Ann Gunning

  1. Rosanna Podesta, Helen of Troy, US-Italy, 1955. US and Italy, it says, yet there were mainly Brits in the cast. Two had even tested for Helen – Gunning and Eileen More. Neither name sounded correct for “the face that launched a thousnd ships.” The perfect Helen was in a suport role on the reccommendation of Robert Wise’s assistant director – Sergio Leone, no less. She was… Brigitte Bardot! Earlier that year, he had picked her for another film he was assisting on: Tradita… eventually called Night of Love during the American BBoom years.


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