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Fenech was born in Bône, Constantine, French Algeria (now Annaba, Annaba Province, Algeria) to a Maltese father and Sicilian mother. Cinema career. Fenech moved from Nice (France) to Rome in 1967 for her first Italian film Samoa, Queen of the Jungle by Guido Malatesta. In 1968, she came under contract with Austrian director Franz Antel and from the late 1960s to early 1970s, she acted in various films of Antel (including his acclaimed Frau Wirtin series) as well as that of Franz Marischka.Fenech starred in many genres of cinema but her greatest commercial success came with commedia sexy all'italiana films, particularly including earlier works Ubalda, All Naked and Warm and Giovannona Long-Thigh, as well as the following l'insegnante (school teacher), la soldatessa (soldier), la poliziotta (policewoman) series and other films that featured Fenech in stereotypical professions, which further bolstered Fenech's position as the most popular actress of the genre. She often paired with Carlo Giuffrè and later with Renzo Montagnani in commedia sexy films.Fenech was also a regular in giallo films. Her works in this genre include The Seducers, Five Dolls for an August Moon, The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, All the Colors of the Dark, The Case of the Bloody Iris, Strip Nude for Your Killer, and Phantom of Death. Later career. In the 1980s, she became a television personality, typically appearing with Barbara Bouchet on a chat show on Italian television. After many years of work in movie production, she co-produced The Merchant of Venice (2004) with Al Pacino, and later accepted Eli Roth's offer to star in another movie, Hostel: Part II. Quentin Tarantino named the character of Lt. Ed Fenech in Inglourious Basterds in her honour, and invited Fenech to the Italy premiere of his film.
Fenech was married to Italian film producer Luciano Martino from 1971 to 1979. In the mid-1990s, she was engaged to the well-known Italian industrialist Luca di Montezemolo. Her son Edwin (born 1971) has worked at her production company and was the former CEO of the Ferrari Asia-Pacific, Ferrari Greater China and Ferrari North America.
Movies & TV Series
George Hilton - The World Belongs to the Daring
The life of one of the most famous leading-men of Italian popular cinema.
All the Colors of Giallo
'Giallo' is Italian for 'yellow', the color of the lurid pulp novels that inspired one of the most intense, extreme and influential genres in movie history. In this unprecedented collection, experienc...
An Ideal Adventure
Patrizia, journalist of a weekly Roman, tired of not being given just consideration by its director Eugenio Zafferi, just to be able to get a job worthy of his talent, decides to launch a challenge to...
Don't Play with Tigers
A stories of three really unlucky characters are discovered during the trial.
At work, Mario Millio is the only male nurse not on strike. At home, his wife is more interested in calling the hot-line of a local TV-doctor. When Mario wins 15 million Lire in the lottery, he buys h...
Edwige Fenech and Lino Banfi stars in this Italian sex-comedy from Sergio Martino. Mariana (Fenech) and Domenico (Banfi) are on the run from her jealous boyfriend who just happens to be an over-jealou...
Shut Up When You Speak!
Giacomo has an idol: James Bond. When he dreams, he dreams of himself, his fabulous adventures, especially in Tunisia, and a beautiful wife, Belle. In reality he is unemployed, overwhelmed by an obses...
Asso, THE best poker-player in town, was killed in his wedding night, because he won too much against a bad loser. In the 'final' game in heaven the clerk on duty also lost, so Asso can come back to t...
A Policewoman in New York
A Texan travels to Rome to hire two police officers to impersonate a mobster's girlfriend and his most ruthless hitman.
Sugar, Honey and Pepper
There are three episodes of this show. First Valerio was mistaken for a notorious criminal. Journalists brought him to her house for an exclusive interview. She tries to get him to have sex. The secon...
The Wife on Vacation... The Lover in Town
Andrea Damiani sends his wife Valeria off on a skiing holiday so he can spend time with his demanding mistress, Giulia. Little does he suspect that Valeria is having a rendezvous with a Count she rece...
Antonio Barozzi moves from Lago Maggiore to Rome to become an actor. He does not realize his agent and acting coach are only manipulating him to further their own careers.
Catherine and I
Enrico has a troubled relationship with his wife, daughter and lover. For this reason he decide to download all of them and to dedicate himself to peace. In fact he has been attracted by the waiter-ro...
