THE 100 MOST PROLIFIC ACTORS IN PEPLUM MOVIES

by PeplumParadise | created - 06 Sep 2013 | updated - 04 Sep 2016 | Public

This is a list of actors who have appeared in more peplum / historical movies than any others, starting with the actor who appeared in the most films and including any known credits missing from their IMDb pages.

It's actually a top 122, since I've added a number of actors since I created the list, and there are 14 actors tied at 109= with 14 peplum performances each including Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott - and I couldn't leave them off!

This is a companion list to my "PEPLUM PARADISE" lists of peplum / historical film titles, [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/9zpI-Wdt6pU/[/link]

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I will be moving actors up and down the list as uncredited performances are discovered. If you can think of any actors I have omitted then please let me know.

1. Nerio Bernardi

Actor | Zorro e i tre moschettieri

Nerio Bernardi was born on July 23, 1899 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was an actor, known for Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963), Invasion 1700 (1962) and The Lost One (1947). He died on January 12, 1971 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known Peplum appearances: 67

Titles missing from his IMDb page include CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1959) THE CENTURION (1961)

2. Nello Pazzafini

Actor | L'arciere di fuoco

Nello Pazzafini was born on May 15, 1934 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Giovanni Pazzafini. He is known for his work on Long Live Robin Hood (1971), Carambola (1974) and Cry of Death (1968). He died on November 27, 1997 in Ostia, Rome.

Known Peplum appearances: 63

Titles missing from his IMDb page include GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS (1959) THE QUEEN OF THE PIRATES (1960) THE BACCHANTES (1961) REVENGE OF URSUS (1961) URSUS IN THE LAND OF FIRE (1963) SPARTACUS AND THE TEN GLADIATORS (1964) REVOLT OF THE BARBARIANS (1964)

3. Ugo Sasso

Actor | Gli amori di Manon Lescaut

Ugo Sasso was born on March 23, 1910 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. He is an actor, known for The Lovers of Manon Lescout (1954), Cavalcata d'eroi (1950) and The Night They Killed Rasputin (1960).

Known peplum appearances: 60

Titles missing from his IMDb page include ATTACK OF THE MOORS (1959) MORGAN THE PIRATE (1960)

Mis-credits on IMDb Ugo is not in SPARTACUS AND THE TEN GLADIATORS (1964)

4. Franco Fantasia

Actor | Ercole contro i figli del sole

Franco Fantasia was born on March 5, 1924 in Rhodes, Italy. He is known for his work on Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun (1964), D'Artagnan contro i 3 moschettieri (1963) and The Black Corsair (1976). He died on November 10, 2002 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 59

Titles missing from Franco's IMDb page include: THE PIRATES OF CAPRI (1949)

5. Amedeo Trilli

Actor | C'è un fantasma nel castello

Amedeo Trilli was born on July 9, 1906 in Ronciglione, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for C'è un fantasma nel castello (1942), Mare (1940) and Gladiator of Rome (1962). He died on November 30, 1971 in Rome, Lazio.

Known peplum appearances: 53

Titles missing from Amedeo's IMDb page include: APHRODITE, GODDESS OF LOVE (1958) CAPTAIN FALCON (1958) THE BLACK ARCHER (1959) THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965)

6. Carlo Tamberlani

Actor | Parsifal

Carlo Tamberlani was born on March 11, 1899 in Salice Salentino, Puglia, Italy as Francesco Paolo Carlo Tamberlani. He was an actor and director, known for The Evil Forest (1951), The Conspiracy of the Crazy (1941) and Constantine and the Cross (1961). He died on August 5, 1980 in Subiaco, Lazio, ...

Known peplum appearances: 46

Mis-credits on IMDb: Carlo is not in CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS (1961)

7. Enzo Fiermonte

Actor | Fra' Diavolo

Enzo Fiermonte was born on July 17, 1908 in Bari, Puglia, Italy as Vincenzo Fiermonte. He was an actor and writer, known for The Adventures of Fra Diavolo (1942), Merchant of Slaves (1942) and Romeo and Juliet (1954). He was married to Madeleine Astor and Tosca Manetti. He died on March 22, 1993 in...

Known peplum appearances: 45

8. Andrea Aureli

Actor | Gli amori di Ercole

Andrea Aureli was born on March 5, 1923 in Terni, Umbria, Italy. He was an actor and production manager, known for The Loves of Hercules (1960), Hercules and the Black Pirates (1964) and La spada e la croce (1958). He died on November 5, 2007 in Rome, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 41

Known peplum appearances: 40

Titles missing from Amerigo's IMDb page include: QUO VADIS (1951) CROSSED SWORDS (1954) THE DEVIL'S CAVALIERS (1958) PIRATE OF THE BLACK HAWK (1958) IL CONTE DI MATERA (1958) THE LOVES OF HERCULES (1960) THE MINOTAUR (1960) CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1960) TERROR OF THE RED MASK (1960) MORGAN THE PIRATE (1960) CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS (1961) BARABBAS (1961) RAGE OF THE BUCCANEERS (1961) HERCULES CONQUERS ATLANTIS (1961) REVENGE OF URSUS (1961) FRANCIS OF ASSISI (1961) VULCAN, SON OF JUPITER (1962) VENUS AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES (1962) THE BLACK INVADERS (1962) GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON (1963) TOTO E CLEOPATRA (1963) TERROR OF THE STEPPES (1964) SAMSON IN KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1964) REVENGE OF THE CRUSADER (1964) REVOLT OF THE PRAETORIANS (1964) THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965) THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1966) UNTAMEABLE ANGELIQUE (1967)

10. Veriano Ginesi

Actor | Häschen in der Grube

Veriano Ginesi is an actor, known for Rabbit in the Pit (1969), Dog's Heart (1976) and Tre nel mille (1971).

