Edwige Fenech

  • Born: (Bône, Constantine, French Algeria) [now Annaba, Annaba Province, Algeria]

Edwige Fenech (born: Edwige Sfenek) is an Italian actress and film producer.

Fenech moved from Nice (France) to Rome in 1967 for her first Italian film. In 1968, she came under contract with Austrian director Franz Antel and from the late 1960s to early 1970s, she acted in various films of Antel as well as that of Franz Marischka.

Fenech starred in many genres of cinema. She was also a regular in giallo films.

In the 1980s, she became a television personality. After many years of work in movie production, she co-produced 2004 with Al Pacino, and later accepted Quentin Tarantino's offer to star. Tarantino named the character of Lt. Ed Fenech in Inglourious Basterds in her honour, and invited Fenech to the Italy premiere of his film.

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