Thank God for the universal language of skin. If it weren't for the fascination that crosses all borders, a willowy brunette temptress of the caliber of Catherine Spaak might not enjoy the Stateside acclaim that she does today. Although she did appear in a few American movies, most notably Hotel (1967) opposite Rod Taylor and Karl Malden, the French-bred Spaak built the bulk of her career in Continental cinema. Many of these European films received only the most limited release in the U.S., and the bulk of them speak in tongues that are alien to our ears. But there is nothing foreign about the high-riding chair cheeks and chest peaks of The Libertine (1969). Catherine's bikini lines and nipples in Il Gatto a nova code (1971) seem right at home. And her high-yield striptease from Bruciati da cocente passione (1976) would be a welcome next-door addition at Anytown, USA.