Sylvia Lopez

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

Sylvia Lopez
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 1956her death

Career as a model

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

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

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 Film Role Notes
1956 Baratin Patricia Dubois-Dumas as Tania Karen
1957 Mademoiselle et son gang uncredited
Cinq millions comptant Loulou as Sylvia Sinclair
1958 Tabarin Florence Didier
1959 Il Moralista
Herod the Great 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


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

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