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Helga Liné

Born: July 14, 1932
Location
: Berlin, Germany

Quote
: "
At the time I was a single mother with two children. I would read a script and say okay." (on films she took in the 60's & 70's)
Named Answer's Classic Angel
: September 28, 2009


My discovery of the lovely Helga Liné
was by pure accident, a happenstance which at times I might wish never occurred. It was a discovery that opened me up to a new realm of cinema, a realm once ventured in is nearly impossible to escape. That is the realm of B-movie cinema. It was by pure coincidence that I stumbled upon Helga Liné in the film Nightmare Castle one of the first films in the Mills Creek 50 Horror Movie Pack which began my journey into B-movie horror and the search for more films including the lovely B-movie maven. But unfortunately not only was there scarce information on the life and career of Helga Liné, but also a shortage of her films readily available for me to enjoy! With much searching I have rectified that issue and now have a wealth of films now at my reach, stay tuned for the many reviews starring Helga Liné.

Interesting Tidbits
:

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Began her career as a dancer and acrobat in circus performances in Portugal

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Began acting in movies in the early 40s and established herself as a hugely popular actress in a large volume of horror pictures, spy films, thrillers and Westerns throughout the 60s and 70s.

- Has made 132 appearances mostly in film between 1941 and 2006; most of her work has been in Spanish cinema.


Hotness
: 10/10

I don't think I need to explain this one. Fact of the matter is
Helga Liné is one of a kind, the mold was broken when she was born, you don't see women like her in your everyday life, which almost makes me believe she's but a dream.

Acting Rating
: 8/10

I can't completely comment on her acting abilities since most of her films, if not all, are dubbed in English. I can definitely say she is someone who could break the language barriers by her facial expressions and mannerisms alone. Watch a few of her horror films and you'll quickly see what I mean, and she's also got a stare that can almost pierce the soul! Frankly I'm baffled why she never went on to do more mainstream films, maybe in her heyday of acting in Spain B-movie quality films is what they churned out. But she could have easily established a career for herself in America.


Filmography Rating
: 5.6/10
(reviewed films are linked)

