Sylva Koscina was born in 1933 in what was then the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. She was of Polish and Greek descent. She moved to Italy during World War II. Some of her credits include Hercules (1958), Hercules Unchained (1960), Deadlier Than the Male (1966) & The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968). She passed away in 1994 in Rome from breast cancer.