Silvia solar (1940-2011)

She died last week in Lloret de Mar, where she’d been living for years, of undisclosed causes. No mention in the media. She was a Miss France whose film career took place primarily in Barcelona, frequently under the aegis of Iquino. At least six Euro-westerns to her name. Her real name was Geneviève Couzain.

She wasn’t such a beautiful face like others actress of that period in the same “metier” like Nadiuska, Vega or even Lyberten and Helga Liné, but still a very familiar face. I’ve just recently watched Los violadores del amanecer and Las ratas no duermen de noche


She wasn’t really in the same metier as Nadiuska, Adriana Vega, Helga Liné or Eva Lyberten. They did lots of softcore; Solar appeared in such films, but in character roles.

In Los violadores del amanecer, by the way, Solar is dubbed by a Spanish actress, but Solar is recognisable as the dubbed voice of the black actress (Jennifer James) who appears towards the end. These switch-arounds are common in Spanish cinema at the time.
Iquino’s Los violadores, by the way, is a delirious Spanish rape-and-retribution film featuring, among other things, a doctor that smokes and a Catholic priest that condones abortion. The news of Solar’s death was broken in a Spanish forum by Ricard Reguant, who appears in that film as an actor (he’s the young bearded cop) and dubs the voice of one of the thugs.

Thanks for the posting Nzoog. Sad she’s gone and forgotten by todays press.