|Femmes Fatales||Oct 6 2015|
Working in Bardot’s shadow.
Thea Fleming, aka Thea Fammy, née Thea Catharina Wihelmina Gemma Pfennings, is a Dutch actress who was packaged as “The Brigitte Bardot of Holland.” We don’t know if that was because of her talent or looks, but in any case she actually spent most of her career not in Holland but in Italy, working under the stage name Isabella Biancini. She was never a big star, no Bardot by any measure, but she made some memorable movies, including Salome ’73, Asso di picche—Operazione controspionaggio, aka Operation Counterspy, and Il nostro agente a Casablanca, aka The Killer Lacks a Name. This great shot is from around 1970.
ItalyNetherlandsSalome ’73Operation CounterspyAsso di picche—Operazione controspionaggioIl nostro agente a CasablancaThe Killer Lacks a NameIsabella BianciniThea FlemingThea Fammycinema