The mighty Florinda was born in Brazil but moved to Italy after being discovered by Luchino Visconti. She has worked with several high profile directors in her career including John Cassavetes and Vittorio De Sica and she has won several prestigious acting awards in Italy. However, it is her Euro Cult work we are interested in here. Florinda starred in several Gialli and they were roles of mighty substance in which she had to act her socks off as opposed to lying around in her scanties looking beautiful. In Lucio Fulci's Don't Torture a Duckling - one of the greatest Gialli ever made - Florinda played a vengeful witch who gets whipped to death by ignorant villagers looking for a scapegoat over a spate of deaths of young boys. In Flavia the Heretic, she plays a crusading nun looking to overthrow the repressive convent regime. Again, she meets a bitter end. And on Footsteps on the Moon, she was required to play a woman slowly losing her mind. So Florinda had some pretty meaty roles in her Gialli. After the Giallo cycle of films ended, Florinda moved into the mainstream. Today she works as a director and she is widely respected in her adopted homeland Italy.