Sybil Danning
Nom: Sybil Danning
Nom officiel: Sybille Johanna Danninger
Date de naissance: 5/24/1952 (Salsbourg, Autriche)
Date de d�c�s:   (non applicable)
Occupation: Actrice, productrice
Autres: Elle mesure 5'7".


Name: Sybil Danning
Birth Name: Sybille Johanna Danninger
Nationality: Austrian
Date: May 24, 1952
Birth Place: Salzburg, Austria

 
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Austrian actress Sybil Danning went straight from the girlie magazines to the exploitation-flick field. She first grabbed audience attention in the 1970 melodrama Albino. By the end of the '70s, she had chalked up a number of credits in such mainstream films as Bluebeard (1972), The Three Musketeers (1974) Crossed Swords (1978) and Concorde: Airport 79 (1979). But while she was mere decoration in mainstream movies, she was a star in the soft-core field, displaying her talents in such esoterica as Swedish Love Games and Love of a French Pussycat. No helpless victim or mere boy-toy, Danning gained her widest audience with a series of sweat-drenched action pictures in the 1980s. Danning seemed born to appear in "babes behind bars" epics like Chained Heat (1983) and Reform School Girls (1986), and was equally well-suited to portray femme fatales (They're Playing with Fire [1985]), vengeful cops (L.A. Bounty [1989]) and queens of outer space (Phantom Empire [1989]). She could always be counted upon to possess the widest bustline in any picture she appeared in, though Lou Ferrigno gave her tough competition in The Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1984). Danning was wise enough to package that image in an amusing fashion as hostess of a series of R-rated sex 'n' violence videocassettes of the mid '80s. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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Austrian actress Sybil Danning went straight from the girlie magazines to the exploitation-flick field. She first grabbed audience attention in the 1970 melodrama Albino. By the end of the '70s, she had chalked up a number of credits in such mainstream films as Bluebeard (1972), The Three Musketeers (1974) Crossed Swords (1978) and Concorde: Airport 79 (1979). But while she was mere decoration in mainstream movies, she was a star in the soft-core field, displaying her talents in such esoterica as Swedish Love Games and Love of a French Pussycat. No helpless victim or mere boy-toy, Danning gained her widest audience with a series of sweat-drenched action pictures in the 1980s. Danning seemed born to appear in "babes behind bars" epics like Chained Heat (1983) and Reform School Girls (1986), and was equally well-suited to portray femme fatales (They're Playing with Fire [1985]), vengeful cops (L.A. Bounty [1989]) and queens of outer space (Phantom Empire [1989]). She could always be counted upon to possess the widest bustline in any picture she appeared in, though Lou Ferrigno gave her tough competition in The Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1984). Danning was wise enough to package that image in an amusing fashion as hostess of a series of R-rated sex 'n' violence videocassettes of the mid '80s. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

 
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Entertainment Tonight: The World's Number One Female Action Star

Considered for the role in OCTOPUSSY (1983) after Maud Adams (Octopussy) previously appeared (and was killed) in another James Bond film (THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)).

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At Razzie Award Sybil won Worst Supporting Actress in 1984 for
CHANIED HEAT AND HERCULES

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SYBIL DANNING - AMAZONIAN GODDESS

You know you've entered America's subconscious when you get name-checked in The Simpsons. She is rumoured to have a terrific sense of humour. Probably you need one to get your mind round dialogue such as St.Exmin's famous boast of self-sacrifice in Battle Beyond The Stars (1981):"You've never seen a Valkyrie go down!"

Like Adrienne Barbeau, she was into her thirties before a decade's worth of second-rate slasher flicks and porno outings (among more mainstream cameo roles)culminated in Battle, and a shot at the big(ger) time.
The waning, male-dominated 1980s US film industry had no obvious place for the 'female Clint Eastwood' that she was trying to grow into on-screen; her many action and fantasy films of the period seem in retrospect to pre-empt the likes of Xena and Nikita by a full decade. Unfortunately, the reason she had the genre pretty much to herself was that the market wasn't yet ready for the truly empowered female character she depicted.
A Playboy feature and memorable nude scenes in They're Playing With Fire (1984)and the outrageous Howling 2 (1985)consolidated her obvious fan-base, but the Danning-written/produced LA Bounty (1989), in which she kept covered up and gave a very subdued, Eastwood-esque performance as a bounty hunter, was a curiosity and a box-office disappointment.

Though less prominent since a (rumoured)back injury in the early 1990s, she has remained on the A-list for horror film premieres and will reportedly reappear in Ruger: LA Bounty 2. In addition she is now also a producer (1999's "A Dog of Flanders" and the forthcoming "SAS").

SEX APPEAL

A warm sensitivity and vulnerability shows through her all-action persona and her aggressive eroticism ; if any archetype applies, it must be The Witch or Sorceress, the woman of power, but shot through with an accessible streak of neuroticism and insecurity. And, as ever, the conflict of signals invites curiosity and deepens an otherwise easily explicable attraction.
 

 

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