  1. El aliento del diablo (1993)
    ... aka The Devil's Breath
  2. Pareja enloquecida busca madre de alquiler (1990)
  3. La ley del deseo (1987) .... Madre de Antonio
    ... aka Law of Desire (USA)
  4. Una y sonada... (1985) .... Concha
  5. Una rosa al viento (1984) .... Berta
  6. Las alegres chicas de Colsada (1984)
  7. Pulsaciones (1984) .... Marlene
    ... aka Pulsebeat (USA)
  8. Los caraduros (1983)
  9. Black Venus (1983) .... Madame Jean
    ... aka La Venus negra (Spain: TV title)
  10. Laberinto de pasiones (1982) .... Toraya
    ... aka Labyrinth of Passion (USA)
  11. Los ritos sexuales del diablo (1982) .... Fiona
    ... aka Black Candles (UK)
  12. Femenino singular (1982)
  13. Dos y dos, cinco (1981) .... Juanjo's Mother
    ... aka Fin de un verano (Mexico)
  14. Playa azul (1981)
  15. Mírame con ojos pornográficos (1980) .... Elvira Coro
    ... aka El sexologo (Mexico)
    ... aka Memorias de un visitador medico (Mexico)
  16. El canto de la cigarra (1980)
  17. Memorias de Leticia Valle (1980)
    ... aka Memoirs of Leticia Valle (International: English title)
  18. El consenso (1980) .... Asunción
  19. Las alumnas de madame Olga (1980) .... Olga Gheorghieva
    ... aka Madame Olga's Pupils (USA)
    ... aka Sex Academy (UK: video title)
  20. Estigma (1980)
    ... aka Stigma (International: English title)
  21. La boda del señor cura (1979) .... Mujer del 'Marqués'
  22. Enigma rosso (1978) .... Mrs. Rosso
    ... aka Rings of Fear (UK)
  23. Amore, piombo e furore (1978) (as Helga Line) .... Cottrell's Wife
    ... aka China 9, Liberty 37 (USA)
  24. Pepito Piscina (1978) .... Nené
  25. Makarras Conexion (1977)
  26. Plus ça va, moins ça va (1977) .... Annie
    ... aka Eróticos juegos de la burguesía (Spain)
    ... aka The More It Goes, the Less It Goes (International: English title)
  27. Cazar un gato negro (1977)
    ... aka Black Cat in a Dark Room (USA: video catalogue title)
    ... aka Curse of the Black Cat (USA)
  28. Hasta que el matrimonio nos separe (1977) .... Rose - madre de Ann
    ... aka Till Divorce Us Do Part
  29. Las locuras de Jane (1977)
  30. Cuentos de las sábanas blancas (1977) .... La Duquesa de Sacedón
    ... aka Tales of the White Sheets (International: English title: literal title)
  31. Call Girl: La vida privada de una señorita bien (1976)
    ... aka Call Girl (Spain: short title)
  32. La amante perfecta (1976)
    ... aka The Perfect Mistress
  33. La casa (1976)
  34. El alijo (1976)
  35. Las alimañas (1976)
  36. Un lujo a su alcance (1975)
  37. Una abuelita de antes de la guerra (1975) .... Marta
  38. El asesino de muñecas (1975) .... The countess
    ... aka Killing of the Dolls (USA: video title)
  39. Novios de la muerte (1975)
  40. Tres suecas para tres Rodríguez (1975)
  41. Vida íntima de un seductor cínico (1975)
  42. Dick Turpin (1974)
  43. Fin de semana al desnudo (1974) .... Lucía
  44. Open Season (1974) .... Sue
    ... aka Los cazadores (Spain)
    ... aka The Recon Game
  45. Las correrías del Vizconde Arnau (1974)
  46. ¿... Y el prójimo? (1974)
  47. Le protecteur (1974) .... Laetitia
    ... aka The Protector (International: English title)
    ... aka Tráfico de mujeres (Spain)
  48. El amor empieza a medianoche (1974)
  49. El chulo (1974)
  50. Una chica y un señor (1974) .... Mujer del médico
  51. La moglie giovane (1974)
    ... aka Death Will Have Your Eyes (USA: dubbed version)
    ... aka Infamia (Spain)
    ... aka Savage City (International: English title)
  52. The Loreley's Grasp (1974) .... Lorelei (6/10)
  53. Santo contra el doctor Muerte (1973) .... Sara
    ... aka Dr. Death
    ... aka Masked Man Strikes Again (USA: TV title)
    ... aka Santa vs. Doctor Death (UK)
    ... aka Santo Strikes Again (Canada: English title: TV title)
