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December 11, 2007

Eleonora Rossi Drago: 1925 -2007

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I was ten or eleven years old when I saw the poster for the Italian costume film, Sword of the Conqueror. I never saw the film. But for some reason, the name of Eleonora Rossi Drago made some kind of impression on me. The poster shows a muscular, toga clad Jack Palance with a buxom woman, her own more delicate, but ragged garment ready to be undone. Palance has one hand holding up his sword, the other is wrapped around Ms. Rossi Drago. The text reads, "For one woman he sent a million warriors into battle! For one woman he sent an empire toppling! For one woman he ravaged an age!"

When you're Eleonora Rossi Drago, guys take extreme measures. For those unfamiliar with her, Violent Summer is a good introduction, where she charms Jean-Louis Trintignant. She was also one of the girlfriends in Antonioni's Le Amiche.

Ciao, bella!

Posted by Peter Nellhaus at December 11, 2007 12:58 AM


Damn, I used the same picture on my blog. Oh, well... it's a keeper, that's for sure.

Posted by: Arbogast at December 12, 2007 09:05 PM

Yes, I remember Eleonora very well! She was popular durin the 60's in Argentina, when Italian movies were big.

She married an Argentinean industrialist named Drago.

I still remember her at her best in "Estate Violenta" or "Violent Summer".

Pity se is gone!

Posted by: Daniel at April 23, 2008 12:55 AM