If any sleek-bodied brunette with shockingly sexy, otherworldly green eyes and a dancer's long, strong, limber limbs ever needed one more reason to buckle up her seat belt before hitting the highway, let that deciding bit of inspiration be Valerie Quennessen. Parisian-born and supernaturally stunning, Valerie focused her youthful energy into becoming an actress, and a skin-ful one at that! She studied the craft at the prestigious and arduous Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique de Paris from 1976 to 1979. So bright was her star as a student that she worked in a steady stream of local cinema projects during that time, amassing an impressive resumé of French-language films by the time she graduated. Quennessen's powerful allure first entranced American eyes as a bra-straining, snake-handling princess in Conan the Barbarian (1982). Speaking of snake handling, we at Skin Central were doing a bit of serpent charming ourselves during this skin-tastic scene. That same year, Valerie's entire body worked wonders again in Summer Lovers (1982). In this masterpiece of the flesh, we got multiple scenes of Valerie's perfectly formed bush, booty, and boobs throughout the film. In the vernacular of Mr. Skin, we call celluloid like this "bate bait". Flesh fiends throughout the world were excited to see where her body would turn up next, but tragically an automobile accident took Valerie before she could show more. It truly is unfortunate that we will never know what kinds of material we would've gotten out of Valerie during her career, but at least her legacy is still skintastic!