Recently I've managed to come across several old alcohol advertisements featuring popular Euro actresses of the time. It's pretty nifty and fascinating stuff.
From 1972 to 1974, international star Sylva Koscina did a series of print ads for the popular Italian alcoholic beverage Grappa Julia. Grappa is a fragrant grape-based pomace brandy, and this uniquely Italian drink has been around since the Middle Ages.
Here are two Grappa Julia print ads featuring the lovely Sylva:
And we must not forget Solvi Stubing, the gorgeous German-born actress known from trashy films like Battle of the Amazons (1973), Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975), Deported Women of the SS Special Section (1976) and others. Solvi's big break in Italy was actually as the pretty, blonde girl in a long-running ad campaign for the popular Italian lager beer Birra Peroni.
Solvi started out doing a bunch of TV commercials for Birra Peroni in the 1960s. Some pictures from one of those commercials can be seen below:
Solvi continued to be the Birra Peroni girl for many years, and also did several print ads. Here are two such ads from 1971:
Another German actress who became popular through beer campaigns was the beautiful Margaret Rose Keil, who did a series of ads for Italian vermouth Punt e mes in the 1960s. These ads did Margaret a lot of good and she would go on to enjoy a successful career as a pinup girl and a popular actress in photo novels and films.
Here's a Punt e mes ad featuring Margaret from 1964:
What a weird coincidence! I was just talking about the sexy Sylva Koscina's death scene in Lisa And The Devil this morning. Anyway, your blog is awesome and I'll be adding it to my links.
-Richard of Doomed Moviethon
Here is the blog post:
Many thanks for your kind comments, Richard. I've added your blog to my links as well.
I've always liked Sylva Koscina, who IMO managed to grow more attractive in the 1970s than she was when she was younger in the 1950s. Always a welcome sight. Anyway, I've never bothered to see House of Exorcism so I wasn't aware that it contained a gorier version of her death scene. Very interesting!
it's amazing johan you've left me amazed....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you! I found these advertisements to be quite fun! I'll have to be on the lookout for more :)
You Tube: "Nico- Terry me va (1964)", from Romulodessotti
Also the blonde Anna Maria Rizzoli did some spots of the italian brandy 'Stock 84' in the early '70, dressed like Santa Claus.
Maybe a bit obvious this one but there where those Joan Collins late 70's ads for Cinzano.
Shirley Corrigan on Amaro "Biancosarti"
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