was also an “Ursula” and had a great career in cult cinema – she was so daring that she earned the nickname “Ursula UNDRESS!” 

See more of her provocative career by clicking here:

Here’s another Italian Sex Kitten who also had a provocative career:

Moana Pozzi had a wild life and very mysterious death…click here to see her story:

Andrea Belfiore is another Italian Actress with a wild career:

Click here to see a shocking couch scene from a wild cult film!

Let’s keep this going with a look at another voluptuous Italian Actress:

Donatella Damiani had a provocative career and you can see all of her biggest hits by clicking on my story here:

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Categories: 70's Films, Euro-Sleaze, Exploitation Films, Extreme Cinema, Grindhouse, JRsploitation, Nudity, sex kittens, Sexploitation Films, Talent / Celebrites

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2 replies

  1. Gorgeous woman. I saw on IMDB that she didn’t make any films or shows between 1991 and 2013. Wonder why?


  2. I saw ‘Suspiria’ a long time ago, and don’t remember Barbara that well. But she had that sultry ‘Continental look’, and carried it off very nicely.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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