Friday, March 2, 2012

Nerd Girl of Note #143: Lina Romay

Frankly, I am a little bit bothered that I had yet to include the awesome Lina Romay in this column. I am not one for eulogies, but her death last week drove the point home.

For the uninitiated, Romay was the long time wife, muse, and leading lady for cinema auteur Jess Franco. She began her work with Franco in 1972's La maldiciĆ³n de Frankenstein, and did nearly 100 films for Uncle Jess. There were horrors, comedies, women in prison, and the occasional pornographic film.

Obviously, I have not seen all of her films, but a fair chunk of them. Probably the best is Ilsa: the Wicked Warden as far as acting and story goes, and the easily available The Female Vampire (aka The Bare Breasted Countess) and Macumba Sexual. The latter two are a bit inexplicable, but interesting. There is also another of Franco's WIP efforts, Women Behind Bars.

So, I will miss you, Lina, as I am sure many others will. She was a decent actress, considering the roles, and a good looking woman with a healthy body image.

Macumba Sexual with a bad blonde wig.

Ilsa: the Wicked Warden

The Female Vampire, IIRC

Not sure about this one...

Mansion of the Living Dead

Women Behind Bars

Cropped for content.

Women Behind Bars

Kiss Me, Killer


jervaise brooke hamster said...

I want to bugger Lina Romay (as the bird was in 1972 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously, which is dead).

Darius Whiteplume said...
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Alex Jowski said...

I love Lina Romay in nearly every movie she did. I miss her.

Darius Whiteplume said...

She was very awesome. I was surprised she died. Almost as much as the idea of Franco outliving her.

T. Roger Thomas said...

I would like to see more of this young woman.

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Darius Whiteplume said...

I certainly was :-) Following the new URL now. At least I thought I was? I am a lousy blog reader these days.

Yum-Yum said...

The Lina Romay picture you're not sure about is from Jack the Ripper and the one you list being from Female Vampire is actually from Lorna The Exorcist. :)

Darius Whiteplume said...

What would I do without your excellent guidance? :-) I do need to get Lorna soon.

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