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Jose Greci


Born - 10 January 1941, Ferrara, Italy
Died - 1 June 2017

Very dark-haired, dark-eyed, olive-complexioned Italian actress who played decorative leading roles in sword-and-sandal features, but never became a 'name' to English-speaking audiences. When the vogue for strongman movies waned, so did her career. Born Giuseppina Greci, she made her debut as the Virgin Mary in William Wyler's Ben-Hur (1959). Other ventures into 'Biblical' spectacle were progressively less successful: Revenge of the Barbarians (1960), Duel of the Titans (1961), War Gods of Babylon (1962), Ursus, Rebel Gladiator (1962), Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963), Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963), The Ten Gladiators (1963), Hercules Against the Barbarians (1964), The Seven Rebel Gladiators (1965), Espionage in Tangiers (1965), Maigret in Pigalle (1966), Bury Them Deep (1968), The Sicilian Connection (1972) and Catene (1974), her last.