Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)

85m (USA), 88m (France), 90m (Norway)
35mm film, colour
mono, English

A Canadian borderline horror film directed by Jean Lafleur.

Plot Summary

The notorious – and apparently ageless – Ilsa has resurfaced, in 1953 Siberia where she is running a harsh Gulag prison camp, “retraining” dissidents. After Stalin's death, The camp is closed and Ilsa flees to Montreal where she opens a brothel. But one of her former victims, Yakurin, has survived and in 1977 runs into her again…


* = uncredited

Directed by: Jean Lafleur
© Mount Everest Enterprises 1977
Mount Everest Enterprises presents
Produced by: Julian Parnell
Production Manager: Claude Leger
Written by: Marven McGara
1st Assistant Director: Daniel Hausmann
Director of Photography: Richard Ciupka
1st Assistant Camera: Georges Krawczykowsky
2nd Assistant Camera: Ernest Spiteri
Head Gaffer: John Berri
Assistant Gaffers: Michael Paul Belisle, Jean Paul Houle
Grip: Jonny Daoust
Stills: Attila Dory
Editor: Debra Karjala
Post Production: Danny Goldberg
Sound Mix: Mirrophonic
Costume Design: Nicolietta Massone
Wardrobe: Susan David
Make-up: Michelle Dion
Hairdresser: Pierre David
Special Effects: André Trielli, Angelo Rizzo
Artistic Director: Claude Marchand
Assistant Art Director: Jean Lavigne
Props: Claude Charbonneau
Set Construction: Romeo Turcotte, Stephen Reichell
Production Assistants: Jean Bourret, Pierre D'Avreau, Nestor Golets, Paul Ancona
Special Thanks to: Corby Distilleries Inc; Natural Furs Ltd; Proparms Ltd; Viking Sauna Corp; Commercial Carpet Distributors; Aqua King Montreal; West End Oil Ltd.; Argo All Terrain – V.T.T. Enrg.; Skil Canada Ltd.
Location Manager: Phil Desjardins
Locations: Montréal, Québec, Canada *
Studio: Panavision, Montréal, Québec, Canada *

Dyanne Thorne (Ilsa)
Michel Morin
Jean-Guy Latour (Gregory)
Michel Maillot
Tony Angelo
Terry Coady
Joe Mattia
Sonny Forbes
Greg Gianis
Howard Mauer
Michel René Labelle
Gilbert Beaumont
Ray Landry
Terry Haig
Jacques Morin
Henry Gamer
Jorma Lindqvist
Gil Viviano
Anne Marie Guenette
Nicole Fortin
Bertha Pierre
Carole Péloquin
Carol Downs
Kirk McColl
Judy Galt
Lucie Hutchins

Alternative Titles

Bödeln från Sibirien – Sweden
Ilsa, die Tigerin – West Germany
Ilsa, la tigresse du goulag – France
La tigre del sesso – Italy
La tigresa – Venezuela

Sequel to
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS (1974)
Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)

See also
Greta – Haus ohne Männer (1977)



  • The Dark Side no.64 p.31 – review