Tigers in Lipstick

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Tigers in Lipstick
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Directed by Luigi Zampa
Written byLuis Castro
Tonino Guerra
Giorgio Salvioni
Produced byGiorgio Salvioni
Starring Ursula Andress, Laura Antonelli, Sylvia Kristel, Monica Vitti
Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi
Giuseppe Ruzzolini
Edited by Franco Fraticelli
Music by Riz Ortolani
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
97 minutes
Box office156,588 admissions (France) [1]

Tigers in Lipstick (Italian : Letti selvaggi) is a 1979 Italian comedy film directed by Luigi Zampa, starring Ursula Andress, Laura Antonelli, Sylvia Kristel and Monica Vitti. [2] It was Zampa's final film. It is an anthology of 8 unrelated vignettes, each involving a very attractive woman. The four lead actresses star in two vignettes each.



A woman (Kristel) lures a man into her room for a mysterious purpose; a schoolboy gets a prostitute (Vitti) to pretend to be his mother at an interview with the school principal; a reporter's interview with a recent widow (Andress) takes an unusual turn; a woman (Antonelli) finds a permanent way to end her husband's jealousy; a woman (Kristel) finds her husband unenduringly boring; a woman (Vitti) tries to recover a stolen necklace she herself just stole; a woman (Andress) causes traffic accidents by seductively distracting male drivers; a shy orchestra conductor has his tryst with a businesswoman (Antonelli) constantly interrupted.


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  1. Sylvia Kristel French box office information at Box Office Story
  2. "New York Times: Tigers in Lipstick". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . 2008. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2008.