Biography

Fenech was born in Bône (now Annaba), in French Algeria to a Maltese father and Sicilian mother. From the late 1960s to early 1980s, Fenech starred in many types of European movies. She is best known for her erotic comedies, and began to work in that field in the late 1960s with Austrian director Franz Antel. Fenech also achieved fame with giallo and sex films such as Five Dolls for an August Moon, Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key and Sex with a Smile, many of which were directed by Sergio Martino.

In the 1980s, she became a television personality, typically appearing with Barbara Bouchet on a chat show on Italian television. In the mid-1990s, she was engaged to the well-known Italian industrialist Luca di Montezemolo.

After many years of work in movie production (she produced, among others, The Merchant of Venice, 2004, with Al Pacino), Fenech accepted Quentin Tarantino's offer to star in another movie, Hostel: Part II (2007), directed by Eli Roth. A British general named Ed Fenech (played by Mike Myers) is a character in Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds.

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Fenech was born in Bône (now Annaba), in French Algeria to a Maltese father and Sicilian mother. From the late 1960s to early 1980s, Fenech starred in many types of European movies. She is best known for her erotic comedies, and began to work in that field in the late 1960s with Austrian director Franz Antel. Fenech also achieved fame with giallo and sex films such as Five Dolls for an August Moon, Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key and Sex with a Smile, many of which were directed by Sergio Martino.

In the 1980s, she became a television personality, typically appearing with Barbara Bouchet on a chat show on Italian television. In the mid-1990s, she was engaged to the well-known Italian industrialist Luca di Montezemolo.

After many years of work in movie production (she produced, among others, The Merchant of Venice, 2004, with Al Pacino), Fenech accepted Quentin Tarantino's offer to star in another movie, Hostel: Part II (2007), directed by Eli Roth. A British general named Ed Fenech (played by Mike Myers) is a character in Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Edwige Fenech, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1949-12-12

Place of Birth Bona, Algeria

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 All the Colors of Giallo as Herself
2007 Hostel: Part II as Art Class Professor
2005 Dark Fears Behind the Door as Herself
1993 Private Crimes as Nicole Venturi
1988 Phantom of Death as Hélène Martell
1984 Vacanze in America as signora De Romanis
1982 An Ideal Adventure as Patrizia
1982 The Paramedic as Nina Miglio
1982 Don't Play with Tigers as Francesca del Prà
1981 A Policewoman in New York as Gianna Amicucci / Pupa
1981 Cream Horn as Marianna Tribalzi
1981 Shut Up When You Speak! as Belle / Béatrix
1981 Ace as Silvia
1980 Il ficcanaso as Susanna
1980 Catherine and I as Elisabetta
1980 Sugar, Honey and Pepper as Amalia
1980 The Wife on Vacation... The Lover in Town as Giulia
1980 I'm Photogenic as Cinzia Pancaldi
1979 Dr. Jekyll and the Kind Woman as Barbara Wimply
1979 A Policewoman on the Porno Squad as Gianna D'Amico
1979 Saturday, Sunday and Friday as Tokimoto (episodio "Sabato")
1979 Hot Potato as Maria
1979 The Good Thief as Debora
1978 La soldatessa alle grandi manovre as Dottoressa Eva Marini
1978 School Teacher in the House as Luisa De Dominicis
1978 My Loves as Deborah
1978 School Teacher in College as Monica Sebastiani
1978 The Biggest Battle as Danielle
1977 The Nurse on a Military Tour as Eva Marini
1977 Taxi Girl as Marcella
1977 The Virgo, the Taurus and the Capricorn as Gioia Ferretti
1976 My Sister in Law as Giudice Viola Orlando / Rosa Orlando
1976 Evil Thoughts as Francesca Marani
1976 Confessions of a Lady Cop as Gianna Amicucci
1976 Sex with a Smile as Emilia Chiapponi (episodio "La Cavallona")
1976 The Lady Medic as Dottoressa Elena Dogliozzi
1975 Il vizio di famiglia as Suzie
1975 Strip Nude for Your Killer as Magda Cortis
1975 The School Teacher as Giovanna Pagaus
1975 Valentina... The Virgin Wife as Valentina
1975 Lover Boy as Marianna Persichetti
1974 Poker in Bed as Eva
1974 Innocence and Desire as Carmela Paternò
1973 Anna: the Pleasure, the Torment as Anna Lovisi
1973 Mean Frank and Crazy Tony as Orchidea
1973 The Winsome Widow as Catarina Prevosti
1973 Giovannona Long-Thigh as Giovannona Coscialunga in arte Cocò
1973 Holy God, Here Comes the Passatore! as Mora
1972 Ubalda, All Naked and Warm as Ubalda
1972 When Women Were Called Virgins as Giulia
1972 Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key as Floriana
1972 The Case of the Bloody Iris as Jennifer Lansbury
1972 Naughty Nun as Antonia
1972 All the Colors of the Dark as Jane Harrison
1971 Le calde notti di Don Giovanni
1971 Desert of Fire as Actress
1971 The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh as Julie Wardh
1970 Le Mans, Shortcut to Hell as Cora
1970 Don Franco and Don Ciccio in a Year of Protest as Anna Bellinzoni
1970 Five Dolls for an August Moon as Marie Chaney
1970 Satiricosissimo as Poppea Sabina
1969 Madame Bovary as Emma Bovary
1969 Let It All Hang Out as Hong-Kong
1969 Madame and Her Niece as Yvette
1969 Top Sensation as Ulla
1969 The Sweet Pussycats as Blande
1969 The Brazen Women of Balzac as Felicitas
1969 Frau Wirtin hat auch eine Nichte as Rosalie Bobinet
1968 Sexy Susan Sins Again as Celine
1968 Samoa, Queen of the Jungle as Samoa
1967 All Mad About Him

Production

2011 La ragazza americana Producer
2009 Una sera d'ottobre Producer
2007 La stella dei re Producer
2004 Vite a perdere Producer
2001 L'attentatuni Producer
1993 Private Crimes Producer

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