'Cinema Retro' editors announce their 160-page tribute to cinema's leading ladies, including a fist full of Bond girls...

"Cinema Sex Sirens" Preview

4th August 2011

"Cinema Sex Sirens", published by Omnibus Press, is a unique collection of photographs of female stars of the '60s and '70s.

That period marked a new era of frankness in society and the movie industry lost no time in following suit after some 25 years of censorship and self-imposed regulations. The women who became the new erotic goddesses also became world-famous and defined a generation's view of sexuality.

Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer's gallery illustrates a luminous collection of idealized women and offers a fascinating insight into the movies' depiction of female sexuality during the '60s and '70s. From the indisputable legends to actresses whose used their beauty to gain fame in the short-term through exploitation movies, this book provides little-known insights into their lives and careers.

Foreword by Sir Roger Moore

Chapters include:

  • Hollywood Or Bust: The Early Years
  • ...And God Created the Sex Symbol
  • The Russ Meyer Ladies
  • The Women of Blaxploitation
  • The Continentals
  • Made In England: Brit Glamour
  • Drive-In Gals
  • Sex Sells: The Art of the Movie Poster (rare examples of exploitation movie art)

Among the actresses celebrated in Cinema Sex Sirens:

  • Raquel Welch
  • Sophia Loren
  • Natalie Wood
  • Carroll Baker
  • Luciana Paluzzi
  • Pam Grier
  • Ursula Andress
  • Mamie Van Doren
  • Jill St. John
  • Jane Fonda
  • Angie Dickinson
  • Ann-Margret
  • Claudia Cardinale
  • Senta Berger
  • Anita Ekberg
  • Sylva Koscina
  • Sylvia Kristel
  • Elke Sommer
  • Barbara Steele
  • Valerie Leon
  • Caroline Munro
  • Ingrid Pitt
 

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