    ... aka Santo contra el doctor Muerte (Spain)
    ... aka The Saint vs. Dr. Death
  54. Le guerriere dal seno nudo (1973) .... High Priestess
    ... aka War Goddess
  55. Horror Rises from the Tomb (1973) .... Mabille De Lancré (5/10)
  56. Campa carogna... la taglia cresce (1973) .... Maria
    ... aka Charge!
    ... aka Los cuatro de Fort Apache (Spain)
    ... aka Those Dirty Dogs
  57. Fuori uno sotto un altro arriva il passatore (1973) .... Zaira
    ... aka El audaz aventurero (Spain)
    ... aka Holy God, Here Comes the Passatore! (USA)
    ... aka Holy God, It's the Passatore (UK)
    ... aka Un Casanova en apuros (Spain)
  58. No es bueno que el hombre esté solo (1973) .... Mónica
  59. La orgía nocturna de los vampiros (1973) .... The Countess
    ... aka Grave Desires (USA: reissue title)
    ... aka Orgy of the Vampires
    ... aka The Vampires' Night Orgy (USA)
  60. The Mummy's Revenge (1973) .... Zenifer (3/10)
  61. Experiencia prematrimonial (1972)
  62. Horror Express (1972) .... Natasha (7/10)
  63. Alta tensión (1972) .... Choni
    ... aka Doppia coppia con Regina (Italy)
  64. Mio caro assassino (1972) .... Mrs. Paradisi
    ... aka My Dear Killer (UK: video title)
    ... aka Sumario sangriento de la pequeña Estefania (Spain)
  65. The Dracula Saga (1972) .... Munia (4/10)
  66. Los novios de mi mujer (1972) .... Aurora
  67. Los días de Cabirio (1971)
  68. Su le mani, cadavere! Sei in arresto (1971) .... Maybelle
    ... aka Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest (USA)
    ... aka Un dólar para Sartana (Spain)
  69. El apartamento de la tentación (1971)
  70. Hay que educar a papá (1971) .... Ani
  71. Si Fulano fuese Mengano (1971)
  72. Le belve (1971) (as Helga Linné) .... Wife of fachiro (segment "Il fachiro")
  73. Las melancolicas (1971)
    ... aka Exorcism's Daughter (USA)
    ... aka House of Insane Women
    ... aka Women of Doom
  74. Simón, contamos contigo (1971) .... Soledad
  75. Una señora llamada Andrés (1970) .... Frau Screicher
  76. I Leopardi di Churchill (1970) .... Marlene Schulman
    ... aka Churchill's Leopards (USA)
    ... aka Commando Attack (UK)
    ... aka Los leopardos de Churchill (Spain)
    ... aka The Dirty Dam Busters (video title)
  77. Un caso di coscienza (1970) .... Lola
  78. Archer of Fire: Robin Hood (1970) .... Matilde (7/10)
  79. Buon funerale, amigos!... paga Sartana (1970) .... Saloon Girl Mary
    ... aka A Present for You, Amigo... A Coffin from Sartana
    ... aka Buen funeral, amigos, paga Sartana (Spain)
    ... aka Gunslinger
    ... aka Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (USA)
    ... aka Stranger's Gold
  80. Così dolce... così perversa (1969) .... Helene Valmont
    ... aka Si douces, si perverses (France)
    ... aka So Sweet... So Perverse
  81. Il marchio di Kriminal (1968) .... Mara Gitan
    ... aka Los cuatro budas de Kriminal (Spain)
  82. Caccia ai violenti (1968) .... Deborah
    ... aka One Step to Hell (UK) (USA)
    ... aka El rey de África (Spain)
    ... aka King of Africa (USA)
  83. Brutti di notte (1968) .... Ursula
  84. Colpo sensazionale al servizio del Sifar (1968) .... Elizabeth Antinori
    ... aka Crime Story (USA)
    ... aka S.I.D. contra Kocesky
  85. Avenger X (1967) .... Gloria (5/10)
  86. Password: Uccidete agente Gordon (1967) .... Karin
    ... aka Operación Mogador (Spain)
    ... aka Password: Kill Agent Gordon (USA)
  87. Kriminal (1966) .... Inge & Trude (7/10)
  88. Cifrato speciale (1966)
    ... aka Cifrado especial (Spain)
    ... aka Message chiffré (France)
    ... aka Special Code: Assignment Lost Formula
  89. Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966) .... Hilde (6/10)
  90. Misión Arenas Ardientes (1966)
    ... aka Missione sabbie roventi (Italy)
