Sybil Danning (born May 24, 1949 in Wels, Austria) is best known for her many outstanding roles in B-movies, science fiction films, and action movies.
Born in Ried im Innkreis, Austria as Sybille Johanna Danninger, she became an actress after leaving home around 1965 at the age of 16. She was a notable sex symbol in the 1980s and some of her best known appearances include Battle Beyond the Stars, Reform School Girls, Chained Heat, They're Playing with Fire, and an episode of the 1980s TV series V.
She reportedly lost out on the lead female role in Octopussy to Swedish actress Maud Adams.
Although she still makes appearances at science fiction conventions, Danning has not appeared on screen since 1989.
As of 2000, Danning has been serving as President and Chief Operating Officer for Adventuress Productions, which she cofounded in 1989 with S. C. Dacy and Robert P. Palazzo.