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Sylva Koscina (1933–1994)

Sylva Koscina was born on August 22, 1933 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia. She was an actress, known for Hercules (1958), Hercules Unchained (1959) and Lisa and the Devil (1973). She was married to Raimondo Castelli. She died on December 26, 1994 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »


(age 61) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Known For

Hercules Iole, Daugher of Pelias
Hercules Unchained
Hercules Unchained Iole, bride of Ercole
Lisa and the Devil
Lisa and the Devil Sophia Lehar
Man of Iron
Man of Iron Giulia Marcocci


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 1994 C'è Kim Novak al telefono
Enrico's Mother
 1992 Ricky & Barabba
Cristina Bonelli
 1991 L'odissea (TV Movie)
 1988 Una grande storia d'amore (TV Movie)
Eugenia Dossena
 1987 Rimini Rimini
Countess Rita-Engeneer Pedercini's Sister
 1984 ...e la vita continua (TV Mini-Series)
 1984 Die Nacht der vier Monde (special guest)
 1984 Cenerentola '80
Principessa Mafalda Gherardeschi
 1983 Mani di fata
Contessa Irene
 1983 Questo e quello
Dora (segment "Quello... col basco rosso")
 1981 Ace
Enrichetta Morgan
 1980 Sunday Lovers
Zaira (segment "Armando's Notebook")
 1977 Some Like It Cool
The Prefect's Wife
 1975 Dracula in the Provinces
Mariù - wife of Costante
 1975 The House of Exorcism
Sophia Lehar
 1974 Delitto d'autore
Milena Gottardi
 1974 The Student Connection
 1973 Lisa and the Devil
Sophia Lehar (as Silva Koscina)
 1973 Il tuo piacere è il mio
La moglie del tintore
 1972 To Kill in Silence
Madre di Valeria
 1972 The Italian Connection
 1972 Beati i ricchi
Contessa Tanzini
 1972 The Crimes of the Black Cat
Françoise Ballais
 1972 So Sweet, So Dead
Barbara Capuana
 1972 Nights of Boccaccio
 1971 No desearás la mujer del vecino
Susana (as Silvia Koscina)
 1971 The Manipulator
Barbara Hayland (as Silva Koscina)
 1971 Homo Eroticus
 1971 Les jambes en l'air
Favouille Grandblaise
 1971 The Great Swindle
 1971 Mazzabubù... quante corna stanno quaggiù?
La moglie del presentatore
 1971 Trittico
Sylvia, the Assistant
 1970 Ninì Tirabusciò, la donna che inventò la mossa
La baronessa di Valdarno
 1970 Hornets' Nest
 1970 The Modification
 1970 Vertigo for a Killer
 1969 He and She
 1969 Marquis de Sade's Justine
Marquise de Bressac
 1968 The Protagonists
 1968 A Lovely Way to Die
Rena Westabrook
 1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg
Countess Francesca De Montefiore
 1967 Johnny Banco
Laureen Moore
 1967 Deadlier Than the Male
 1967 Three Bites of the Apple
Carla Moretti
 1966 Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series)
- Le lièvre et la tortue (1966) ... Mia
 1966 A Ace and Four Queens
Dolores Arrabal
 1966 Monkey Money
 1966 Me, Me, Me... and the Others
The 'Star'
 1965 The Little Nuns
 1965 Made in Italy
Diana (segment "3 'La Donna', episode 3")
 1965 I soldi
 1965 Juliet of the Spirits
 1965 Thrilling
Paola (segment "L'autostrada del sole")
 1965 Il morbidone
 1965 That Man in Istanbul
 1965 The Double Bed
Giulietta / Peggy
 1965 The Dictator's Guns
Rae Osborne
 1964 Una storia di notte
 1964 Le grain de sable
Alexandra Fonseca
 1964 Love and Marriage (segment "Sabato 18 luglio")
 1964 Corpse for the Lady
Laura Guglielmetti
 1964 Let's Talk About Women
Reluctant Girl
 1964 Love in Four Dimensions
Irma, la moglie (segment "Amore e vita")
 1963 Judex
 1963 Il fornaretto di Venezia
Clemenza, Barbo's Wife
 1962 La salamandre d'or (uncredited)
 1962 Three Fables of Love
Mia (segment "Le lièvre et le tortue")
 1962 Swordsman of Siena
Orietta Arconti
 1962 Copacabana Palace
 1962 The Iron Mask
 1962 The Masseuses
 1962 Jessica
Nunzia Tuffi
 1962 I giacobini (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1962)
- Episode #1.2 (1962)
- Episode #1.1 (1962)
 1961 Blood Feud
 1960 Love, the Italian Way
 1960 Ravishing
Evelyne Cotteret
 1960 Mariti in pericolo
 1960 Le pillole di Ercole
Silvia, la moglie de Pasqui
 1960 Trapped by Fear
 1960 Siege of Syracuse
 1960 Genitori in blue-jeans
 1959 Le sorprese dell'amore
 1959 La cambiale
Odette Mercury
 1959 Uncle Was a Vampire
 1959 The Woman's Confidant
Maria Bonifati
 1959 Poveri milionari
 1959 Herod the Great (unconfirmed)
 1958 Totò nella luna
 1958 Love on the Riviera
Renata Morandi
 1958 Mogli pericolose
Tosca (as Silva Koscina)
 1958 Toto in Paris
Juliette Marchand
 1958 La Gerusalemme liberata
 1958 Giovani mariti
Mara Rossi Bandelli
 1958 Ladro lui, ladra lei
Cesira De Angelis
 1958 Non sono più Guaglione
 1957 The Innocent with Forty Children
Gina Lantois
 1957 Female Three Times
 1957 Guendalina
Francesca Redalli, madre di Guendalina
 1956 Michael Strogoff
Sangarre (as Silvia Koscina)
 1956 Man of Iron
Giulia Marcocci (as Silva)
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Other Works:

(1970s) Print ads: "Julia Grappa" alcohol

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 10 Pictorials | 138 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

S. Koscina | Silva Koscina | Silvia Koscina | Sylvia Koscina | Silva


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[on He and She (1969)] t was definitely the strangest and most sexy picture I've done up to now. I was very nervous at the beginning because I'm really a very shy person. Also, it was something new for me to shoot these kind of scenes. See more »


Since the early 1960s has invested most of her considerable salary from film work in a luxurious villa--in the well-to-do district of Marino, Rome--complete with 16th-century furniture and paintings. That lasted until her spending was overtaken by dwindling income and, in 1976, she had to face a tax evasion inquest, and was forced to sell her house.. See more »

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