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Sybil Danning is a Actor, Story and Co-Producer American born on 24 may 1952 at Austria (Austria)

Sybil Danning

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Birth name Sybille Johanna Danninger
Nationality USA
Birth 24 may 1952 (71 years) at Austria (Austria)

Sybil Danning (born Sybille Johanna Danninger; May 24, 1952) is an Austrian actress and model. She is best known for her frequent appearances in B movies during the 1970s and 1980s.

Born in Wels, Austria, Danning spent most of her childhood on military bases and travelling with her family around the world. After their return to Austria, she landed a job as a dental hygienist to support her family following her parents divorce. At the age of sixteen, Danning left her home and relocated to Salzburg, where she enrolled at a school of cosmetology. Working as a cosmetician, she soon got offered fashion shows and photo layouts. She made her screen debut in the German comedy, Komm nur, mein liebstes Vögelein (1968), followed by the role of Kriemhild in the erotic action film, The Long Swift Sword of Siegfried (1971). She continued receiving small parts in films mostly based on her sex symbol image.

In 1978, Danning moved to Hollywood to further her career in American films. Her first film role was in Roger Corman's science fiction cult classic, Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), which established her as a B movie actress. She appeared in a number of films during the 1980s such as Chained Heat (1983), Hercules (1983), Malibu Express (1985), Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985) and Reform School Girls (1986). In 1990, her acting career was delayed after having an accident while rehearsing a film stunt. Suffering from a spinal disc herniation, Danning went on a hiatus from the film industry.


Sybil Danning passe sa jeunesse entre les États-Unis et l'Autriche. Après avoir essayé de devenir assistante médicale puis esthéticienne à Salzbourg, elle est remarquée par des photographes de mode qui lui proposent de poser pour des magazines féminins et de beauté. Passionnée pour cette nouvelle carrière, la sculpturale Autrichienne décide de percer au cinéma. Consciente que sa beauté de type germanique est son principal atout, elle débute en jouant dans « Komm nur, mein liebstes Vögelein » (exploité très discrètement en France sous le titre « Viens, mon petit oiseau »), un film à sketch historico-érotique allemand où elle incarne la Loreleï dont la blonde nudité tourne la tête des bateliers rhénans.

Consciente et lasse de s'enliser dans des productions sans avenir, confinée à des rôles d'amantes flamboyantes ou de valkyries sur-armées, elle profite de l'occasion lorsqu'on lui offre un petit rôle de prostituée dans une production internationale tournée en France, « Barbe-Bleue», de Edward Dmytryk. Mais c'est aux États-Unis où elle connaîtra un succès relatif en tant qu'égérie de série B, en tenant notamment des rôles de grande méchante (Les Anges du mal (Chained Heat) : Ericka).

N'ayant pas été retenue, et de peu, pour les rôles de James Bond Girl dans « Octopussy » et de « Sheena, reine de la jungle », Sybil Danning établit sa propre maison de production, "Sybil Danning Aventure Video", spécialisée dans les productions à tout petit budget de science-fiction, et de film d'exploitation.

Elle se retire vers la fin des années 1980 et ne fera qu'un très bref retour en 2006.

Usually with

Menahem Golan
Menahem Golan
(5 films)
Fred Olen Ray
Fred Olen Ray
(3 films)
Yoram Globus
Yoram Globus
(5 films)
Ilya Salkind
Ilya Salkind
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sybil Danning (48 films)

