This classic work of ass . . . make that art made her debut in Totò, lascia o raddoppia? (1956), quickly joining the ranks of other dark donnas who had Americans pining for a slice of Italian. Rosanna Schiaffino never broke through like Sophia Loren, but men were leerin' in swords-and-sandal epics such as Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (1961) and Romulus and the Sabines (1961). Rosanna also lengthened some inseams when she wrapped herself up as a harem girl in The Long Ships (1963). She appeared in the occasional mainstream American feature, but Rosanna would only bare her Italian Alps in homegrown productions, including Trastevere (1971) and La Trastienda (1975), which really put the spotlight on Rosanna's rosiest attributes. She retired from the screen in 1977, but her skinematic legacy still gets our noodles al dente.
Hector, the Mighty (1971) - as Helen
La Mandragola (1965) - as Lucrezia
Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (1961) - as Princess Phaedra/Ariadne