Monday, May 23, 2011

RIP Silvia Solar

Sultry and sexy with a flowing mane of red hair (sometimes brunette or blonde according to the role), Sylvia Solar (often credited as Silvie or Sylvie Solar) appeared in numerous European films from 1957 onward. Solar died May 18, 2011 in Lloret de Mar, Catalonia, Spain. She was 71. Her career highpoints included roles in a number of espionage films, comedies, thrillers and westerns. Born Geneviève Couzain on March 20, 1940 in Paris, France she won the Miss France beauty contest in 1956 and made her first film appearance in the French film "C’Est Arrive a 36 Chandelles" in 1957. Her next film was 1958's French-German spy adventure "Hoopla-Jezt Kommt Eddie!" starring Eddie Constantine. Other films followed such as "Mister Dynamite", "Danger Death Ray" (1967), "Death and Diamonds" (1968). During the 1960s Sylvia appeared in eight Euro-westerns including "Tomb of the Pistolero" and "Two Gunmen" (1964), "Finger on the Trigger" and "A Man Called Gringo" in 1965, but was probably best remembered as Vicky in "Gentleman Killer" in 1967 starring Anthony Steffen. In the 1970s she appeared in a number of Spanish horror films. Solar married to bullfighter, actor Rogelio Madrid [19??-2010] in 1958 but the two were later divorced. Thanks to Nzoog Wahrlfhehen for letting me know of Sivia’s passing.

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  1. Am mostly familiar with Silvia through the movies she made with Paul Naschy, especially CRIMSON and THE WEREWOLF AND THE YETI. Very sorry indeed to hear about the passing of this very attractive and very professional actress.

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