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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, 1h46
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Menahem Golan, Molly Ringwald, Yoram Globus, Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Marina Sirtis
Roles Self - Actress
Rating73% 3.695613.695613.695613.695613.69561
Mélangeant interviews, extraits de films et images d’archives, ce documentaire retrace l’histoire de la société de production Cannon Films, créée par Menahem Golan et Yoram Globus. Dans les années 1980, ces deux producteurs ont sans aucun doute produit les plus grands nanars du cinéma, s’emparant de force de la machine hollywoodienne, et changeant à jamais l’histoire du cinéma bis.
Jump (2008)
, 1h45
Directed by Joshua Sinclair
Origin Austria
Genres Drama, Documentary
Actors Ben Silverstone, Patrick Swayze, Stefanie Powers, Martine McCutcheon, Richard Johnson, Sybil Danning
Roles Anna Gruber
Rating58% 2.9004252.9004252.9004252.9004252.900425
Set in Austria, in 1928, with the spectre of Nazism on the rise, a young Jew, Philippe Halsman, is accused of patricide after his father's death during a hike through the Alps. His strained relationship with his father, and the apparent evidence that he has been struck on the head with a rock, point towards the son's guilt. Halsman is put on trial, in Innsbruck, where his case is taken up by one of the country's leading lawyers.
Halloween (2007)
, 1h50
Directed by Rob Zombie
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Slasher
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Films about school violence
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif, Danielle Harris
Roles Nurse Wynn
Rating60% 3.001693.001693.001693.001693.00169
On Halloween in Haddonfield, Illinois, having already shown signs of psychopathic tendencies, 10-year-old Michael Myers (Daeg Faerch) murders a school bully. Later that night, he murders his older sister Judith (Hanna R. Hall), his mother’s abusive boyfriend Ronnie (William Forsythe), and Judith's boyfriend Steve (Adam Weisman). Only his baby sister, Angel Myers, is spared. After one of the longest trials in the state’s history, Michael is found guilty of first degree murder and sent to Smith's Grove — Warren County Sanitarium under the care of child psychologist Dr. Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell).
L.A. Bounty, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Wings Hauser, Blackie Dammett, Sybil Danning, Frank Doubleday, Henry Darrow, Lenore Kasdorf
Roles Ruger
Rating47% 2.371382.371382.371382.371382.37138
Une femme coriace, ex-flic-chasseur de primes, s'en prend à la bande d'un tueur fou qui a assassiné son partenaire.
Amazon Women on the Moon, 1h25
Directed by Joe Dante, John Landis, Peter Horton, Carl Gottlieb, Robert K. Weiss
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Films about television, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera
Actors Arsenio Hall, Lou Jacobi, Griffin Dunne, Steve Forrest, Robert Colbert, Michelle Pfeiffer
Roles Queen Lara
Rating61% 3.0987453.0987453.0987453.0987453.098745
Fictional television station WIDB-TV (channel 8) experiences problems with its late-night airing of science-fiction classic Amazon Women on the Moon, a 1950s B movie in which Queen Lara (Sybil Danning) and Captain Nelson (Steve Forrest) battle exploding volcanoes and man-eating spiders on the moon. Waiting for the film to resume, an unseen viewer begins channel surfing—simulated by bursts of white noise—through late night cable, with the various segments and sketches of the film representing the programming found on different channels. The viewer intermittently returns to channel 8, where Amazon Women continues to resume airing before faltering once more.
The Phantom Empire, 1h25
Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Actors Ross Hagen, Jeffrey Combs, Sybil Danning, Michelle Bauer, Russ Tamblyn, Dukey Flyswatter
Roles Alien Queen
Rating38% 1.936461.936461.936461.936461.93646
When a man-eating cave creature appears with a fortune in uncut diamonds around his neck, Dr. Chambers' daughter Denae hires adventurers C & C Salvage to find the underground source of the gems. Accompanied by archaeological intern Andrew Paris, mineralogist Prof. Strock, and C&C's scruffy owners Cort Eastman and Eddy Colchilde, Denea's hopes of emerging from her famous father's shadow become as remote as getting out of the caves alive!
The Tomb
The Tomb (1986)
, 1h24
Directed by Fred Olen Ray
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Actors Cameron Mitchell, John Carradine, Sybil Danning, Michelle Bauer, David O'Hara, Kitten Natividad
Roles Jade
Rating34% 1.7325551.7325551.7325551.7325551.732555
A tomb robber steals precious artifacts from an unmarked Egyptian tomb, selling them to different archaeologists in America, unaware of the immortal woman whose tomb he desecrated. Many, many phone conversations take place. She comes to America to exact her revenge.
Reform School Girls, 1h34
Directed by Kristine Peterson, Tom DeSimone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Sybil Danning, Pat Ast, Linda Carol, Tiffany Helm, Denise Gordy, Darcy DeMoss
Roles Warden Sutter
Rating54% 2.7050352.7050352.7050352.7050352.705035
The film is a satire of the women in prison film genre and deliberately implements many of the tropes commonly found in such films. Such scenes include nude shower scenes, fight scenes, and a suggested romantic relationship between one of the inmates and an administrator. The overall plot involves a new influx of girls coming to the school. They are immediately confronted with Charlie Chambliss (Williams) who is the de facto leader of the school and has an exceedingly close relationship with the head of the ward, Edna (Ast). Charlie and her circle are given special privileges by Edna and it is suggested that Charlie and Edna enjoy a more intimate relationship. Charlie runs a secret society of girls who are loyal to her and to whom she offers protection. The two main new girls break several of Edna's rules and are punished decisively for their infractions.
Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch, 1h31
Directed by Philippe Mora
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Christopher Lee, Reb Brown, Annie McEnroe, Sybil Danning, Jimmy Nail, Ferdy Mayne
Roles Stirba
Rating37% 1.8666951.8666951.8666951.8666951.866695
Ben White (Reb Brown) attends the funeral of his sister, journalist Karen White, the heroine of the previous film. Ben meets both Jenny Templeton (Annie McEnroe), one of Karen's colleagues, and Stefan Crosscoe (Christopher Lee), a mysterious interloper who tells him Karen was a werewolf. Providing videotaped evidence of the transformation – and turning up to destroy Karen as her undead body rises from the grave – Crosscoe convinces Ben and Jenny to accompany him to Transylvania to battle Stirba (Sybil Danning), an immortal werewolf queen. Along the way, the trio encounter Mariana (Marsha Hunt), another lusty werewolf siren, and her minion Erle (Ferdy Mayne).
Malibu Express, 1h45
Directed by Andy Sidaris
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, Art Metrano, Robyn Hilton, Regis Philbin, Robert Darnell
Roles Contessa Luciana
Rating48% 2.4066252.4066252.4066252.4066252.406625
Espionage threatens the security of American Computer Technology and a skirt-chasing private investigator is coerced by the Feds to root out the spies among the rich, over-sexed socialites unknowingly supporting them.
Young Lady Chatterley II
Directed by Alan Roberts
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Harlee McBride, Adam West, Sybil Danning, Monique Gabrielle
Roles Judith Grimmer
Rating43% 2.1589652.1589652.1589652.1589652.158965
Cynthia, the new lady of Chatterly, is feeling neglected by her husband and while he is away tries to amuse herself with Thomas the gardener Thomas, but is always interrupted by visitors.
Jungle Warriors, 1h33
Genres Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Rape and revenge films, Women in prison films
Actors Sybil Danning, John Vernon, Paul L. Smith, Alex Cord, Woody Strode, Dana Elcar
Roles Angel
Rating45% 2.2689352.2689352.2689352.2689352.268935
A group of gorgeous American models take a long trip to South America, to participate in a photo session on a location deep in the jungle, apparently somewhere around Peruvian tropical forest. While flying over a cocaine plantation, their plane is shot down by Cesar, a dangerous drug lord, and the girls are taken prisoner by his army. Cesar suspects that an undercover police officer is among the models. In fact, one of the women actually is a special agent. Cesar orders his mercenaries to drag the girls into his dungeon for interrogation. After being tortured by Angel, Cesar’s sister, and cruelly gang-raped by all soldiers, the models are imprisoned in an underground cell to await Cesar's decision whether to execute them or keep them as slaves for his soldier’s “entertainment.” With the help of an old female servant, the models manage to escape from the basement jail and get some guns. As they make their way toward freedom, they run into a high-level Mafia meeting there in Cesar’s manor. A final gunfight breaks out as the women fight to take revenge and escape alive.
Commando Panther
Directed by Pierre Chevalier, Pierre Chevalier
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Sybil Danning, Jack Taylor, Karin Schubert, Donald O'Brien, Analia Ivars, Katja Bienert
Roles Ilona / The Panther
Rating32% 1.648471.648471.648471.648471.64847
Dans un futur indéterminé, le monde est dirigé par la Nouvelle Organisation des Nations ("New Organisation Of Nations", alias N.O.O.N.). Dans le cadre du programme de conquête spatiale, le lancement d’une fusée révolutionnaire est interrompu par une organisation écologiste terroriste, qui réclame l’arrêt des essais spatiaux et prend le contrôle de la fusée. C’est le moment pour N.O.O.N. de faire appel à son meilleur agent, Ilona.
Hercules (1983)
, 1h38
Directed by Luigi Cozzi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, Bradford Harris, William Berger, Mirella D'Angelo, Rossana Podestà
Roles Ariadne
Rating41% 2.0622.0622.0622.0622.062
The film is a retelling of the story of Hercules (Lou Ferrigno) battling the wizard Minos (William Berger), who uses "science" in an attempt to take over the world. Hercules must stop him and rescue his princess love in the process.
S.A.S. San Salvador, 1h35
Directed by Raoul Coutard
Origin France
Genres Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Miles O'Keeffe, Raimund Harmstorf, Sybil Danning, Dagmar Lassander, Anton Diffring, Catherine Jarrett
Roles Countess Alexandra Vogel
Rating33% 1.6892051.6892051.6892051.6892051.689205
Like in the books Malko is a nobleman whose family bequeathed him a huge castle and an aristocratic appearance but no sufficient means to sustain the inherited premises or to keep up the appropriate life style. This time it is the castle's roof that requires work and forces Malko to accept another CIA mission. The secret service is worried about rumours which endanger the US-American reputation. It was brought to the CIA's notice that a former collaborator named Enrique Chacon (Raimund Harmstorff) allegedly went rogue in San Salvador. Malko is supposed to investigate Chacon over the atrocities of death squads and then do whatever seems fit against the background of his findings. So he travels to San Salvador and goes about it. Soon he becomes a witness to the crimes of the death squads and eventually he has to realise how Chacon is indeed the driving force for all that. That leaves him no other choice than to render Chacon harmless for good before he can return to his castle and his fiancée, Countess Alexandra (Sybill Danning).