Imperial Venus (film)

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Imperial Venus
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Directed by Jean Delannoy
Written by Rodolphe-Maurice Arlaud
Jean Aurenche
Leonardo Benvenuti
Piero De Bernardi
Jean Delannoy
Starring Gina Lollobrigida
Cinematography Gábor Pogány
Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Distributed by Variety Distribution
Release date
  • 1962 (1962)
Budget$2.5 million [1]

Imperial Venus (French : Vénus impériale, Italian : Venere Imperiale) is a 1962 French-Italian historical film directed by Jean Delannoy and starring Gina Lollobrigida, Stephen Boyd and Raymond Pellegrin. It depicts the life of Pauline Bonaparte, the sister of Napoleon. [2] [3] For her performance Lollobrigida won the David di Donatello for best actress and the Nastro d'Argento for the same category. [4]


Paolina (Paulette) is the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, she is portrayed as a willful, yet impulsive woman through her marriages and scandals, through the heights and depths of Napoleon's life.


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