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Lina Romay, Spanish actress, died from cancer she was , 57


Lina Romay (born Rosa María Almirall Martínez)  was a Spanish actress who often appeared in films directed by her long-time companion (and later husband) Jesús Franco died from cancer she was , 57. She died in 2012, at age 57, from cancer in Málaga, Spain. Her husband Franco died a year later in 2013.

(25 June 1954 – 15 February 2012)

Movie career

Romay was born in Barcelona.
Following graduation from high school, she studied the arts, married
actor/photographer Raymond Hardy (they later divorced), and began acting
in stage productions. She began appearing in Jesús Franco’s films from
the time that they met in 1971. She appeared in more than a hundred
feature films, most of them directed by Franco. The majority of their
films together were in the adult film
genre, but she has also starred in many horror, comedy and
action/adventure films as well. Among the most famous of her cult horror
movies are The Bare Breasted Countess (aka Female Vampire), Jack the Ripper, Exorcisms and Black Masses, and Barbed Wire Dolls.[1]

Romay admitted to being an exhibitionist in interviews and many of her X-rated films involved oral sex and lesbianism. She took the name Lina Romay from the actress and jazz artist from the 1940s.[2]

Lina Romay and Jesús Franco were partners for decades, and they were officially married on April 25, 2008.[3] She died on February 15, 2012, at age 57, from cancer in Málaga, Spain. Her husband Franco died soon after, in 2013.

Selected filmography

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