Monday, April 4, 2011

Girls of Grindhouse: Barbara Bouchet

Barbara Bouchet was born Barbara Goutscher on August 15, 1943 in Riechenberg, Sudetenland in what was then Germany and is now the Czech Republic. She is an actress known especially for her roles in 1970s gialli, poliziotteschi, and commedia erotica all'italiana or Italian sex comedies.  She is fluent in English, German, and Italian.
 
After WWII her family was placed in an American controlled resettlement camp where they received permission to emigrate to the United States and eventually settled in San Francisco. When the 1959 film Gidget became a hit, a local San Francisco television station held a beauty and talent contest to crown a teenage girl as "Miss Gidget" on the "Dick Stewart Television Show."  Barbara won and was also offered the chance to be one of the regular dancers on the rock 'n' roll show "The KPIX Dance Party." She was on the show from 1959 until 1962.  She then moved to Hollywood to make a name for herself, but not with her Germanic last name.  She changed that to the French sounding Bouchet.

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database:
Bouchet began her professional acting career as a model on magazine covers and an actress in TV commercials. She made her film debut with an uncredited bit part in the comedy What a Way to Go! (1964). She went on to play a sexy version of Miss Moneypenny in the comedic James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967), and had guest spots on such TV series like "The Virginian" (1962), "Star Trek" (1966), "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964), and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964). In 1970, Barbara moved to Italy and became one of the country's biggest stars.
 For classic exploitation film fans she is widely known as a stunning beauty who has had memorable parts in Italian genre films like the gialli The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971), The Red Queen Kills 7 Times, Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) and poliziotteschi (Italian crime-action films) such as Caliber 9 (1972), Ricco the Mean Machine (1973) and Death Rage (1976).

She continued her acting career in the 1980s mainly on Italian television and in 1985 she founded a production company which released a successful series of fitness and healthy lifestyle books and videos.  In addition, Barbara opened a fitness studio in Rome.  In 2002 she returned to the big screen, playing Mrs. Schermerhorn in Martin Scorsese's gritty epic Gangs of New York.

With the release of many of her films on DVD and Blu-ray, her status as a cult film legend continues to grow.  She still lives in Rome with her family and continues to work in the film and television industry.















See all of Barbara's nude scenes at MrSkin.com!


The Black Belly of the TarantulaDon't Torture a Duckling Ricco the Mean Machine

34 comments:

Kicking Rocks said...

I remember her in Gangs of New York!

HujoThug8825 said...

She's gorgeous

D4 said...

It feels odd finding yourself attracted to someone you probably wouldn't look twice at in real time.

Meghan Moran said...

Quite a bombshell.

Bart said...

total babes. i bet ther bush looks delicious

Pappa Püllï said...

Mannn, that woman is sexy!

Colin B said...

I think I'm in love

well, would be, if i was 30 years older

Waywardly said...

Uhhh I want some of that! I don't care how old they are now. Yes please.

SOMS said...

Barbara Bouchet! Nuff said.

elexerdelex said...

Wow she WAS hot!! but August 15, 1943.... shes 51 years apart from me xD

Lemmiwinks said...

i like your blog. keep up the good work

Thatoneguy said...

That is my kinda lady.

Moob said...

What a beauty.


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Mr Bouchard said...

She sure is hell of a woman!

Malkavian said...

i have to say, i didnt care much for women of the 60s and 70s didnt find them sexy at all with the big hair an all, BUT now there are now 2 Women that make my heart skip a bit from those days Jane Fonda from Barbarella (I was in love with her) and now Barbara Bouchet

The Angry Lurker said...

Gangs of New York, I remember her now.

BTN Hip Hop said...

jesus christ shes hot

Obi-wan Mikenobi said...

My wife say she loves the look of the women from the 60's/70's. I'm finding it hard to disagree with her after looking at these.

I'm glad she changed her name from Goutscher :P

consuela bananahammoc said...

Dang. I'd tap that.

Glovey said...

Excellent post man! Was a really interesting read! thanks for sharing!

LoneIslander said...

Sexy bro.

G said...

hot looking woman!

A Beer for the Shower said...

Wow, stunning.

Jay.CA said...

gorgeous...

meandmythinkingcap said...

totally breathtaking

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I look at this woman and I think "hot damn!" up until about 15 seconds later when it dawns on me that she is very likely sporting a troll doll hairstyle down there....

ed said...

pretty. btw your header creeped me out

thenitefalls said...

I want to be inside Barbara Bouchet :D

DYLON said...

great post about a great looking girl, followed!

Sam said...

What a beautiful, gorgeous woman.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I'd rather be snorting cocaine of a hookers ass! NOT!

She's smokin'

Voit said...

I definitely need to see her in some movies.

Cpt Pownzor said...

absolutely stunning but scary to think she could be my grandmother

sundersartwork said...

Seen a few of her movies, good to see she is still working. Italy had a huge industry churning out sex comedies in the late sixties early seventies. I wonder if a lot of it was down to all the hardship of living under El douche?.

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