Barbara Bouchet

Biography

Date of Birth 15 August 1943, Reichenberg, Sudetenland, Germany. [now Liberec, Czech Republic] Birth Name Barbara Goutscher Mini Biography Stunningly beautiful and charismatic blonde actress Barbara Bouchet was born Barbara Goutscher on August 15th, 1943 in Reichenburg, Sudetenland, Czechslovakia. Her family was forced to leave the country when Barbara was a little girl and settled in San Francisco, Califoria. Bouchet attended Galileo High School. In 1959, Bouchet won the "Miss Gidget" beauty contest which was held by the local television station KPIX-TV. She briefly dated famous male actor James Darren. Barbara was featured as a dancer on the teen-targeted rock'n'roll TV show, The KPIX Dance Party, from 1959 to 1962. Bouchet began her official 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 Sikken en seks-tur (1964). Bouchet soon became known for openly flaunting her spectacularly curvaceous figure in several pictures: clad in alluring silk harem robes in Han, hun og haremet (1965), cavorting nude on the beaches of Pearl Harbor in the World War II epic Første sejr (1965), and wearing a bikini for the bulk of her screen time in Hemmelig agent for H.A.R.M. (1966). She also portrayed "Ursula" in Bob Fosse's outstanding musical Sweet Charity (1969), made for a nicely sultry "Miss Moneypenny" in the tongue-in-cheek 007 outing James Bond 007 - Casino Royale (1967), and had guest spots on such TV series as "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, Bouchet became fed-up with being typecast as mindless sexpots in Hollywood fare and moved to Italy. She soon became one of Italy's top actresses, carving out a fruitful niche for herself in sex comedies, giallo murder mysteries and gritty police crime thrillers. Among her most memorable roles in these Italian features are the brazen spoiled rich lady "Patrizia" in Lucio Fulci's disturbing Non si sevizia un paperino (1972) ("Don't Torture A Duckling"), prostitute "Francine" in Casa d'appuntamento (1972) ("The French Sex Murders"), modeling agency choreographer "Kitty" in La dama rossa uccide sette volte (1972) ("Red Queen Kills 7 Times"), saucy love interest "Scilla" in the splendidly sleazy Ricco (1973), and enticing stripper "Anny" in Con la rabbia agli occhi (1976) ("Death Rage"). Bouchet had an unforgettably steamy lesbian love scene with Rosalba Neri in Alla ricerca del piacere (1972) ("Amuck") and appeared alongside fellow Bond girls Barbara Bach and Claudine Auger in La tarantola dal ventre nero (1971) ("The Black Belly of the Tarantula"). Barbara married producer Luigi Borghese in 1976. In 1983, at age 40, Bouchet did a nude pictorial for the Italian edition of "Penthouse" magazine. Bouchet started her own production company in 1985 and launched her own line of fitness books and videos. She also opened her own health club in Rome. Barbara most recently popped up in a small role (as fellow giallo star David Hemmings' wife) in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York (2002). Bouchet speaks English, German and Italian with equal fluency. Barbara Bouchet continues to act in both films and TV shows, alike, made in Italy. Spouse Luigi Borghese (1974 - present) (separated) 2 children Trivia Two sons with Luigi Borghese: Alessandro Borghese (b. 1974), who is a chef hosting a show on the Italian cable TV, and Massimiliano Borghese (b. 1989), a bartender. Personal Quotes I prefer working and living here. It's a more humane environment than Hollywood. I like the work and at the same time keep my family and my sanity. (on the benefits of acting and living in Italy)

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Feast of Flesh

Kitty Wildenbrück

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Caliber 9

Nelly Bordon

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Amuck

Greta Franklin

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Black Belly of the Tarantula

Maria Zani

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Death Rage

Anny

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Cry of a Prostitute

Margie

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Spaghetti a Mezzanotte

Celeste La Grasta

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Un tipo con una faccia strana ti cerca per ucciderti

Scilla

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All the Colors of Giallo

Self - Actress

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Duck in Orange Sauce

Patty

Starring In
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Diabolik chi sei?

Countess Wiendemar

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Tolo Tolo

Signora Inge

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Calibro 9

Nelly

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All the Colors of Giallo

Self - Actress

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Rome in Love

Betty Richichi

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Metti la Nonna in Freezer

Nonna Birgit

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Easy

Delia

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Das Wetter in Geschlossenen Räumen

Herself

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Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s

Self (archive footage)

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Butterfly zone - Il senso della farfalla

Signora con i baffi

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Gangs of New York

Mrs. Schermerhorn

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The Scarlet and the Black

Minna Kappler

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The Scarlet and the Black

Minna Kappler

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Crema, cioccolata e pa... prika

Eleonora

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Per favore, occupati di Amelia

Amelia

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Spaghetti a Mezzanotte

Celeste La Grasta

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La moglie in vacanza... l'amante in città

Valeria Damiani

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Sabato, domenica e venerdì...

Enza (segment "Domenica")

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How to Lose a Wife and Find a Lover

Eleonora Rubens

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Blood and Diamonds

Lisa

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Sex with a Smile

The Woman (segment "I soldi in banca")

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Spogliamoci Così, Senza Pudor...

Violante (Segment "L'armadio Di Troia")

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Tutti possono arricchire tranne i poveri

Contessa Federici Fontana

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Death Rage

Anny

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Duck in Orange Sauce

Patty

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Down the Ancient Stairs

Carla

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La Svergognata

Silvia Lorenzi, Fabio's wife

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Un tipo con una faccia strana ti cerca per ucciderti

Scilla

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Cry of a Prostitute

Margie

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Don't Torture a Duckling

Patrizia

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Feast of Flesh

Kitty Wildenbrück

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The French Sex Murders

Francine

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Smile Before Death

Party guest (uncredited)

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1001 Nights of Pleasure

Mariam

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Caliber 9

Nelly Bordon

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Amuck

Greta Franklin

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Black Belly of the Tarantula

Maria Zani

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Sweet Charity

Ursula

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Danger Route

Marita

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Casino Royale

Moneypenny

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In Harm's Way

Liz Eddington

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Sex and the Single Girl

Photographer at Anniversary Party. (uncredited)

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What a Way to Go!

Girl on Plane (uncredited)

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A Global Affair

Minor Role

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Good Neighbor Sam

Receptionist (uncredited)

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The Bedtime Story

German Girl (uncredited)

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