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Emanuelle: Queen Bitch (1980)

I mavri Emmanouella (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama | 1980 (UK)
A woman struggles to keep her stepdaughter from harms way after she hires an assassin to kill her husband, but the hitman turns and blackmails her for the crime.


Ilias Mylonakos


Ilias Mylonakos


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Cast overview:
Laura Gemser ... Emmanuella
Gabriele Tinti ... Tommy / Victor's friend
Livia Russo ... Livia / Emmanuella's stepdaughter
Haris Tryfonas ... Mario (as Harris Stevens)
Nadia Neri Nadia Neri ... Ilona
Gordon Mitchell ... Robert / Factory manager
Pantelis Agelopou Pantelis Agelopou ... Victor / Emmanuella's husband
Vagelis Vartan Vagelis Vartan ... Mike / Livia's boyfriend
Elli Kiriakidou
George Zenios
Tarita Tarita
Kathrin Maalouf Kathrin Maalouf
Anda Vartholomeou ... (as Ada Bartolomeou)
Helen Danezi Helen Danezi


After years of abuse at the hands of her husband, a woman, Emmanouella, is pushed to the breaking point. She hires a hitman to do in her husband, but just when she thinks her troubles are at an end, the assassin blackmails her. As her husband's business partner struggles to prove her guilt, and as the hitman continues to threaten her new found security, Emmanouella struggles to keep her name clear and to keep her naive stepdaughter from becoming tangled in the web of danger she has created. Written by Jonathan Ruskin

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She Was Ready for Rapture Not Rape


Crime | Drama


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Greece | Cyprus


Greek | Italian

Release Date:

1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Emanuelle the Seductress See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is one of several films made to cash in on the success of the Black Emanuelle film series created by Bitto Albertini and continued by Joe D'Amato and Bruno Mattei. Though the film stars Laura Gemser (the star of the Black Emanuelle series) and she plays a character named Emanuelle (Emmanouella), it has nothing to do with the photojournalist character Emanuelle from the original series. See more »


Throughout the film, the depth of Mario's tan, as well as the length of his hair changes considerably back and forth. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was originally released in the UK as "Emanuelle - Queen Bitch" and was heavily cut by the BBFC. The UK Pegasus DVD (released as "Emanuelle's Sweet Revenge") was cut by 7 minutes to remove all shots of violence and sex featuring a naked child present. These cuts were made under the Protection of Children Act 1978. See more »

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Should have been called "Mario, King of the Sados"
19 June 2010 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Although several cuts above the average Emanuelle opus, the only character who generates any interest here is Haris Tryfonas as Mario, the hit-man hired by Emannuelle to bump off her wealthy perverted husband by arranging a fatal accident. Most of the film centers on Mario's continuous casual but very passionate conquests of the fair sex and he is mostly responsible for the film's erotic scenes as he trails Emanuelle to blackmail her. A couple of these scenes are with a woman he met on the plane to Cyprus and they're both erotic and humorous: as soon as she puts some eggs in the frying pan or some fresh coffee on to boil when he arrives, he inevitably "has at her." The eggs heat up and explode, or the coffee boils over and splatters, a perfect accompaniment to their hot, passionate sex bouts. Mario is actually pretty cool in demeanor until his vicious side comes out...and his brutal, graphic rape of the spoiled pubescent stepdaughter destroys any feelings of approval one might have formed for him. Emannuelle in this film is just as immoral and coldblooded, mean and vicious.The abrupt ending only hints at her ambitions coming to an end when her part as instigator in the murder plot is revealed. Worth watching for Tryfonas' performance which is the only element in this that hold one's interest. With his memorable portrayal of the sinister but sexy lady-killer with the fresh daily rose in his teeth, Tryfonas alone raises it to a 7. Without him there would be no film at all, and it would rate barely a 3.

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