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Silvia Dionisio (born 28 September 1951) is an Italian actress who appeared in several movies in the 1970s.
Born in Rome, Dionisio made her debut in the world of cinema when she was only 14 years old in the movie Darling. Her career followed with parts in mediocre musical Italian movies, along with singers like Mario Tessuto, Gianni Dei, Little Tony and Mal. On the set of one of these movies she met director Ruggero Deodato, who became her husband. They had a son, Saverio Deodato-Dionisio, who worked as an actor.
In 1970, she played in A Girl Called Jules , a semi-erotic film with several non-nude scenes portraying lesbian sex. She also co-starred in The Young, the Evil and the Savage (1968) and Andy Warhol's Blood for Dracula .In 1975 Dionisio was the protagonist of Ondata di piacere , the sole truly erotic movie of her career, directed by Deodato. The same year, she played Ugo Tognazzi's lover in Amici miei by Mario Monicelli. In late 1970s she starred in several action or sexy movies. Riccardo Freda cast her in his last film, Murder Obsession (1981).
In the early 1980s, she left film industry. Her last appearance was in a liqueur spot directed by Federico Fellini.
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Jesús Franco Manera was a Spanish filmmaker, composer, and actor, known as a prolific director of stylish exploitation and B-movies. In a career that spanned from the early 1960s to 2013, he wrote, directed, produced, acted in, and scored approximately 173 feature films, working both in his native Spain and abroad.
Albert Victor Adamson Jr. was an American filmmaker and actor known as a prolific director of B-grade horror and exploitation films throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Giallo is the Italian term designating mystery fiction and thrillers. The word giallo is Italian for yellow. The term derives from a series of cheap paperback mystery and crime thriller novels with yellow covers that were popular in Italy.
Ruggero Deodato is an Italian film director, and has also performed as both a screenwriter, and more recently an actor in both his own and other projects.
Lesbian vampirism is a trope in 20th-century exploitation film and literature. It was a way to hint at or titillate with the taboo idea of lesbianism in a fantasy context outside the heavily censored realm of social realism. Also, the conventions of the vampire genre—specifically, the mind control exhibited in many such films—allow for a kind of forced seduction of presumably heterosexual women or girls by lesbian vampires.
Blood for Dracula is a 1974 horror film written and directed by Paul Morrissey and starring Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Maxime McKendry, Stefania Casini, Arno Juerging, and Vittorio de Sica. Upon its initial 1974 release in West Germany and the United States, Blood for Dracula was released as Andy Warhol's Dracula.
Countess Dracula is a 1971 British Hammer horror film based on the legends surrounding the "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Báthory.
Rosalba Neri is a retired Italian actress.
Eleonora Giorgi is an Italian actress, screenwriter and film director.
Dracula is an adaptation, first published in 1996, by American playwright Steven Dietz of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel by the same name. Though it has never run on Broadway, the author lists it among his most financially successful works, and it is frequently performed near Halloween in regional and community theaters. Closely following the plot of the novel, the play chronicles Count Dracula's journey to England, his stalking of two young women, and his pursuit and eventual defeat by the heroines' suitors and their associates.
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man is a 1976 Italian poliziotteschi crime film, directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring Marc Porel and Ray Lovelock.
Dagmar Lassander is a German actress.
Catherine Castel is a French actress and director.
Hercules, Prisoner of Evil is a 1964 Italian peplum film directed by Antonio Margheriti and an uncredited Ruggero Deodato. Deodato, the official assistant director, replaced Margheriti as he was busy with the completion of the film The Fall of Rome. Deodato actually directed most of the film in actuality but Margheriti was credited as the director. The film is filled with a variety of horrific themes and elements, featuring a killer werewolf, and is as much a horror film as it is a peplum.
Murder Obsession is a 1981 Italian giallo film directed by Riccardo Freda, and starring Laura Gemser and Anita Strindberg.
The Young, the Evil and the Savage is a 1968 Italian giallo film directed by Antonio Margheriti.
Waves of Lust is a 1975 Italian erotic thriller-drama film directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring John Steiner and Silvia Dionisio.
The World Of Hammer is a British television documentary series created and written by Robert Sidaway and Ashley Sidaway, and produced by Robert Sidaway.
Nicoletta Elmi is an Italian film actress. She appeared in many films in the 1970s as a child actress, but also appeared in several roles in adulthood in the 1980s.