Marpessa Dawn in Black Orpheus.

Marpessa Dawn (1934 - 2008)

Film Deaths Edit

  • The Woman Eater (Womaneater) (1957) [Native Girl Sacrifice]: Eaten (off-camera) by the giant carnivorous plant at the end of a sacrificial ceremony.
  • Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro; Orfeu do Carnaval) (1959) [Eurydice]: Accidentally electrocuted when Breno Mello turns on the switch while Marpessa is hanging from the power line in a warehouse. Her body is shown again later on when Breno arrives at the morgue and carries her out.
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