Known peplum appearances: 38

Titles missing from Veriano's IMDb page include: TWO NIGHTS WITH CLEOPATRA (1954) APHRODITE, GODDESS OF LOVE (1958) THE PIRATE AND THE SLAVE GIRL (1959) SIEGE OF SYRACUSE (1959) ATTACK OF THE MOORS (1959) THE BLACK ARCHER (1959) THE MINOTAUR (1960) SAMSON AND THE 7 MIRACLES OF THE WORLD (1961) HERCULES AGAINST THE MONGOLS (1963) THE LION OF THEBES (1964) THE BIBLE.., IN THE BEGINNING (1964) SEVEN SLAVES AGAINST THE WORLD (1964) SEVEN REBEL GLADIATORS (1965) THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965) THE FALCON OF THE DESERT (1965) FOR LOVE AND GOLD (1966) UNTAMEABLE ANGELIQUE (1967) LUCREZIA GIOVANE (1974)

11. Livio Lorenzon

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Livio Lorenzon was born on May 6, 1923 in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963) and Tharus, Son of Attila (1962). He died on December 23, 1971 in Latisana, Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Known peplum appearances: 38

12. Paul Muller

Actor | Il corsaro della mezzaluna

Paul Muller was born on March 11, 1923 in Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland as Paul Konrad Muller. He is an actor, known for Pirate of the Half Moon (1957), The Arena (1974) and Eugénie (1973).

Known peplum appearances: 37

13. Nazzareno Zamperla

Cutthroat Island

Nazzareno Zamperla was born on April 25, 1937 in Treviso, Veneto, Italy. He is known for his work on Cutthroat Island (1995), Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963) and Tough Guys (1974). He died on March 19, 2020 in Rome, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 37

Titles missing from Nazzareno's IMDb page include: THE VIOLENT PATRIOT (1956) KNIGHT OF THE BLACK SWORD (1956) THE GIANT OF MARATHON (1959) MORGAN THE PIRATE (1960) THE GIANTS OF THESSALY (1960) THE MINOTAUR (1960) HERCULES AND THE BLACK PIRATE (1964)

14. Cüneyt Arkin

Actor | Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam

Fahrettin Cüreklibatir (born 7 September 1937), better known by his stage name Cüneyt Arkin, is a Turkish film actor, director, and producer. Having starred in somewhere around 250 movies and also TV series, he is widely considered as one of the most prominent Turkish actors of all time. His films ...

Known Peplum Appearances: 36

15. Nando Tamberlani

Actor | Malombra

Nando Tamberlani was born on January 15, 1896 in Campi Salentino, Italy as Ferdinando Tamberlani. He was an actor, known for Malombra (1942), La spada e la croce (1958) and The Trojan Horse (1961). He was married to Elena Wronowska. He died on May 11, 1967 in Milan, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 35

Titles missing from his IMDb page include: PIA OF PTOLEMY (1958) CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS (1961)

16. Fedele Gentile

Actor | Il magnifico gladiatore

Fedele Gentile was born on January 28, 1908 in Montenero di Bissaccia, Italy. He is an actor and production manager, known for The Magnificent Gladiator (1964), Caesar Against the Pirates (1962) and The Vengeance of Ursus (1961).

Known peplum appearances: 34

Titles missing from Fedele's IMDb page include: BRENNUS, ENEMY OF ROME (1963, credited as Roland Gray)

17. Mimmo Palmara

Actor | I dieci gladiatori

Mimmo Palmara was born on July 25, 1928 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy as Domenico Palmara. He is known for his work on The Ten Gladiators (1963), Tharus, Son of Attila (1962) and Hercules (1958). He died on June 10, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 34

Titles missing from Mimmo's IMDb page include: THE QUEEN OF SHEBA (1952) SINS OF ROME (1953)

18. Massimo Serato

Actor | Don't Look Now

Massimo Serato was born on May 31, 1916 in Oderzo, Veneto, Italy as Giuseppe Segato. He was an actor, known for Don't Look Now (1973), The Humanoid (1979) and Outcry (1946). He died on December 22, 1989 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 34

19. Ignazio Balsamo

Actor | Jolanda la figlia del corsaro nero

Ignazio Balsamo was born on October 25, 1912 in Catania, Sicily, Italy. He is known for his work on Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair (1953), The Three Pirates (1952) and In the Name of the Law (1949). He died on August 7, 1994 in Catania.

Known peplum appearances: 33

Titles missing from Ignazio's IMDb page include THE CENTURION (1961) CORIOLANUS: HERO WITHOUT A COUNTRY (1964)

20. Loris Gizzi

Actor | Rigoletto e la sua tragedia

Loris Gizzi was born on August 16, 1899 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Loris Maria Gizzi. He is known for his work on Rigoletto e la sua tragedia (1956), The Genius and the Nightingale (1943) and La sonnambula (1941). He died on October 6, 1986 in Rome.

