According to José Manuel Serrano Cueto's blog, Jess Franco's muse and companion Lina Romay died of cancer in Malaga on the 15th of February. Jess did not wish to spread this shocking news until now.
I've watched three films with Lina earlier this month, EL SEXO ESTA LOCO,
HELTER SKELTER and ANGEL OF DEATH 2, unaware that she was no longer living. This just seems so absurd. But she is gone. So det. Alma Pereira in PAULA-PAULA must have been one of her very last roles...
Lina Romay in Andreas Bethmann's ANGEL OF DEATH 2
Tonight I am watching VAMPIRE JUNCTION, another one of those Jess' little talked about ONE SHOT PRODUCTIONS movies co-starring Lina Romay.
And let's face it, Romay herself was very little talked about in her lifetime. There was no site or blog dedicated to her. Well, there was one which published lots of screengrabs, but it sort of disappeared after a while.
And now that she's suddenly died, internet is exploding with finely-worded obituaries. That's the way it goes...