Monday, March 21, 2005

The Queen of Trash - Edwige Fenech

Edwige Fenech is probably the most beautiful woman in the world (and still is)…her beauty is proportional to the trashiness of her films – from erotic thrillers (or what Italians call gialli) to sexy comedies….I “discovered” her when I was in Italy a few years ago on late night regional TV, where the catatonic light of the TV gave her beauty an eerie glow highlighting the incongruity of trashy filmic baseness being amidst holy beauty ...her films are as “bad” as she is beautiful…the “badness” in Edwige’ case is almost sublime, if not divine.

Edwige rose to Italian fame in the 1970’s with such classics titles: “Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer” aka What are those strange drops of blood doing on Jennifer's body? “La Vedova inconsolabile ringrazia quanti la consolarono” aka The Inconsolable Widow Thanks All Those Who Consoled Her…

She is definitely the queen of the Chaosmos (if only she knew what it meant!) – another queen, a more modern Italian beauty is Monica Belluci…but that is another story for another type of beauty….

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