Do You Know Actress / Model Vivian Neves?
Well, I didn’t – but thanks to the cult film cinephiles on Facebook, I do now and what a story!
Vivian Neves was born in 1970 and worked on a few cult films of the early 70’s – including this one that was shared on the terrific “Beyond Sleaze” page on Facebook!
More on “Whirlpool” in a moment, but first, here’s a look at the wild career of Actress / Model Vivian Neves:
Vivien was one of the original “Page 3” Models, and achieved notoriety for this ad for Fison Chemicals – which appeared in the London Times on March 17th, 1971.
As you can imagine, this ad made her a star – and she ended up in a series of ads and magazine pictorials as well:
Vivian was ‘The Norton Girl’ – as IMDB.com describes her: “sitting astride the 750/850cc Commando version of that brand of motorcycle in the inside front cover adverts of top selling motorcycle publications.”
More provocative photo shoots followed:
Angelo shared this movie poster that led to my discovery of Vivian – talk about an ad that promises a lot!
As it turns out, I was able to rent this on AppleTV, and it almost lives up to that hype!
Here is the classic early 70’s trailer:
Here’s how IMDB.com describes the film:
“A rich older woman living in a country house brings home a new model to be photographed by a young enigmatic photographer who lives with her. The unsuspecting girl becomes entangled in a web of sex, abuse and death.”
Vivian Neves is the Model and is she ever!
As you can see, she jumped right into the role – which also has a shocking rape scene:
I had never heard of this film, but it’s a gritty British sex shocker that is worth a watch!
Vivian didn’t use this shocker to further her acting career – she appeared in the 1971 British TV series “The Persuaders” and another film in 1978 – and that’s it!
Neves retired from acting and modeling, stating that she was “embarrassed and tired of being in front of the camera”!
Sadly, she died in 2002.
“Whirlpool” got me thinking about some other sex shockers from that era, so let’s take a look:
Notorious Director Joe D’Amato told this wild tale of sex and violence, using the “Emanuelle” name even though it’s not the same character at all:
The surreal orgy is just one of the film’s highlights – see the trailer and much more here:
Speaking of Director Joe D’Amato and “Emanuelle” – have you seen this shocker?
WOW! It’s Laura Gemser in a wildly provocative film – click here to see why:
Another of the most provocative Actresses of that era was Lina Romay, who worked with her partner , Director Jess Franco:
Some of their wildest films have been remastered in new blu-ray editions – click here to see a wild one!
“Whirlpool” reminded me of “Whipcord” and the Actress who bared all in it:
Peter Walker directed this one and it’s worth a look – see more by clicking on my story here:
Here’s another crazy film from Walker:
The film starred Judy Matheson and Luan Peters, who starts the film off with an interesting nude scene:
Don’t worry, as soon as the cast begins to rehearse a play in an abandoned theater, things take a shocking turn – click here to see more:
Of course, there were other shockers from that era – this may in fact be the most notorious of them all:
Wow. Actress Camille Keaton shared how she made it through filming this one – click here for her story:
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Categories: 70's Films, Classic Action Films, Classic Horror, Cult Classics, Euro-Sleaze, Exploitation Films, Extreme Cinema, Grindhouse, JRsploitation, Nudity, sex kittens, Sexploitation Films, Talent / Celebrites
I have never heard of Vivian and i’m sure if i did, i likely wouldn’t have forgotten this cute lady!
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She was so well known here in the UK, and I confess I had completely forgotten about her by now. Sad to hear she died, but you gave her a great tribute.
Best wishes, Pete.
Coincidentally, I saw Whirlpool for the first time only a few weeks ago and ended up Googling many pics of this lovely lady whom I had never heard of before.
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