A factory worker known for his tough attitude and for fighting for workers' rights starts losing credibility when friends and co-workers see him helping a young gay man.
Dr. Jekyll Likes Them Hot
A lusty young woman decides to use her sexual powers to "tame" the evil and murderous Dr. Jekyll.
Saturday, Sunday and Friday
SABATO (first episode): A company receives the visit of a very very important person. This person works for a biggest Japanese society, and this encounter is decisive for the small Italian company. D...
The Good Thief
Caleb, "son of nobody" (Enrico Montesano) lives in Galilee in Jesus' day and struggles as a thief and con-man, pretending to be a magician. When he witnesses Jesus turning water into wine, he thinks h...
A Policewoman on the Porno Squad
The adventures of Gianna, a sexy policewoman who wants to help a child in search of his mother.
Annalisa is married to Marco, a journalist too busy with her career, who neglects her even though she loves him deeply. He therefore decides to find another husband, the university professor Antonio, ...
The Soldier with Great Maneuvers
Doctor Eva Marini takes up a position at an army base to investigate the sexual behavior of the Italian male soldier and soon finds out she's taken on more than she bargained for.
School Teacher in the House
Luisa De Dominicus is a Milanese piano teacher who moves to Lucca to be with the man she loves: Ferdinando 'Bonci' Marinotti, a city councilman campaigning for mayor on a platform of moral values. She...
School Teacher in College
Edwige Fenech stars in this Italian sex-comedy as the new teacher in all-boys Catholic school. All of the boys desire for the chance to "learn" more about their new teacher, but only 1 student gets th...
The Biggest Battle
A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.
The Nurse on a Military Tour
Army Doctor Eva Marini wants to join a regiment to secure equal rights for women. So her commanding officer sends her off to a boot camp led by Renzo Montagnani, where only the most unruly soldiers en...
The Virgo, the Taurus and the Capricorn
Distressed that her wayward husband, Gianni (Alberto Lionello), forsakes her favors and seduces a series of other women, drop-dead gorgeous Gioia (Edwige Fenech) turns to handsome lothario Patrizio (R...
Marcella (Fenech) inherits a taxi business from her father and now sets out on the job of her life. With each new fare she becomes involved with sex and crime all done up 70's Italian comedy style.
Confessions of a Lady Cop
Gianna Amicucci works in the house of the head of her hometown police force and enters the academy with a kickback from him. She is a beautiful woman (she generously sheds clothes during the film) and...
The Lady Medic
A man is desperately trying to avoid mandated military service, but a sexy medic proves to be his undoing.
My Sister in Law
Intransigent magistrate Viola Orlando is targeted by her rivals who hire her twin sister Rosa, a high-class prostitute and pornographic photo-novel star, to visit Rome and to set her up to impersonate...
Sex with a Smile
Five short comic sketches, all unrelated to each other, except that they are all expressions of Italian sexual humor.
Mario Marani is a well-respected lawyer in late 70s Milano. He and his wonderful wife Francesca have an intense high social life. But Mario has a problem. He is obsessed by bad thoughts (cattivi pensi...
A young man gets a pleasant surprise when a comely "relative" agrees to teach him the rudiments of sex.
The Family Vice
When Giacomo D'Amato is released from jail he is immediately employed by Magda, in a plot to secure her the heritage of the count. But there are other players in this game too, and Giacomo has his own...
Valentina... The Virgin Wife
Valentina and Giovannino have just got married, but the Honeymoon has gone by and nothing happened between the two. Tension grows and they are about to break up the marriage, until a French tourist sa...
The School Teacher
Edwige Fenech plays the sexy private teacher of Franco (Alfredo Pea) who immediately falls madly in love with her. Franco tries and tries to seduce her by faking his own suicide.
Strip Nude for Your Killer
When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by a hard edg...
Innocence and Desire
A young man is temporarily home from a Seminary, but eventually falls in love with his father's young new wife.
Poker in Bed
A poker player on a losing streak meets a beautiful young woman. He's attracted to her, but she appears to be perfectly content with her boyfriend, a somewhat wussy writer. The gambler gets the idea t...
The Winsome Widow
After the death of the Savior for a rich husband, car accident, the beautiful wife Catherine is preparing to collect the enormous legacy but because the deceased has not made a will and when he was al...
Holy God, Here Comes the Passatore!
