Brazilian actress Norma Bengell died of lung cancer today October 9 in a Rio de Janiero, Brazil hospital. She was 78. Bengell had been living in poverty and ill health for several years now. An international film and singing star she appeaed in two Euro-westerns: “The Hellbenders” (1966) and “Fedra West” (aka I Do Not Forgive… I Kill!") in 1967. Bengell was once married to actor Gabriele Tinti [1932-1991] (1963–1969).
This has been a terrible two weeks for the genre with some of the greats of the genre Vincenzoni, Gemma, Lizzani and now Bengell all passing.