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Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.


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The Great Tyrant
Concierge / Durand-Durand
Professor Ping
President of Earth
Captain Moon (as Veronique Vendell)
Giancarlo Cobelli ...
The Revolutionary
Serge Marquand ...
Captain Sun
Nino Musco ...
The General
Franco Gulà ...
The Suicide (scenesDeleted) (as Franco Gula)
Catherine Chevallier ...
Marie Therese Chevallier ...
Umberto Di Grazia ...
Sogo Citizen
Mark Hand
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Honey Autumn ...
Bald Handmaiden at Sogovian Court (uncredited)
Silvana Bacci ...
Girl in Sogo (uncredited)
Loriana Bartella ...
Sinister Sister (uncredited)
Marina Bartella ...
Sinister Sister (uncredited)
Diane Bond ...
Extra (uncredited)
Vita Borg ...
Sorceress (uncredited)
Chantal Cachin ...
Revolutionary (uncredited)
Carla Cassola ...
Bearded, Redhead Man (uncredited)
Tania de Paolis ...
Fabienne Fabre ...
The Tree Woman (uncredited)
Sergio Ferrero ...
The Great Tyrant's Messenger (uncredited)
Corinne Fontaine ...
Sadre Girodani ...
Gara Granda ...
Girl (uncredited)
Beatrice Lanscat ...
Katiuska Lanvin ...
Judith Matah ...
Janet McLeod ...
Girl in Sogo (uncredited)
Susan Moren ...
Slave Girl (uncredited)
Gabriella Morganti ...
María Teresa Orsini ...
Suicide Girl (uncredited)
Talitha Pol ...
Pipe-Smoking Girl (uncredited)
Fred Robsahm ...
Dildano's Assistant (uncredited)
Carla Rousso ...
Jean-Paul (uncredited)
Girl in Sogo (uncredited)
Tall Man at Party (uncredited)
Sogo Kidnapper (uncredited)
Barbara Winer ...

Directed by

Roger Vadim

Written by

Jean-Claude Forest ... (from the best seller "Barbarella" by) (as Jean Claude Forest)
Terry Southern ... (screenplay) and
Roger Vadim ... (screenplay)
Claude Brulé ... (in collaboration with) (as Claude Brule) and
Vittorio Bonicelli ... (in collaboration with) and
Clement Biddle Wood ... (in collaboration with) and
Brian Degas ... (in collaboration with) and
Tudor Gates ... (in collaboration with) and
Jean-Claude Forest ... (in collaboration with) (as Jean Claude Forest)
Charles B. Griffith ... (in collaboration with) (uncredited)

Produced by

Dino De Laurentiis ... producer
Henri Michaud ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by

Bob Crewe ... (music by)
Charles Fox ... (music by)

Cinematography by

Claude Renoir ... director of photography

Editing by

Victoria Mercanton

Casting By

Guidarino Guidi

Production Design by

Mario Garbuglia

Costume Design by

Jacques Fonteray
Paco Rabanne ... (as Paco Rabane)

Makeup Department

Amalia Paoletti ... hairdresser
Euclide Santoli ... makeup artist

Production Management

Roberto Cocco ... production manager
Guy Luongo ... production supervisor
Paul Hitchcock ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Alberto Cardone ... second unit director
Carlo Lastricati ... first assistant director
Tony Luraschi ... assistant director
Philippe Cocteau ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Umberto Campagna ... assistant art director
Jean-Claude Forest ... artistic consultant (as Jean Claude Forest)
Giorgio Hermann ... set dresser
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Robert McGinnis ... poster artist (uncredited)
Massimo Palmieri ... construction manager (uncredited)
Boris Vallejo ... poster designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

David Hildyard ... sound engineer
Primiano Muratori ... boom operator (uncredited)
Vittorio Trentino ... sound engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Gérard Cogan ... special animation effects (as Gerard Cogan)
Augie Lohman ... special effects supervisor (as August Lohman)
Thierry Vincens-Fargo ... special animation effects
Carlo De Marchis ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Carlo Rambaldi ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Charles Staffell ... optical effects


Patrizia Mannoia ... stunt double: Jane Fonda
Rico Lopez ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Nino Cristiani ... camera operator
Wladimir Ivanov ... camera operator: second unit (as Vladimir Ivanov)
Cristo Verrillo ... electrician
Alfonso Avincola ... still photographer (uncredited)
Francesco Brescini ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Gloria Musetta ... wardrobe supervisor (as Gloria Mussetta)

Music Department

Bob Crewe ... lyrics / music supervisor
Charles Fox ... conductor / lyrics
The Glitterhouse ... music performers: songs
Bob Crewe ... music performed by (uncredited)
Ronald Frangipane ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Suzanne Durrenberger ... continuity (as Suzanne Durramberger)

Additional Crew

Gaetano Marzachi ... production assistant
Maurice Binder ... titles designer (uncredited)
Pino Colizzi ... voice dubbing: John Phillip Law: Italian version (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo ... voice dubbing: Jane Fonda: Italian version (uncredited)
Bernie Grant ... voice dubbing: Ugo Tognazzi (uncredited)
Joan Greenwood ... voice dubbing: Anita Pallenberg (uncredited)
Robert Hossein ... voice dubbing: Ugo Tognazzi: French version (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello ... voice dubbing: David Hemmings: Italian version (uncredited)
Anna Miserocchi ... voice dubbing: Anita Pallenberg: Italian version (uncredited)
Lucilla Mussini ... production assistant (uncredited)
Alighiero Noschese ... voice dubbing: Italian version (uncredited)
Chuck Painter ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jean Richard ... voice dubbing: Milo O'Shea: French version (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... voice dubbing: Marcel Marceau (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi ... voice dubbing: Milo O'Shea: Italian version (uncredited)
Stefano Sibaldi ... voice dubbing: Marcel Marceau: Italian version (uncredited)
Bernard Tiphaine ... voice dubbing: John Phillip Law: French version (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... voice dubbing: David Hemmings: French version (uncredited)
Luigi Vannucchi ... voice dubbing: Claude Dauphin: Italian version (uncredited)


Paco Rabanne ... in the final sequence Barbarella's costume is inspired by ideas of (as Paco Rabane)
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Plot Summary

The year is 40,000. After peaceful floating in zero-gravity, astronaut Barbarella lands on the frozen planet Lythion and sets out to find renowned scientist Durand Durand in the City of Night, Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. She encounters such objects as the Excessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an expert artist of the keyboard--in this case, Durand Durand himself--can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who can make her fantasies take form in her Chamber of Dreams, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which dispenses Essence of Man through a poor victim struggling in its glass globe. The special-effects crew constantly impresses. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines Who gives up the pill? Who takes sex to outer space? Who's the girl of the 21st century? Who nearly dies of pleasure? Who seduces an angel? Who's the bird in the gilded cage? Who conveys love by hand? Who strips in space? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy (United States)
  • Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy (World-wide, English title)
  • BARBARELLAaaaaaah! (United Kingdom)
  • Barbarella, la Venus del espacio (Spain)
  • Barbarella, rumpigen og den sorte tyran (Denmark)
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  • 98 min
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Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia The scenes during the opening credits where Barbarella seems to float around her spaceship were filmed by having Jane Fonda lie on a huge piece of Plexiglas with a picture of the spaceship underneath her. It was filmed from above, creating the illusion that she is in zero gravity. See more »
Goofs In the beginning, Barbarella is in zero gravity, yet her hair falls down toward the ground. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982). See more »
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Crazy Credits In the opening credits, the letters in the words move around in an attempt to obscure Barbarella's nudity. See more »
Quotes Barbarella: What's that screaming? A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming...
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