Known peplum appearances: 33

Titles missing from Loris's IMDb page include: SHIP OF CONDEMNED WOMEN (1953)

21. Raf Baldassarre

Actor | Il grande silenzio

Raf Baldassarre was born on January 17, 1932 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Raffaele Baldassarre. He was an actor, known for The Great Silence (1968), Our Man in Jamaica (1965) and The Giants of Thessaly (1960). He died on January 17, 1995 in Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 32

Titles missing from Raf's IMDb page include: SWORD WITHOUT A COUNTRY (1961)

22. Mimmo Poli

Actor | Le avventure di Mary Read

Mimmo Poli was born in 1922 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Domenico Poli. He was an actor, known for Queen of the Seas (1961), The Prisoner of the Iron Mask (1961) and Hercules the Avenger (1965). He died on April 4, 1986 in Rome.

Known peplum appearances: 32

Titles missing from Mimmo's IMDb page include: ATTACK OF THE MOORS (1959) TIBERIUS (1960) BARABBAS (1961) FRANCIS OF ASSISI (1961) THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965)

23. Dara Singh

Actor | Kal Ho Naa Ho

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Known peplum appearances: 32

24. Pietro Tordi

Actor | Quo Vadis

Pietro Tordi was born on July 12, 1906 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He was an actor, known for Quo Vadis (1951), Figaro qua, Figaro là (1950) and The Giants of Thessaly (1960). He died in 1990.

Known peplum appearances: 32

25. Pietro Ceccarelli

Actor | Der Name der Rose

Pietro Ceccarelli was born on January 26, 1934 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on The Name of the Rose (1986), Cleopatra's Daughter (1960) and The Arena (1974).

Known peplum appearances: 31

Titles missing from Pietro's IMDb page include: APHRODITE, GODDESS OF LOVE (1958) GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS (1959) THE MINOTAUR (1960) SCIPIO THE AFRICAN (1971)

26. Andrea Fantasia

Actor | Ercole sfida Sansone

Andrea Fantasia is known for his work on Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963), Hercules (1958) and The Centurion (1961).

Known peplum appearances: 31

Titles missing from Andrea's IMDb page include: ATTACK OF THE MOORS (1959) SWORDSMAN OF SIENA (1962) ZORRO AT THE COURT OF SPAIN (1962) THE EXECUTIONER OF VENICE (1963) CHALLENGE OF THE GLADIATOR (1965)

27. Piero Pastore

Actor | Golia e il cavaliere mascherato

Piero Pastore was born on March 3, 1903 in Padua, Veneto, Italy. He was an actor, known for Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963), Acciaio (1933) and Queen of the Seas (1961). He died on January 8, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 31

Titles missing from Piero's IMDb page include: REVENGE OF URSUS (1961) TOTO AND CLEOPATRA (1963)

28. Gianni Solaro

Actor | La sfida dei giganti

Gianni Solaro was born as Gianni Lorenzon. He is known for his work on Hercules the Avenger (1965), Messalina vs. the Son of Hercules (1964) and Anna Karenina (1974).

Known peplum appearances: 31

Titles missing from Gianni's IMDb page include: JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN (1960) SEVEN SLAVES AGAINST THE WORLD (1964)

29. Fortunato Arena

Actor | I due superpiedi quasi piatti

Fortunato Arena was born on May 23, 1922 in Calabria, Italy. He is known for his work on Crime Busters (1977), Hero of Rome (1964) and Brothers Till We Die (1978). He died on March 7, 1994.

Known peplum appearances: 30

Titles missing from Fortunato's IMDb page include: NERO'S MISTRESS (1956) IL CONTE DI MATERA (1958) THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1966)

30. Giulio Battiferri

Actor | Giù la testa

Giulio Battiferri was born on July 15, 1893 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Duck You Sucker (1971), Rage of the Buccaneers (1961) and La spada e la croce (1958). He was married to Pina Piovani. He died on January 22, 1973 in Rome.

Known peplum appearances: 30

Titles missing from Giulio's IMDb page include: TOTO AND CLEOPATRA (1963)

31. Piero Lulli

Actor | La rivolta dei pretoriani

Piero Lulli was born on February 1, 1923 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Revolt of the Pretorians (1964), Fury of Achilles (1962) and My Name Is Nobody (1973). He died on June 23, 1991 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances; 30

32. Sal Borgese

Actor | Il corsaro nero

Sal Borgese was born on March 5, 1937 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Salvatore Borgese. He is known for his work on The Black Corsair (1976), Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981) and If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968).

Known peplum appearances: 29

Titles missing from Sal's IMDb page include: MY SON, THE HERO (1962) THE EXECUTIONER OF VENICE (1963) THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (1964) REVOLT OF THE BARBARIANS (1964)

33. Renato Terra

Actor | Il re di Poggioreale

Renato Terra, formally Renato Caizi, was born in Naples to a poor family. He found a great interest in acting, and by hanging around Cinecitta in Rome he eventually found odd jobs in films, he then changed his professional acting name to Terra. His unfortunate event came at the peak of his career ...

