My Top 5 Women in Dinosaur and Fantasy films from Yesteryear
(films 25 years and older)
5) Jane Seymour – Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger – as Farah
If playing chess with an intelligent Mandrill isn’t enough, she comes face to face with a troglodyte, a giant walrus, and a saber tooth tiger.
4) Victoria Vetri – When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth – as Sanna
She escapes being sacrificed to the sun god, clashes with the dark-haired tribe, and eventually makes friends with a dinosaur, all while just barely keeping her tighter-than-a-glove bikini top on. (note: in the uncut version, the bikini top does come off.)
3) Caroline Munro – The Golden Voyage of Sinbad – as Margiana
The tattooed eye on her hand calls forth the great Cyclops centaur for a battle of good vs. evil. A handful of 1970’s Hammer horror films playing alongside Lee and Cushing and even bigger roles in At the Earth’s Core (Amicus) and Star Crash clinch the spot for her.
2) Fay Wray – King Kong – as Anne Darrow
She is the ultimate damsel in distress, taken by force, but enduring and surviving a savage world.
1) Raquel Welch – One Million Years BC – as Loana
It was the fur bikini that entranced the world. A young Raquel Welch becomes a star despite not a single word of dialogue in the film.
Jessica Lange – King Kong (1976) – as Dwan
Barbara Bach – Caveman (1981) – Lana
Tanya Roberts – Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (1984) – as Sheena
recommended by Bubbawheat, http://flightstightsandmovienights.com/
Martine Beswick, also from One Million Years BC (1966)
suggested by Alharron
Your suggestions for honorable mentions are welcome.
Also check out:
My Top 5 Women in Sci-Fi flicks of yesteryear
I will be doing a Top Five Women in Horror flicks of Yesteryear soon…