Monica Swinn, (born Monika Swuine; 19 September 1948) is a Belgian actress, best known for her roles in French and European soft pornographic films of the 1970s, particularly those of the sexploitation and horror film genre. She starred in many of Jesus Franco's films, including Female Vampire (1973) as Princess de Rochefort and Women Without Innocence (1978) which occasionally featured her in hardcore lesbian scenes with Lina Romay and another Franco regular, Alice Arno; different versions of films such as the Female Vampire had to be produced because of their explicit scenes. She tended to play characters with a sexual vulnerability, usually maids, prisoners or isolated aristocratic women. According to Swinn herself she was typecast, recalling after reading a typical Franco script: "I'd mull over the previous scenes and think to myself, "this can't be the same character"; "how many films am I really making"."

Filmography

  • Overdrive (1970)
  • Bande de cons! – Noose (uncredited) (1970)
  • Le sexe enragé (short) – Monelle (1970)
  • La tzira (short) – Cannibal girl (1970)
  • The Lover (1972)
  • Al otro lado del espejo – Marie's Girlfriend (1973)
  • Female Vampire – Princess de Rochefort (1973)
  • La fête des fous (1974)
  • Hommes de joie pour femmes vicieuses – Alba Ory (1974)
  • The Perverse Countess – Prisoner (1974)
  • Prout prout tralala (short) – Narrator (voice) (uncredited) (1974)
  • Célestine, bonne à tout faire (1974)
  • Curse of the Living Dead – Girl in tavern (1974)
  • Draguse ou le manoir infernal – Draguse (1975)
  • Downtown – Die nackten Puppen der Unterwelt – Olga Ramos (1975)
  • La marque de Zorro – Miss Hayes (1975)
  • Les baiseuses – Fabienne Meunier – directrice de la maison de correction (1975)
  • Le jouisseur – Mrs. Lapierre (1975)
  • Les nuits brûlantes de Linda (1975)
  • Lorna Steiner (1975)
  • Les chatouilleuses (1975) – Simone
  • Une cage dorée (1976) – Barmaid
  • Die Marquise von Sade (1976) – journalist
  • Paris porno (1976)
  • Midnight Party – Linda (1976)
  • Caged Women – The Wardress (1976)
  • Les emmerdeuses – Pindar (1976)
  • Helltrain – Ingrid Schüler (1977)
  • Shining Sex – Madame Pécame (1977)
  • Ces sacrées anglaises (1977)
  • Cinéma 16 (TV series), episode:Au bout du printemps (1977)
  • Frauen im Liebeslager – Maria (1977)
  • Once Upon a Virgin (1977)
  • East of Berlin – Greta (1978)
  • Women Without Innocence – Sandra Mauro (1978)
  • L'éventreur de Notre-Dame – Maria, a sadist (1979)
  • Le sexe enragé de la fée sanguinaire – Monelle (1979)
  • Les petites sauvages (1982)
  • The Duke of Burgundy (2014)