Known peplum appearances: 29

34. Gianna Maria Canale

Actress | Le chevalier de Pardaillan

Gianna Maria Canale was born on September 12, 1927 in Reggio di Calabria, Calabria, Italy. She was an actress, known for Clash of Steel (1962), Theodora, Slave Empress (1954) and Dead Woman's Kiss (1949). She was married to Riccardo Freda. She died on February 13, 2009 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 28

The highest ranking actress on the list

35. Antonio Corevi

Actor | The Last Man on Earth

Antonio Corevi is an actor, known for The Last Man on Earth (1964), Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963) and Robin Hood and the Pirates (1960).

Known peplum appearances: 28

Titles missing from Antonio's IMDb page include: FABIOLA (1949) MESSALINA IMPERIAL VENUS (1959) THE LOVES OF HERCULES (1960) THE MINOTAUR (1960) SODOM AND GOMORRAH (1961) THE CENTURION (1961) PONTIUS PILATE (1961) QUEEN OF THE SEAS (1961) GLADIATOR OF ROME (1962) SWORDSMAN OF SIENA (1962) CATHERINE OF RUSSIA (1963) SIGN OF ZORRO (1963) THE TWO GLADIATORS (1964) THE REVENGE OF THE CRUSADER (1964) REVOLT OF THE PRAETORIANS (1964)

36. Arturo Dominici

Actor | Le fatiche di Ercole

Arturo Dominici was born on January 2, 1918 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is known for his work on Hercules (1958), Seven Seas to Calais (1962) and Conquest of Mycene (1963). He was married to Liana Dodoja and Irene Quattrini. He died on September 7, 1992 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 28

Titles missing from his IMDb page include: MARY MAGDALENE (1958) SIGN OF THE GLADIATOR (1959) HANNIBAL (1959) CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1960) BARABBAS (1961)

37. Furio Meniconi

Actor | Profondo rosso

Furio Meniconi was born on February 22, 1924 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor, known for Deep Red (1975), Duck You Sucker (1971) and Vulcan, Son of Jupiter (1962). He died on December 12, 1981 in Rome.

Known peplum appearances: 28

Titles missing from Furio's IMDb page include: BEN-HUR (1959)

38. Tullio Altamura

Actor | Ursus gladiatore ribelle

Tullio Altamura was born on July 18, 1924 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on Rebel Gladiators (1962), Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964) and Poppea's Hot Nights (1969).

Known peplum appearances: 27

39. Giovanni Cianfriglia

Actor | La sfida dei giganti

Giovanni Cianfriglia was born on April 5, 1935 in Anzio, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Hercules the Avenger (1965), The Jewel of the Nile (1985) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).

Known peplum appearances: 27

Titles missing from his IMDb page include: CAPTAIN FALCON (1958) THE GIANT OF MARATHON (1959) GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES (1961) SCIPIO THE AFRICAN (1971)

40. Aldo Pini

Actor | Il conquistatore d'Oriente

Aldo Pini was born on April 6, 1909 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Conqueror of the Orient (1960), The Night of the Great Attack (1959) and The Warrior Empress (1960). He died on February 11, 1990 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna.

Known peplum appearances: 26

Titles missing from Aldo's IMDb page include: FRANCIS OF ASSISI (1961) THE FALL OF ROME (1963)

41. Carla Calò

Actress | Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie

Carla Calò was born on September 21, 1926 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. She is known for her work on Caesar the Conqueror (1962), Poppea's Hot Nights (1969) and Goliath and the Dragon (1960). She died on December 29, 2019 in Forano, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 25

42. Guido Celano

Director | Giurò... e li uccise ad uno ad uno... Piluk il timido

Guido Celano was born on April 19, 1904 in Francavilla al Mare, Abruzzo, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for Piluk, the Timid One (1968), The Life of Giuseppe Verdi (1938) and Journey to the Lost City (1960). He was married to Tina Xeo. He died on March 7, 1988 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 25

43. Alberto Farnese

Actor | I due gladiatori

Alberto Farnese was born on June 3, 1926 in Palombara Sabina, Lazio, Italy as Alberto Quaglini. He was an actor, known for The Two Gladiators (1964), Sandokan alla riscossa (1964) and Nobody's Children (1951). He died on June 2, 1996 in Rome, Lazio.

Known peplum appearances: 25

44. Emilio Messina

Stunts | Orca

Emilio Messina was born on February 24, 1936 in Casablanca, Morocco. He is known for his work on Orca (1977), SuperSeven Calling Cairo (1965) and Even Angels Eat Beans (1973). He died on April 21, 2007 in Venice, Florida, USA.

Known peplum appearances: 25

Titles missing from Emilio's IMDb page include: TARTAR INVASION (1961) THE REBEL GLADIATOR (1962) GLADIATOR OF ROME (1962) THE LION OF THEBES (1964) THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (1964) CORIOLANUS: HERO WITHOUT A COUNTRY (1964) FALCON OF THE DESERT (1965) THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1966) HELEN, YES..., HELEN OF TROY (1973)

45. Carlo Ninchi

Actor | Costantino il grande

Carlo Ninchi was born on May 31, 1896 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on Constantine and the Cross (1961), Marco Visconti (1941) and Cavalleria rusticana (1939). He died on April 27, 1974 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 25

46. Nando Angelini

Actor | A 001: operazione Giamaica

Nando Angelini was born on August 17, 1933 in Monteprandone, Marche, Italy as Ferdinando Angelini. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Our Man in Jamaica (1965), Caesar Against the Pirates (1962) and SuperSeven Calling Cairo (1965). He died on August 7, 2020.

