Sylva Koscina surrounded by fans

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Title

Sylva Koscina surrounded by fans

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Sylva Koscina, Italy

Description

This is a black and white photo, dated 1956, of the Yugoslav-born Italian actor Sylva Koscina surrounded by local fans as far as the eye can see. She is wearing a Glen-check jacket with a festival pin on the left lapel. She appears to be signing her name while many of the crowd, smiling, face upwards towards the light of the camera.

Koscina (1933-1994) was born to a Greek father and Polish mother, and moved to Italy to live with her sister when she was a teenager. She had an extensive filmography including parts in mostly Italian genre movies including The Railroad Man (Pietro Germi, 1956) (which was shown at the Cork Film Festival in 1956), Guendalina (Alberto Lattuada, 1957), and Hercules (Pietro Francisci, 1958) for which she gained international attention. She acted for Hollywood-produced movies on a few occasions including alongside Paul Newman in The Secret War of Harry Frigg (Jack Smight, 1968) and with Rock Hudson in Hornets' Nest (Franco Cirino, 1970). Before her work in film, she was a fashion model as well as a physics student at the University of Naples. Her final film appearance was in Kim Novak is on the Phone (Riki Roseo, 1994) before she died later that year from breast cancer.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Ambrose O'Mullane

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1956

Contributor

Ambrose O'Mullane

Rights

©Ambrose O’Mullane. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1956
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

164 x 215mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Ambrose O'Mullane , “Sylva Koscina surrounded by fans,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed May 20, 2022, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/29.