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Catherine Spaak

Catherine Spaak

Highest Rated: 100% Hotel (1967)

Lowest Rated: 81% The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

Birthday: Apr 3, 1945

Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Sultry isn't strong enough a word for Catherine Spaak, a French-born free spirit who, despite having a name that sounds like it could be of Vulcan origin, was one of the most sensual and revelatory screen sirens of 1960s Italian cinema. As a teenager, she was introduced to a circle of European filmmakers through her screenwriter father, Charles, permitting the young newcomer to take on a flux of wholly feminine and uncommonly complex roles in such films as the romantically probing "Crazy Desire" and the stately, picturesque road movie "The Easy Life" ('62). With the sublime "La Calda Vita," a film which used the frivolous trappings of the beach-movie genre as a means to explore deeper issues about growing up, she made a transition into a busy adulthood marked by increasingly frequent ventures into American cinema. Unfortunately, Hollywood films such as "Hotel" ('67), an ensemble drama of clock-like predetermination, did little more than present Spaak as a run-of-the-mill ingenue. She's fared considerably better returning to Italian auteurs such as Dario Argento, who cast her as everything from duplicitous doctors to brazen freedom fighters in movies such as his 1971 animalistic giallo, "The Cat o' Nine Tails." Also a singer, Spaak has continued to perform in concert halls and on international screens well into the early 2000s. Catherine Spaak died on April 17, 2022 in Rome, Italy at the age of 77.

Highest rated movies

100% Hotel
94% Le trou
91% The Easy Life
81% The Cat o' Nine Tails

Photos

THE EMPTY CANVAS, (aka LA NOIA), from left, Catherine Spaak, Horst Buchholz, 1963 LA MATRIARCA, (aka THE LIBERTINE), from left: Genevieve Martel, Catherine Spaak, 1968 HOTEL, Rod Taylor, Catherine Spaak, 1967 LA MATRIARCA, (aka THE LIBERTINE), from left: Genevieve Martel, Catherine Spaak, 1968 HOTEL, Catherine Spaak, 1967 THE EMPTY CANVAS, (aka LA NOIA), Catherine Spaak, Horst Buchholz, 1963 LA MATRIARCA, (aka THE LIBERTINE), center facing front from left: Catherine Spaak, Luigi Proietti, 1968 HOTEL, Catherine Spaak, Rod Taylor, 1967 CIRCLE OF LOVE, (aka LA RONDE), Catherine Spaak, 1964 TAKE A HARD RIDE, Jim Kelly, Catherine Spaak, 1975, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE LITTLE NUNS, (aka LE MONACHINE), Catherine Spaak, 1963 TAKE A HARD RIDE, Catherine Spaak, 1975, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved THE LITTLE NUNS, (aka LE MONACHINE), Didi Perego, Amedeo Nazzari, Catherine Spaak, 1963 THE LITTLE NUNS, (aka LE MONACHINE), Catherine Spaak, Sandro Bruni, Didi Perego, 1963

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Private Man Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Can See It in Your Eyes Conduttrice TV (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honey Unknown (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Catherine and I Claudia Parise (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bruciati da cocente passione Milena Banotti (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 27% Take a Hard Ride Catherine (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Los pájaros de Baden-Baden Elisa (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ripped Off Nick's daughter (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Causa di Divorzio Ernesta Maini (Character) - 1972
81% 54% The Cat o' Nine Tails Anna Terzi (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 46% The Libertine Margherita (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Certo Certissimo Anzi Probabile Nanda (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Break Up Giovanna (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop Dead, My Love Allegra (Character) - 1968
100% 43% Hotel Jeanne Rochefort (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madamigella di Maupin Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adulterio all'italiana Marta Finali (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 90% For Love and Gold Matelda (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss the Other Sheik Giovanna (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet La bugiarda Maria (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Nuns Sister Celeste (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 53% Circle of Love La midinette/Das "Süße Mädel" (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 62% Weekend at Dunkirk Jeanne (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 83% Crazy Desire Francesca (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 67% The Empty Canvas Cecilia (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Week-end à Zuydcoote Jeanne (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eighteen in the Sun Nicole Molino (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From Parma Dora (Character) - 1963
91% 89% The Easy Life Lilly Cortona (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le puits aux trois vérités Unknown (Character) - 1961
94% 96% Le trou Nicole (Character) $29.8K 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Deceptions Francesca (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
95% 92% Zen Unknown (Character) 2011