Known peplum appearances: 24

47. Andrea Scotti

Actor | Teseo contro il minotauro

Andrea Scotti was born on August 27, 1931 in Naples, Italy. He is an actor, known for The Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (1960), The Loves of Hercules (1960) and Helen, Yes... Helen of Troy (1973).

Known peplum appearances: 24

Titles missing from Andrea's IMDb page include: HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961)

48. Bruno Ariè

Stunts | Io monaca... per tre carogne e sette peccatrici

Bruno Ariè is known for his work on The Big Bust-Out (1972), Tartar Invasion (1961) and Gambling City (1975).

Known peplum appearances: 23

Titles missing from Bruno's IMDb page include: TERROR OF THE RED MASK (1960) THE MINOTAUR (1960) CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS (1961) RAGE OF THE BUCCANEERS (1961) REVENGE OF URSUS (1961) TIGER OF THE SEVEN SEAS (1962) THE EXECUTIONER OF VENICE (1963) MASK OF THE MUSKETEERS (1963) MESSALINA AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES (1964) TOTO CONTRO IL PIRATA NERO (1964) ZENABEL (1969)

49. Giulio Donnini

Actor | Sigfrido

Giulio Donnini was born on February 17, 1924 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is an actor, known for Sigfrido (1957), Johnny Stecchino (1991) and O.K. Nero (1951).

Known peplum appearances: 23

Titles missing from Giulio's IMDb page include: CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1960) THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965)

50. José Jaspe

Actor | La Venere dei pirati

José Jaspe was born on August 10, 1906 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as José Jaspe Rivas. He was an actor, known for The Queen of the Pirates (1960), The Night of the Great Attack (1959) and Capitani di ventura (1961). He was married to Mercedes Vecino. He died on June 5, 1974 in Becerril, Spain.

Known peplum appearances: 23

Titles missing from Jose's IMDb page include: DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA (1947) TRIUMPH OF THE TEN GLADIATORS (1964) THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (1964)

51. Folco Lulli

Actor | I compagni

Folco Lulli was born on July 3, 1912 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for The Organizer (1963), The Wages of Fear (1953) and The Tartars (1961). He died on May 23, 1970 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances; 23

Titles missing from Folco's IMDb page include: COLOSSUS AND THE AMAZON QUEEN (1960)

Mis-credits on IMDb: Folco is not in REVENGE OF THE MUSKETEERS (1963)

52. Cesare Fantoni

Actor | Gli amori di Ercole

Cesare Fantoni was born on February 1, 1905 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on The Loves of Hercules (1960), Revenge of the Barbarians (1960) and Sant'Elena, piccola isola (1943). He was married to Afra Arrigoni Fantoni. He died on January 15, 1963 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 22

Titles missing from Cesare's IMDb page include: THE QUEEN OF SHEBA (1952)

53. Rosalba Neri

Actress | Esther and the King

She won a beauty pageant and attended il Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (The Center for Experimental Cinematography). In 1956, she received an offer to go to Hollywood and attend the Actor's Studio but didn't take the offer for undisclosed reasons.

She began her film career at the age of 15 ...

Known peplum appearances: 22

Titles missing from Rosalba's IMDb page include: THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965)

Mis-credits on IMDb: Rosalba is not in HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961), despite appearing in the European credits

54. Philippe Hersent

Actor | Anno 79: La distruzione di Ercolano

Philippe Hersent was born on July 26, 1908 in Ecommoy, Sarthe, France as Bernard Marcel Godefroy Auguste Koevoets. He is known for his work on Anno 79: La distruzione di Ercolano (1962), Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966) and From the Orient with Fury (1965). He was married to Célina Cély and ...

Known peplum appearances: 21

55. Aldo Bufi Landi

Actor | Third Person

Aldo Bufi Landi was born on April 7, 1923 in Naples, Italy. He is known for his work on Third Person (2013), The Swindlers (1959) and Don Chisciotte and Sancio Panza (1968). He was married to Clara Bindi. He died on February 2, 2016 in Naples.

Known peplum appearances: 21

56. Gordon Mitchell

Actor | Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi

Tall, massively built, imposing-looking blond Gordon Mitchell (early on dubbed the "The Bronze Giant") was one of those perfectly developed bodybuilders who jumped on the Steve Reeves bandwagon and hightailed it to Italy to seek movie stardom as a Herculean strongman. Born Charles Allen Pendleton ...

Known peplum appearances: 21

57. Moira Orfei

Actress | Zorro contro Maciste

Her parents were Riccardo Orfei - the clown Bigolon - and Violetta Arata - a Circus star, so Miranda Orfei's entire life was lived in a circus. A simple, yet charismatic girl, full of energy, she started working in one herself: horse rider, trapeze artist, and acrobat. Since 1962, she started her ...

Known peplum appearances: 21

58. Pietro Torrisi

Actor | Popeye

Pietro Torrisi was born on January 20, 1940 in Catania, Italy. He is known for his work on Popeye (1980), Casanova (2005) and The Arena (1974).

