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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 May 1952Wels, Upper Austria, Austria
Birth NameSybille Johanna Danninger
Nickname The Queen of the B movies
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tall, leggy, buxom and statuesque 5'7" blonde beauty Sybil Danning reigns supreme as one of the sexiest, most dynamic and commanding actresses to achieve cult B-movie queen status. She was born Sybille Johanna Danninger on May 24, 1952, in Wels, Austria, the daughter of a US Army major father and an Austrian mother. She grew up on army bases in such places as New Jersey, Maryland and Sacramento, California. Sybil attended Etontown's Star of the Sea Catholic School. At age 14 she worked for her uncle as a dental assistant. Two years later she moved to Vienna, Austria, and worked for a dental supply company. She then relocated to Salzburg and worked as an assistant to a top oral surgeon. Danning then enrolled in the Buchner School of Cosmetology in Salzburg and received a diploma in facial treatment, decorative make-up, manicure and body massage. She soon began doing fashion shows and photo layouts. Danning made her film debut as Lorelei in Komm nur, mein liebstes Vögelein (1968). She next portrayed Kriemhild in The Long Swift Sword of Siegfried (1971). Sybil studied for three years with noted Munich drama coach Anne-Marie Hanschke. Sybil made memorable appearances in such mainstream features as Bluebeard (1972), The Three Musketeers (1973), Crossed Swords (1977) and The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979). She also continued to act in such enjoyably lowbrow exploitation items as Naughty Nymphs (1972), Das Mädchen mit der heißen Masche (1972) and Cat in the Cage (1978). Danning was especially excellent and impressive as the fierce Valkyrie warrior Saint-Exmin in the science-fiction cult classic Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). Other notable roles are tough prison inmate Ericka in the babes-behind-bars classic Chained Heat (1983), a formidable female swordfighter in I sette magnifici gladiatori (1983), wicked werewolf queen Stirba in Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985), a cunning femme fatale English professor in They're Playing with Fire (1984), the Queen of the Moon in the hilarious Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), the strict Warden Sutter in the amusing chicks-in-chains parody Reform School Girls (1986), an alien queen in The Phantom Empire (1988) and a rugged lady bounty hunter in L.A. Bounty (1989). Sybil has done guest spots on the television series Vega$ (1978), Simon & Simon (1981), V (1984), Masquerade (1983), The Fall Guy (1981), The Hitchhiker (1983), Street Hawk (1985) and Superboy (1988). She did a ten-page pictorial for the August 1983 issue of "Playboy". Outside of acting, Danning has also worked on several movies as a producer and wrote the story for "L.A. Bounty". After a regrettably lengthy absence from acting, Sybil Danning has made a welcome comeback by appearing as an evil Nazi villainess in the "Werewolf Women of the SS" mock trailer for Grindhouse (2007) and a nurse in Rob Zombie's remake Halloween (2007).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

Horst Lasse (1991 - present)

Trade Mark (4)

Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Voluptuous figure
Deep sultry voice

Trivia (8)

Was considered for the lead female role in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983), which went to Maud Adams.
From 2002 to 2003, Danning was a shareholder of the German ice hockey club SC Riessersee. As the first ever female co-owner of a German hockey team, she brought in three American players to the team, and saw the team return to the Vice Championship.
President and Chief Operating Officer of "Adventuress Productions", the company she founded in 1989 with S.C. Dacy and Robert P. Palazzo.
Has appeared with Raquel Welch in four films: Bluebeard (1972), The Three Musketeers (1973), The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974) and Crossed Swords (1977).
Hosted her own collection of 26 action adventure films that bear the title "Sybil Danning's Adventure Video" for the USA Home Video company. She appeared in the beginning, with campy one-liners, introduced the video, and returned in the ending to wrap it up.
Was awarded the Golden Scroll Award of Merit for her role as the Valkyrie warrior Saint-Exmin in the space opera Battle Beyond the Stars (1980).
Very good friends with producer Gale Anne Hurd.

Personal Quotes (5)

What I am is the new dream girl - one who has both body and intelligence.
I love playing women who are not ashamed to be strong. There are many of us out there, you know, and we would love to see more of us on the screen.
I have a tendency to play larger-than-life figures, which is good. I would never want to play a nurse or a housewife. You can see those people in everyday life. How boring!
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.
[When asked about her sex appeal and how she might have used it to her advantage in her career] I never really thought of myself as being that sexy; my thinking has always been that every woman is sexy! My manager really thought I could look attractive and sexy, while at the same time carrying a gun on screen. I could be convincing, and have the sexuality and toughness intermixed, which is a great combination. I worked in European films at first, which are naturally much more sexual in nature, so I was already comfortable with playing those roles when I started in Hollywood.

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