|Birth Day:||August 22, 1933|
|Death Date:||Dec 26, 1994 (age 61)|
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Italian model and actress who played the bride of Hercules in the 1958 film Hercules.
As per our current Database, Sylva Koscina died on Dec 26, 1994 (age 61).
Sylva Koscina moved to Italy from Croatia during World War II, which enabled her acting career to begin.
After winning beauty contests as a teenager, she was offered modelling work. In 1954, while studying physics at the University of Naples, and living in a boarding school of nuns, she was asked to be Miss di Tappa ("Stage Miss"), who presents flowers to the winner of a stage of the 1954 Giro d'Italia bicycle race, then at Naples. She was convinced, but with difficulty because of her shyness, then a picture of her, kissing the winner, was published in newspapers all over Europe.
In the first half of the 1960s, she married her lover, Raimondo Castelli, a small producer connected with Minerva Films. She managed to keep well afloat with roles in Damiano Damiani's Il sicario [fr] (The Hired Killer, 1961). In La lepre e la tartaruga (The Tortoise and the Hare), an episode in Le quattro verita (The Three Fables of Love) (1963), the director Blasetti constructed a duel between Koscina and Monica Vitti. In 1965, Koscina appeared in Giulietta degli spiriti. She was also a television personality and often made special guest appearances on variety shows. She also co-starred in Jesus Franco's Marquis de Sade: Justine (1969), as well as Mario Bava's 1972 film Lisa and the Devil.
Angelo Frontoni [it] (1929–2002) photographed Koscina for the American edition of Playboy in May 1967.
She also starred in the 1967 comedy caper Three Bites of the Apple with David McCallum, and Deadlier Than the Male (1967), in which Elke Sommer and she portrayed sophisticated professional killers dueling with Bulldog Drummond. She also played Danica in the Yugoslavian movie The Battle of Neretva, in 1969. She played a German doctor, Bianca, in Hornets' Nest with Rock Hudson.
From the early 1960s, she invested most of her considerable earnings in a luxurious villa, in the well-to-do district of Marino, Rome, complete with 16th-century furniture and artistic paintings. That lasted until her spending overcame her dwindling income, and she had to face a tax evasion inquest, when she was forced to sell her house in 1976. Living with Raimondo Castelli since 1960, they did not marry due to then Italian law and because his wife Marinella refused him an annulment. Castelli and Koscina married in Mexico in 1967, but that marriage was not recognized in Italy.
Sylva Koscina died in Rome in 1994, aged 61, from breast cancer.
Sylva Koscina married Raimondo Castelli in 1967, though the marriage was not recognized in Italy due to Castelli's previous wife refusing an annulment.
Currently, Sylva Koscina is 88 years, 8 months and 28 days old. Sylva Koscina will celebrate 89th birthday on a Monday 22nd of August 2022. Below we countdown to Sylva Koscina upcoming birthday.