Known peplum appearances: 21

59. Mino Doro

Actor | La dolce vita

Mino Doro was born on May 6, 1903 in Venice, Veneto, Italy as Ermino Napoleone Doro di Costa di Vernassino. He was an actor, known for La Dolce Vita (1960), (1963) and Una notte dopo l'opera (1942). He died on May 12, 2006 in Bellagio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 20

60. Attilio Dottesio

Actor | I vecchi e i giovani

Attilio Dottesio started his career as a stage actor. The training he had received there made him more serious, diligent and precise than most actors working in the movie business at the time would normally be and made him a highly valued supporting actor. He is said to have been a very gentle ...

Known peplum appearances: 20

61. Charlton Heston

Actor | Ben-Hur

With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ...

Known peplum appearances: 20

62. Ettore Manni

Actor | Roma contro Roma

Dark, rugged and exceedingly good-looking, Italian actor Ettore Manni was a familiar presence in Neopolitan romancers and costumers. He also gave added stature to a number of peplum films and spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. On screen from 1952, he appeared in over 100 films in his close to ...

Known peplum appearances: 20

63. Daniele Vargas

Actor | L'invincibile cavaliere mascherato

Daniele Vargas was born on April 20, 1922 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Daniele Pitani. He was an actor, known for Invincible Masked Rider (1963), The Giant of Marathon (1959) and The Arena (1974). He died on January 7, 1992 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 20

Titles missing from Daniele's IMDb page include: THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965)

64. Andrea Bosic

Actor | Romolo e Remo

Andrea Bosic was born on July 15, 1919 in Gomilsko, Maribor, Yugoslavia. He was an actor, known for Duel of the Titans (1961), Danger: Diabolik (1968) and Sandokan the Great (1963). He died on January 9, 2012 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 19

65. Mirko Ellis

Actor | Buffalo Bill, l'eroe del far west

Mirko Ellis was born on September 4, 1923 in Locarno, Switzerland as Mirko Loy Dona Alessandro Korcinsky. He was an actor, known for Buffalo Bill (1964), The Ten Gladiators (1963) and The Revolt of the Pretorians (1964). He was married to Ester Masing. He died on September 11, 2014 in Alghero, ...

Known peplum appearances: 19

66. Mario Feliciani

Actor | David Copperfield

Mario Feliciani was born on March 12, 1918 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is known for his work on David Copperfield (1965), Ottocento (1959) and Paese senza pace (1946). He was married to Giuliana Pogliani and Vittoria Martello. He died on July 11, 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.

Known peplum appearances: 19

67. Arnoldo Foà

Actor | I tartari

Arnoldo Foà was born on January 24, 1916 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on The Tartars (1961), Up (2009) and Lucretia Borgia (1953). He was married to Annamaria Procaccini. He died on January 11, 2014 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 19

Mis-credits on IMDb: Arnoldo is NOT in CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1960)

68. Mario Petri

Actor | L'ira di Achille

Mario Petri was born on January 21, 1922 in Perugia, Umbria, Italy as Mario Pezzetta. He was an actor, known for Fury of Achilles (1962), The Secret Mark of D'Artagnan (1962) and Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961). He died on January 26, 1985 in Città della Pieve, Umbria.

Known peplum appearances: 19

Mario is the only actor on the list whose CV is made up entirely of peplum and historical titles.

69. Vladimiro Picciafuochi

Actor | Il duca nero

Vladimiro Picciafuochi is an actor, known for The Black Duke (1963), Duello nella Sila (1962) and The Revenge of Ivanhoe (1965).

Known peplum appearances: 19

Titles missing from Vladimiro's IMDb page include: PIA OF PTOLEMY (1958) THE PIRATE AND THE SLAVE GIRL (1959) BEN-HUR (1959) HANNIBAL (1959) ESTHER AND THE KING (1960) GLADIATOR OF ROME (1962) CAESAR THE CONQUEROR (1962) DUEL OF FIRE (1962) SLAVE QUEEN OF BABYLON (1962) DAMON AND PYTHIAS (1962) A QUEEN FOR CAESAR (1962) SIGN OF ZORRO (1963) TYRANT OF LYDIA AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES (1963)

70. Luigi Tosi

Actor | Tombolo, paradiso nero

Luigi Tosi was born on July 15, 1915 in Verona, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for Tombolo (1947), The Stone Forest (1965) and City of Pain (1949). He died on March 12, 1989 in Rome, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 19

71. Orson Welles

Actor | Citizen Kane

His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was six) he traveled the world with his father. He was orphaned at 15 after his father's death and became the ward of Dr. ...

Known peplum appearances: 19

72. Calisto Calisti

Actor | Maciste, l'eroe più grande del mondo

Calisto Calisti was born on August 6, 1934 in Macerata, Marche, Italy. He is an actor, known for Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963), Il trionfo di Maciste (1961) and Colossus of the Arena (1962).

