Sylvia Lopez

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Sylvia Lopez
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Tatjana Bernt

(1933-11-10)November 10, 1933
Died(1959-11-20)November 20, 1959 (age 26)
Nice, France
Other namesTania Karen
Sylvia Sinclair
OccupationActress, model
Spouse(s)Francis Lopez
7 November 1956–her death

Sylvia Lopez (November 10, 1933 – November 20, 1959) was a French model and actress.[1]

Career as a model[edit]

Born Tatjana Bernt, she was raised in Paris, where she began a career in modelling. Eventually she modeled for couturier Jacques Fath, the first French fashion designer to export his creations to the United States. Appearing under the name "Sylvia Sinclair", Bernt earned enough exposure to attract the attention of film producers.

Career in acting[edit]

In November 1956 she became the second wife of the composer Francis Lopez. As Sylvia Lopez, she made her first of two French-language films following which she appeared in several Italian swashbucklers with American stars such as Steve Reeves and Lex Barker that were commercially successful and for which she received favorable reviews.

Early death[edit]

Diagnosed with leukemia, Lopez died while working on the set of a film Voulez-vous danser avec moi? with Brigitte Bardot.

Sylvia Lopez is interred in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris.


Year Title Role Notes
1956 Baratin Patricia Dubois-Dumas as Tania Karen
1957 Cinq millions comptant Loulou as Sylvia Sinclair
Mademoiselle et son gang Marie-Christine Uncredited
1958 Tabarin Florence Didier
1959 Herod the Great Mariam / Miriam Italian title - Erode il grande
Hercules Unchained Queen Omphale, of Lidia Italian title - Ercole e la regina di Lidia
Son of the Red Corsair Carmen di Montélimar Italian title - Il Figlio del corsaro rosso
Il Moralista Woman in the Nightclub in Munich Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Sylvia Lopez". Retrieved 2014-07-05.

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