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Sybil Danning

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“I love being a strong female on the screen. It suits me fine and I think it`s nice that young girls can see some of their own inner fantasies on film. Boys have Clint Eastwood. I hope that girls enjoy seeing me leaping about. Young people need fantasy in their lives. They need larger-than-life figures to watch.”

 

Biography

Sybil Danning (born May 24, 1952) is an Austrian actress known for her many roles in B movies, science fiction films, and action films.

Danning made her film debut in 1968’s Komm nur, mein liebstes Vögelein, portraying the legendary German mermaid “Lorelei” covered by only her long blonde tresses. The next year, she had a role in one of Robert De Niro’s first movies, Sam’s Song.

Danning next trained for three years with a drama coach in Munich. In 1972, she was in the cast of Bluebeard, along with Raquel Welch and Richard Burton, playing a high-caliber prostitute. The same year, she appeared in Eye of the Labyrinth, a giallo thriller.

Also noteworthy were her movies The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers, again acting with Raquel Welch; both movies being produced by Ilya and Alexander Salkind.

In 1978, Danning moved to Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to further her career in American films. She left all her friends and family in Europe behind, and… read more

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