Known peplum appearances: 18

Titles missing from Calisto's IMDb page include: CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1960) WHITE SLAVE SHIP (1961) MY SON, THE HERO (1962) THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965)

73. Alfio Caltabiano

Actor | Una spada per Brando

Alfio Caltabiano was born on July 17, 1932 in Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for A Sword for Brando (1970), The Hell Before Death (1968) and Bootleggers (1969). He died on June 23, 2007 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 18

Titles missing from Alfio's IMDb page include: PRINCE OF THE RED MASK (1955) CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1960) MY SON, THE HERO (1962)

74. Erno Crisa

Actor | Giulio Cesare contro i pirati

Erno Crisa was born on March 10, 1914 in Bizerte, French Protectorate of Tunisia as Ernesto Crisa. He was an actor, known for Caesar Against the Pirates (1962), Maciste contro lo sceicco (1962) and Caterina Sforza, la leonessa di Romagna (1959). He died on April 5, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 18

75. Gino Marturano

Actor | Le tigri di Mompracem

Gino Marturano was born on February 8, 1931 in Taranto, Puglia, Italy as Luigi Marturano. He is known for his work on Le tigri di Mompracem (1970), Year of the Gun (1991) and This Time I'll Make You Rich (1974).

Known peplum appearances: 18

Titles missing from Gino's IMDb page include: PIRATE OF THE BLACK HAWK (1958) THE PIRATE AND THE SLAVE GIRL (1959) THE QUEEN OF THE PIRATES (1960) GOLIATH AGAINST THE GIANTS (1961) CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS (1961) QUEEN OF THE NILE (1961) GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON (1963) THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965)

76. Edmund Purdom

Actor | Erode il grande

Edmund Purdom was born on December 19, 1924 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England as Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom. He is known for his work on Herod the Great (1959), The Egyptian (1954) and Pieces (1982). He was married to Vivienne Purdom, Linda Christian, Alicia Darr and Tita Phillips. He...

Known peplum appearances: 18

77. Fernando Rey

Actor | Tristana

Fernando Rey, the great Spanish movie actor primarily known in the United States for his role as "Frog One" in The French Connection (1971) and its sequel, was born Fernando Casado D'Arambillet on September 20 1917, in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, the son of Colonel Casado Veiga. Originally, the young...

Known peplum appearances: 18

78. Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Actor | The Last Man on Earth

Giacomo Rossi Stuart was born on August 25, 1925 in Todi, Umbria, Italy. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Last Man on Earth (1964), Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963) and War Between the Planets (1966). He was married to Klara Müller. He died on October 20, 1994 in Rome, ...

Known peplum appearances: 18

79. Gianni Rizzo

Actor | Der Name der Rose

Gianni Rizzo was born on April 5, 1924 in Brindisi, Puglia, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Name of the Rose (1986), Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963) and The Ten Gladiators (1963). He died on February 4, 1992 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 18

80. Giuseppe Addobbati

Actor | Il conformista

Giuseppe Addobbati (Makarska, December 31, 1909 - Rome, Jan. 4, 1986) was an Italian actor, best known for his great qualities of character. He lives for a long time in Trieste, where he devoted himself to theater. In the film debuted during the Fascist period interpreting a discreet important role...

Known peplum appearances: 17

81. Rik Battaglia

Actor | Orlando e i Paladini di Francia

Rik Battaglia was born on February 18, 1927 in Corbola, Veneto, Italy as Caterino Bertaglia. He was an actor, known for Roland the Mighty (1956), Esther and the King (1960) and Duck You Sucker (1971). He died on March 27, 2015 in Corbola.

Known peplum appearances: 17

82. Franco Balducci

Actor | I misteri della giungla nera

Franco Balducci was born on November 23, 1922 in Bettone, Perugia, Umbria, Italy. He was an actor, known for Mystery of the Black Jungle (1954), Death Rides a Horse (1967) and Romeo e Giulietta (1964). He died on June 7, 2001 in Bettona, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 17

Titles missing from Franco's IMDb page include PIA OF PTOLEMY (1958) CARTHAGE IN FLAMES (1960)

83. Massimo Girotti

Actor | Ultimo tango a Parigi

Manly, chiseled, exceedingly handsome, very agile Massimo Girotti was an engineering student and polo/swimming star before entering films in 1939. He began auspiciously in serious leads, most notably Roberto Rossellini's Desire (1946), Luchino Visconti's Obsession (1943) and Vittorio De Sica's La ...

Known peplum appearances: 17

84. Alberto Lupo

Actor | Il Leone di Tebe

Alberto Lupo was born on December 19, 1924 in Genoa, Italy as Alberto Zoboli. He is known for his work on The Lion of Thebes (1964), Le avventure di Nicola Nickleby (1958) and The Giant of Marathon (1959). He was married to Lyla Rocco. He died on August 13, 1984 in San Felice Circeo, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 17

85. Mario Novelli

Stunts | Exorcist: The Beginning

Mario Novelli was born on February 26, 1940 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), The Invincible Brothers Maciste (1964) and Rome 2033 - The Fighter Centurions (1984). He died on August 21, 2016.

