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Ian Jane
02-23-2012, 03:31 PM
News is just strating to trickle in from Spain, apparantly Lina Romay passed away from cancer on 2/15.

http://conlavozrota.blogspot.com/2012/02/ha-muerto-lina-romay-musa-de-jesus.html

Ian Jane
02-23-2012, 03:32 PM
Google translation:

A few days ago, actor Antonio Mayans gave me very bad news: the actress and muse of Jesus Franco, Lina Romay, had died a few days ago in Malaga. Mayans was accompanying Jesus, who was shattered by the sudden death of someone who was instrumental in his life and in his later years in the profession. Although Lina Romay (not to be confused with the singer and actress who died in 2010 at age 91) died on February 15, in his telephone conversation Mayans I made it clear that Jesus did not want to go public yet. A few minutes ago, however, I have personally spoken with Franco, who have passed on my condolences. He has given me permission to write these lines. Now, with the passage of time, and although the pain is not gone (or probably will), Jesus can at least speak.

An unexpected cancer, fulminant, took a few hours to Lina Romay, born in Barcelona in 1954, support from Madrid director were known several decades ago. His filmography as an actress, almost always next to Jesus, roamed all fields, including those more tricky, as the porno had been a pioneer in this country of prudish. He never hid his forays X, as if others would (and others) with whom he shared set and sex. However, under Franco was also in Night of the murderers (1976), Sadist of Notre Dame (1979), The Fall of the House of Usher (1982) and so many other genre films. She did not like to see on screen, or so he told me once, though he never had qualms about doing what Jesus Franco asked. I was able to treat several times, like the time when both came to Madrid to offer a tribute to the filmmaker on Cinema Dialogue Javier Tolentino (pictured above, right, sitting next to Jesus on "The Seventh vice "on Radio 3). Before we had seen, through José Roberto Vila, in his apartment near the Rose Garden Malaga (the photo above is from that day). He smoked a lot, laughed a lot and loved, respected and admired Jesus. In my Italian book on the director, which included a brief interview with Lina, told me that still love him as the first day. They had many years together, but they were married not long ago. At some ages were developed ... Always were

Andrew Monroe
02-23-2012, 03:58 PM
RIP Lina.

Todd Jordan
02-23-2012, 04:29 PM
WHAT?! Oh man...that sucks. What a kick in the nuts.

Did you know my job is to type the translations over there at Google?

Ian Jane
02-23-2012, 04:34 PM
Yeah it's far from accurate but I don't speak Spanish so it's the best I could do.

Either way, very sad news. She was still pretty young, comparitively speaking. It's maybe morbid to say, but a lot of times when one goes the other goes very quickly, and Jess has been looking very fragile the last few times he's popped up over the last year or two. :(

Very sad. They always seemed like such a cool couple. Not everything they made together was great but a lot of it was and even the misfires still had an obvious passion behind them.

Ian Jane
02-23-2012, 06:16 PM
Bob Monell just posted a nice blog update re: Lina's passing.

http://robertmonell.blogspot.com/2012/02/haunted-world-of-lina-romay-1954-2012.html?spref=tw

Mark C.
02-23-2012, 06:17 PM
This makes me sad :-(

Alison Jane
02-23-2012, 06:35 PM
Sucks. It makes me happy though that she had seen and liked my site.

Todd Jordan
02-23-2012, 06:52 PM
And you gave me that signed photo of her. It's displayed proudly.

Todd Jordan
02-23-2012, 09:03 PM
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9837/91456667.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/91456667.jpg/)

Alex K.
02-23-2012, 10:19 PM
Totally unexpected. Not the greatest actress in the world but she certainly had a presence. Shocking to see Jess out live her.

Ryan K
02-23-2012, 11:40 PM
Terrible news. RIP.
Lorna The Exorcist will finally get a spin in the player this weekend.

That signed photo is dope.

Ian Jane
02-24-2012, 10:41 AM
Totally unexpected. Not the greatest actress in the world but she certainly had a presence. Shocking to see Jess out live her.

Not the greatest, no, probably not - BUT, you've got to admire the committment she showed in certain roles. She's completely convincing in the finales of Doriana Grey, Lorna The Exorcist and Female Vampire. She shows such a fantastic blend of hypersexualized vamping and just an utterly bonkers broken psychee in those roles (my three favorites, if I had to pick) that it's obvious that she definitely had more going for her than just her looks. People tend to dismiss her work (I'm speaking in generalizations here and I don't mean you, Alex) I think because so much of it is sexual, but she had some pretty serious acting chops and proved it when given the right material and the right roles.

She also made some stinkers too, but with someone as prolific as her, that's generally not a shock.

Alex K.
02-24-2012, 11:06 AM
Well, the only Franco film I like is Vampyros Lesbos. Everything else he's done except for maybe Ilsa the Wicked Warden (and I have to be in just the right 'I'm about to fall asleep but I feel like watching Eurotrash' state of mind to appreciate that one) I really didn't like. So maybe there's a couple of pictures where she rose above the occasion. I'm just not masochistic enough to go through all the Franco films to find them ;) .

Ian Jane
02-24-2012, 11:21 AM
Fair enough. I like enough Franco stuff to consider myself a fan but can easily see why people don't like his work.

Tim Lucas wrote a nice obituary style article and posted it on his blog here (http://videowatchdog.blogspot.com/2012/02/francos-muse-lina-romay-1954-2012.html#comment-form).

The Hungarian Inframan
02-24-2012, 11:54 AM
Not the greatest, no, probably not - BUT, you've got to admire the committment she showed in certain roles. She's completely convincing in the finales of Doriana Grey, Lorna The Exorcist and Female Vampire. She shows such a fantastic blend of hypersexualized vamping and just an utterly bonkers broken psychee in those roles (my three favorites, if I had to pick) that it's obvious that she definitely had more going for her than just her looks. People tend to dismiss her work (I'm speaking in generalizations here and I don't mean you, Alex) I think because so much of it is sexual, but she had some pretty serious acting chops and proved it when given the right material and the right roles.

She also made some stinkers too, but with someone as prolific as her, that's generally not a shock.

very well said

Ian Jane
02-24-2012, 12:14 PM
Another nice write up here:

http://www.brutalashell.com/2012/02/lina-romay-rip/

And no matter how many times I see this clip, it's still very bitter sweet.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qKABeBoz2IQ

Ian Jane
02-24-2012, 01:08 PM
Another nice write up (NSFW) from Lars at Bad Ass Digest

http://badassdigest.com/2012/02/24/goodbye-bare-breasted-countess/

Mike Howlett
02-24-2012, 06:45 PM
There was certainly nobody else like her in cinema history. Damn. RIP.

Ian Jane
03-23-2012, 04:32 PM
Pretty cool write up here:

http://bcmh.cryptonarrative.com/?p=179