  91. Der Mörder mit dem Seidenschal (1966) (as Helga Line) .... Prisca Sampton
  92. Operazione poker (1966) .... Glenn's Girlfriend
    ... aka Operación Póker: agente 05-14 (Spain)
  93. L'ombrellone (1965)
    ... aka El parasol (Spain)
    ... aka Play-boy party (France)
    ... aka Weekend Wives
    ... aka Weekend, Italian Style
  94. All'ombra di una colt (1965) .... Fabienne
    ... aka In a Colt's Shadow
    ... aka Plazo para morir (Spain)
  95. Agent 077 - Mission Bloody Mary (1965) .... Dr. Elsa Freeman (6/10)
  96. Nightmare Castle (1965) .... Solange (7/10)
  97. Aventuras del Oeste (1965)
    ... aka Die letzte Kugel traf den Besten (West Germany)
    ... aka Sette ore di fuoco (Italy)
    ... aka Seven Hours of Gunfire (USA)
  98. La rivolta dei sette (1964) (as Helga Line) .... Aspasia
    ... aka The Revolt of the Seven (USA)
    ... aka The Spartan Gladiator (USA: TV title)
    ... aka The Spartan Gladiators (UK)
  99. Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori (1964) .... Daliah
    ... aka Day of Vengeance (UK)
    ... aka Espartaco y los diez gladiadores (Spain)
    ... aka Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (USA)
    ... aka Spartacus e i dieci gladiatori (Italy)
    ... aka Spartacus et les dix gladiateurs (France)
  100. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (1964) .... Queen Moluya
    ... aka El triunfo de los diez gladiadores (Spain)
    ... aka Le triomphe des dix mercenaires (France)
    ... aka Triumph of the Ten Gladiators
  101. Gli invincibili sette (1964) (as Helga Line) .... Lydia
    ... aka Los invencibles (Spain)
    ... aka The Invincible Seven
    ... aka The Secret Seven (USA)
  102. Donde tú estés (1964) .... Nicole
    ... aka Un amore e un addio (Italy)
  103. Goliath at the Conquest of Damascus (1964) .... Fatma (4/10)
  104. Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964) .... Taneal (6/10)
  105. Rueda de sospechosos (1964)
  106. La máscara de Scaramouche (1963) (uncredited)
    ... aka Le avventure di Scaramouche (Italy)
    ... aka Scaramouche (France)
    ... aka The Adventures of Scaramouche (USA)
  107. The Blancheville Monster (1963/I) .... Miss Eleonore (6/10)
  108. Las gemelas (1963)
  109. Il segno di Zorro (1963)
    ... aka Duel at the Rio Grande (USA)
    ... aka El capitán Intrépido (Spain)
    ... aka Le signe de Zorro (France)
    ... aka Sign of Zorro (USA)
  110. Rocío de La Mancha (1963) .... María Luisa Vargas
  111. Canción de juventud (1962) .... Elisabeth
  112. Alerta en el cielo (1961)
  113. Il conquistatore di Maracaibo (1961) .... Moira/El Valiente
    ... aka Conqueror of Maracaibo (USA)
    ... aka Los corsarios del Caribe (Spain)
    ... aka Unter der Flagge der Freibeuter (West Germany)
  114. O Cerro dos Enforcados (1954)
  115. Duas Causas (1953) .... Maria
  116. Nazaré (1952) .... Maria da Nazaré
  117. Os Saltimbancos (1952) .... Delmirinha
    ... aka The Circus (International: English title)
  118. Madragoa (1952) .... Clara
  119. El gran Galeoto (1951) (as Helga Lina Stern)
  120. La trinca del aire (1951) (as Helga Lina Stern)
  121. El negro que tenía el alma blanca (1951) (as Hega Lina Stern)
  122. Kill or Be Killed (1950)
  123. La mantilla de Beatriz (1946) .... Clara
    ... aka A Mantilha de Beatriz (Portugal)
  124. Ladrão, Precisa-se!... (1946)
  125. Porto de Abrigo (1941) .... Young girl

Overall Rating
7.9/ 10

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2 comments:

  1. I have to admit I've never seen a single one of her films... :x. I'll have to see if I could find a couple.

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  2. Ah, the lovely Helga. Here's my own appreciation of her:

    http://bmoviebabes.blogspot.com/2015/10/52-helga-line.html

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