Known Peplum Appearances: 17

Titles missing from Mario's IMDb page include: SODOM AND GOMORRAH (1961) FURY OF ACHILLES (1962) THE BLACK DUKE (1963) HERCULES AND THE BLACK PIRATE (1964) THE AVENGER OF VENICE (1964) SAMSON IN KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1964)

86. Franco Ressel

Actor | Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità

Franco Ressel was born on February 8, 1925 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Domenico Orabona. He was an actor, known for Trinity Is Still My Name (1971), Erik the Conqueror (1961) and The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974). He died on April 30, 1985 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 17

87. Howard Ross

Actor | Ercole, Sansone, Maciste e Ursus gli invincibili

Howard Ross was born on January 10, 1941 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Renato Rossini. He is an actor, known for Samson and the Mighty Challenge (1964), Zorro the Rebel (1966) and Helen, Yes... Helen of Troy (1973).

Known peplum appearances: 17

Titles missing from Howard's IMDb page include: THE GIANTS OF THESSALY (1960)

88. Bruno Scipioni

Actor | Gallowglass

Bruno Scipioni was born on July 29, 1934 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Mystery!: Gallowglass (1993), Romeo e Giulietta (1964) and Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963). He died on December 5, 2019 in Rome.

Known peplum appearances: 17

Titles missing from Bruno's IMDb page include: REVENGE OF THE CRUSADER (1964)

89. Gino Scotti

Actor | La scimitarra del saraceno

Gino Scotti is an actor, known for The Pirate and the Slave Girl (1959), La Gioconda (1958) and The Black Devil (1957).

Known peplum appearances: 17

Titles missing from Gino's IMDb page include: THE DRAGON'S BLOOD (1957) HERCULES UNCHAINED (1958) PIRATE OF THE BLACK HAWK (1958) THE BLACK ARCHER (1959) MIGHTY URSUS (1960) THE MINOTAUR (1960) PIRATES OF THE COAST (1960) CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS (1961)

90. Ivano Staccioli

Actor | La figlia del capitano

Ivano Staccioli was born on January 3, 1927 in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. He is known for his work on La figlia del capitano (1965), La donna di cuori (1969) and The Manipulator (1971). He died on July 15, 1995 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 17

Titles missing from Ivano's IMDb page include: IO, CATERINA (1957)

Mis-credits on IMDb Ivano is not in SPARTACUS AND THE TEN GLADIATORS (1964)

Known peplum appearances: 17

Titles missing from Giovanni's IMDb page include: SIGN OF THE GLADIATOR (1959) ATTACK OF THE MOORS (1959) THE BLACK ARCHER (1959) THE CENTURION (1961) BARABBAS (1961) MY SON, THE HERO (1962) SPARTACUS AND THE TEN GLADIATORS (1964)

92. Renato Baldini

Actor | Esther and the King

Renato Baldini was born on December 18, 1921 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor, known for Esther and the King (1960), The White Warrior (1959) and Cry of Death (1968). He died on July 5, 1995 in Rome.

Known peplum appearances: 16

93. Gino Cervi

Actor | Don Camillo

The son of Italian theatre critic Antonio Cervi, Gino Cervi was one of the most famous Italian actors, first on stage, then on screen and finally on television. He appeared in his first play in 1924, a year after his father's death. He won world fame with three movies directed by Alessandro Blasetti...

Known peplum appearances: 16

94. Sergio Ciani

Actor | Maciste e la regina di Samar

One of a load of ab-normal muscular men who stood on the Neopolitan pectoral pedestal during the sword-and-sandal craze of the early 1960s, Sergio Ciani was born in Italy and went by the aptly-named stage moniker "Alan Steel" while in the meat of his film career. Playing assorted mythological ...

Known peplum appearances: 16

Titles missing from Alan's IMDb page include: HEROD THE GREAT (1959)

95. Pierre Cressoy

Actor | Il prigioniero del re

Pierre Cressoy was born on March 25, 1924 in Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher, France. He was an actor, known for Il prigioniero del re (1954), Melodie immortali - Mascagni (1952) and The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi (1953). He died on October 31, 1980 in Gorbio, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Known peplum appearances: 16

96. Dina De Santis

Actress | Superseven chiama Cairo

Dina De Santis is an actress, known for SuperSeven Calling Cairo (1965), Queen of the Seas (1961) and Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963).

Known peplum appearance: 16

Titles missing from her IMDb page include: COLOSSUS AND THE AMAZON QUEEN (1960)

97. Giuliano Gemma

Actor | I giorni dell'ira

Giuliano Gemma was born in Rome on 2 September 1938, grew up in Reggio Emilia but returned to Rome with his parents in 1944. While he was playing on the grass he found a WW II bomb that exploded and today the signs of injury are still visible on his face. He played many sports in his life including...

Known peplum appearances: 16

98. Ignazio Leone

Actor | Totò e Cleopatra

Ignazio Leone was born on April 19, 1923 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He was an actor, known for Totò e Cleopatra (1963), Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963) and Caesar Against the Pirates (1962). He died on December 30, 1976 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy.

Known peplum appearances: 16

Titles missing from Ignazio's IMDb page include TOTO E CLEOPATRA (1963) - mis-credited to Ignazio Dolce

99. Germano Longo

Actor | La figlia del capitano

Germano Longo was born on May 24, 1933 in Poggiardo, Apulia, Italy as Mario Longo. He is known for his work on La figlia del capitano (1965), La vendetta di Spartacus (1964) and Sigfrido (1957).

Known peplum appearances: 16

100. Anthony Quinn

Actor | Alexis Zorbas

Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life ...

Known peplum appearances: 16



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