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Edwige Fenech

Edwige Fenech

80 Movies

Biography

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.

Personal Life

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

2019.

2 Movies

2011.

1 Movie

2009.

1 Movie

2007.

2 Movies

2005.

1 Movie

2004.

1 Movie

2001.

1 Movie

1999.

1 Movie

1993.

1 Movie

1988.

1 Movie

1984.

1 Movie

1982.

3 Movies

1981.

4 Movies

1980.

5 Movies

1979.

5 Movies

1978.

5 Movies

1977.

3 Movies

1976.

5 Movies

1975.

5 Movies

1974.

2 Movies

1973.

5 Movies

1972.

6 Movies

1971.

3 Movies

1970.

4 Movies

1969.

8 Movies

1968.

3 Movies

1967.

1 Movie
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