George Hilton is the infamous highway robber Stefano Pelloni, known as Il Passatore and Edwige Fenech is his opinionated leading lady, Mora, in this slapstick 'comedy'
Anna: the Pleasure, the Torment
A beautiful but poor young girl finds all the money and material goods she never had when she becomes the girlfriend of a crime boss, but soon learns that there is a price to be paid for that kind of ...
Legendary director Sergio Martino takes the helm for this sexploitation classic concerning the scandal that erupts when the panicked head of a high-profile cheese production company hires a beautiful ...
Mean Frank and Crazy Tony
There's trouble in Frankie Diomede's criminal empire in Genoa. A French gangster has moved into his territory, so he flies home to take care of business. He promptly has himself arrested so that he'll...
Ubalda, All Naked and Warm
During the Middle Ages, a clumsy knight returns home where his wife awaits him. Sensuous and beautiful, she has attracted several male admirers during his absence, but her chastity belt has maintained...
All the Colors of the Dark
Jane lives in London with her boyfriend Richard. Her mother was murdered when she was young, she recently lost a baby in a car crash and she's plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding man. Richard th...
The Case of the Bloody Iris
A high-rise apartment populated by models, nightclub dancers and call girls becomes the focus of a mysterious serial killer. When a young model named Jennifer and her friend Marilyn move into one of t...
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
A burned out, abusive, alcoholic writer named Oliviero lives with his wife and mother's black cat at their estate in Venice, along with his late mother's mysterious black cat, Satan. In order to pass ...
To spite her father, a young woman enters a convent. However, the woman's old boyfriend shows up and tries to win her back.
When Women Were Called Virgins
The film When women were called Madonna was directed by Aldo Grimaldi. The film is one of the first Italian erotic comedies in which Edwige Fenech struggles with the nagging demands of three suitors.
The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh
Julie Wardh suspects her former lover Jean is behind the blackmail letters that she is receiving. With her husband Neil frequently out of town, she falls into the arms of her friend's cousin George, a...
Desert of Fire
A desert bandit leader robs a jeep and hauls off a lot of American money. He doesn't get much of a chance to enjoy it, however, because he and his men are soon attacked by a "phantom", who kills all h...
Nights and Loves of Don Juan
Film inspired on the character from "Don Juan Tenorio".
Five Dolls for an August Moon
A group of friends get together in a remote Mediterranean island for a weekend of relaxation. They start turning up dead one after the other. The group gets together to figure out the identity of the ...
Le Mans, Shortcut to Hell
Young racing driver Dustin Rich falls under the wing of former champion John Lee Scott who takes it upon himself to coach the young man.
Don Franco and Don Ciccio in a Year of Protest
Italy's best loved comedy duo play rival priests in the neighboring towns of Roccapizzone and San Antonio. Did Franco crash his bike through Ciccio's new stained glass window on purpose or was he just...
Heads or Tails
Shanda is charged with the murder of the banker, Burton and to save her from being lynched, the sheriff sends her off to Phoenix. During the trip the two deputies to whom she's been entrusted rape and...
Frau Wirtin hat auch eine Nichte
Mudy, mother of the shy and mentally disturbed 20-year-old Tony with a tendency toward pyromania, hired a prostitution worker named Ulla to work for her. She is invited to go on a sea cruise where she...
Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.
Madame and Her Niece
Michelle De Winter lives the good life, wining and dining with only the richest men who are fortunate to cross her path. Her daughter Yvette, whom Michelle insists on introducing as her 'niece', is a ...
The Brazen Women of Balzac
A Count and Countess, their lovelife losing luster, invite some people over ...
The Sweet Pussycats
An officer (Sieghardt Rupp) and a count (Ernst Stankovski) who live in opposite ends of the same castle bet each other who will be the first to bed their respective new 'virgin' maid. The winner will ...
Let It All Hang Out
The girlfriend of a beatnik-hippy artist enjoys having her body painted, posing naked for her boyfriend and seducing other men.
Sexy Susan Sins Again
The German innkeeper Susan, now leading an acting troupe, travels to Italy and uses feminine wiles to undo an assassination plot against Napoleon, and rescue a local count (a great romancer) from his ...
Il figlio di Aquila Nera
Samoa, Queen of the Jungle
The adventurer Clint (Roger Browne) travels across Borneo with a bunch of rogues and geologists on the search for a diamond mine. In the middle of the jungle, they meet a beautiful woman called Samoa ...