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Christina (1984)

Christina y la reconversión sexual (original title)
Unrated | | Adult, Drama, Romance | September 1984 (UK)
The world's most notorious heiress and bachelorette is kidnapped from the Italian countryside. Will she survive the ordeal?


Harry Alan Towers (as Peter Welbeck)




Complete credited cast:
Jewel Shepard Jewel Shepard ... Christina
Ian Sera ... Patrick (as Ian Serra)
Enrique Johnson Enrique Johnson ... Pablo (as Enrique Johson)
Emilio Linder ... Alain
Tony Isbert ... Max
Carole James ... Brigitte (as Pepita Full James)
Emiliano Redondo ... Jean
Helen Devon Helen Devon ... Marie
Anne-Marie Jensen Anne-Marie Jensen ... Emily
Karin Schubert ... Rosa
Josephine Jacqueline Jones Josephine Jacqueline Jones ... Antoinette


The world's most notorious heiress and bachelorette is kidnapped from the Italian countryside. Will she survive the ordeal?

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Star Jewel Shepard wrote in her 2013 website blog about her career roles and nude scenes: My supreme starring (undraped) role to date was in a direct-to-Playboy Channel flick called Christina, which, nakedness aside, could be marketed as an over-the-counter sleep aid. It was shot all over Europe with what the press book called "a multinational crew," which means that no two people involved spoke a common language. I was promised "tasteful nudity," which in this case meant that I got to be topless in front of the Eiffel Tower. We shot it when there were no gendarmes about, on a dreary morning with the temperature hovering around eight degrees. And that's Fahrenheit. All I can recall is that my nipples looked liked the pop-up timers on Butterball turkeys, and there were tourists taking photos and muttering; "Now this is what Paris should be like." Whereas for some films you negotiate how much nudity you'll do, on this picture I actually found myself haggling to be clothed in one or two scenes, and I had to bargain with the man who held my return ticket. (I had previously disabused him of the notion, which he claimed to have learned in film school, that more of the budget can be put "on the screen" if the leading lady shares her hotel room with the producer.) At one point, I had to single-handedly defeat several armed ninja assassins. The director thought it would help the scene if I was naked. See more »


narrator: Wherever she goes, whatever she does, Christina makes the headlines.
Christina: It isn't my fault. All I want is a quiet life, and a few rags to wear.
[snow-white mink coat]
Christina: And a man to need me. And amuse me.
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Alternate Versions

The UK version had to be cut by 11 seconds to remove a scene in which a horse's head was hit by a motorcycle, as this breached the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. See more »

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Erotic film about pretty young American heiress being kidnapped.
22 April 2006 | by sain2002See all my reviews

This film reminded me somewhat of "Autumn Born," an earlier Lloyd A. Simandl film about another pretty young woman being held against her will. In both films the kidnappers include at least one dominant lesbian woman who wants the pretty girl for her own pleasures.

In Christina, I recall a scene in which two women battle each other for the right to possess Jewel Shepard. The winner takes her into a room, gives her a bath, and then seduces her. It was a very erotic, if not particularly explicit scene.

Later, after trying to escape, another woman captures and forcibly takes Christina. Jewel Shepard might not have been the greatest actress of her day, but she certainly had a hot body, one that could even attract other women!

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Release Date:

September 1984 (UK) See more »

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Paris, France See more »

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1.37 : 1
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