Edwige Fenech

Edwige Fenech was born (as Edwige Sfenek) on December 24, 1948, in Bone, Constantine, France, to a Maltese father and an Italian mother. She began her show-business career as a participant in beauty contests (she won the title of “Miss Mannequin de la Cote d’Azur” at age 16 and even won a Miss France beauty contest) and worked as a photo model prior to making her film debut in the comedy All Mad About Him (1967).

With her lustrous and long black hair, lovely and sensuous face, full shapely figure and smoldering screen presence, Edwige soon became a very popular and much sought-after actress in a diverse array of European productions made in Italy, France, Spain and West Germany. she achieved her greatest enduring cult cinema popularity by starring in several superior Italian giallos for director Sergio Martino: Blade of the Ripper (1971), All the Colors of the Dark (1972) and Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)