Euphimia ("Femi") Benussi is the star of the Italian erotic comedy and horror films of the 60s and 80s of the last century. The most famous work of the actress is the role of the Moon in the 1966 film "Birds Big and Small" by the famous director Paolo Pasolini.
Euphimia was born in early March 1945 in the Italian multinational town of Rovinj. At that time and until the very end of World War II, the city was under the control of German invaders until the very surrender. As a result of the war, the entire district of Istria, which included Rovinj, became part of Yugoslavia. In the nineties, the city became part of Croatia.
You can imagine what the childhood of the future actress was like. Post-war meager life, hard-earned secondary education, hardships, hardships and a big dream - someday to shine on stage.
After school, seventeen-year-old Femi fell in love and, following her love, left for Rome. The wonderful romance lasted only three months, and then the girl was left alone. Thanks to her beautiful appearance, she quickly was able to find a place for herself in the cinema and on the theater stage. At first, these were only cameo roles.
In 1965, Femi starred in the cult horror film "The Bloody Abyss of Horror", where she played one of the models who came to a photo shoot in the distant mansion of a crazy rich man. And even then her chiseled figure was appreciated and they began to make offers to her to act in films of a genre that was completely new for Europe - erotic comedy.
Femi soon became an icon of the frivolous Sexual Revolution films and worked. Like crazy. Only in the 75th year, 15 films were released with her participation, in the 76th - eight, and so on until the 80s. The actress, unfortunately, quickly became a hostage to the image of a libertine and a prostitute, and she was no longer invited to other roles.
She dreamed of becoming a writer and acting in serious films, but the only creative success in serious cinema was the picture at the very beginning of her career "Birds Big and Small" by the famous director Paolo Pasolini.
Femi Benussi starred in more than eighty genre films, became one of the most coveted movie stars, became famous as a sex symbol. And in 1983, having finished her next job, she simply left the screens, abruptly ending her acting career.
The exhausting and demanding work in all the years of his career did not involve a family or a relationship. The actress did not seek to get married, although most free and wealthy men of that time would like to offer her a hand, a heart and all their property.
As a vicious woman on the screen, Femi remained a shy hermit in her life, living in her small house with her beloved dog. And practically nothing is known about the further fate of the once very famous actress. 18 years after her retirement from the cinema, she gave an interview, where she did not touch on her own activities, relationships or hobbies.