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Erika Blanc
Erika Blanc in the movie The Devil's Nightmare (1971)
Enrica Bianchi Colombatto

(1942-07-23) 23 July 1942 (age 81)
Brescia, Kingdom of Italy

Erika Blanc (born Enrica Bianchi Colombatto; 23 July 1942) is an Italian actress.


Her most notable role was as the first fictional character Emmanuelle in Io, Emmanuelle (1969). Blanc starred in several cult European horror films, including The Third Eye (1966), Kill, Baby, Kill (1966), So Sweet... So Perverse (1969), The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971), The Devil's Nightmare (1971), The Red Headed Corpse (1972) and Mark of the Devil Part II (1973).[1]

Her other film credits include roles in Django Shoots First (1966), Long Arm of the Godfather (1972), Tony Arzenta (1973), The Stranger and the Gunfighter (1974), Eye of the Cat (1976) and Dream of a Summer Night (1983).

She recently returned to films with small but intense roles under the direction of Turkish-born director Ferzan Özpetek, acting as Antonia's mother in Le fate ignoranti (2001), and as the sensitive, alcohol-addicted Maria Clara in Cuore Sacro (2005). In 2003 she starred as the grandmother in Adored, directed by Marco Filiberti.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Masked Slasher (1 February 2010). "Saturday Nightmares: The Night Evelyn Came Out of Her Grave (1971)". Dread Central. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2021.