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Film Fatales: Valentina
de Santis (The Red Skull's Daughter)
Captain America is
and one of the reasons I say this is for actress Francesca Neri.
She plays the villainess Valentina de
Santis and is the daughter of Red Skull, the main villain in the
picture. Valentina is a spicy Italian henchwoman, and although
she doesn't really do or say anything sexy, she comes off being VERY
sexy. The way she struts, her omnipotent attitude, all bring to
mind the spoiled little princess image. Nice wardrobe, too.
She's absolutely bad and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
Valentina may be pretty, but she's also pretty nasty. She gets
what's coming to her by the end of the movie when Captain America hits
her with his shield. It's hard to say what exactly happens to
Valentina. You see Captain America throw the shield at her, and
you see the shield as it's about to hit her face, but you don't see it
actually strike her. It's assumed that she is killed by the force
of the heavy shield or by decapitation. At any rate, she doesn't
come back to bother our red, white and blue hero anymore! It
isn't often that we see such a beautiful, almost angelic-looking
actress playing a really nasty film fatale. Ms. Neri did very