Production info

Nefertiti, Regina del Nilo
Italy, 1961

Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Amedeo Nazzari
Directed by Fernando Cerchio


A young girl is forced by her father, a powerful priest, to marry the mentally ill prince Amenophis despite her love for a sculptor. Her father hands down a death sentence for the sculptor, but he is pardoned by the prince who happens to be his friend. The prince becomes pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife's name is changed to Nefertiti. The sculptor is commissioned to craft a bust of the queen, his true love, and they find each other again, but they cannot be together for the sake of the mental stability of the king. Her father seeks the chance to use the king's instability to take complete power. The king is pushed to suicide, Nefertiti becomes queen, while in the struggle her father is killed, and she is finally reunited with her lover.

English titles: "Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile" and "Queen of the Nile".

NOTICE - This website contains documentation and other information about motion pictures, television movies and episodes from television series related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. It is intended to serve the study of ancient Egypt as a phenomenon in modern popular culture media. As such, the material is provided in the sense of specialty media fan information, solely for non-commercial, non-profit research or educational use. Though the copyright to most photographic material presented here is owned by third parties, the editor wishes to express that in line with the aforementioned use no copyright infringement is intended. For this reason the resolution of all images is limited to thumbnail size. In this respect the visitor should be aware that the use of image material from this site for purposes other than private viewing may infringe copyrights owned by others. The further copying, redistribution, or publication of any part of this site is therefore prohibited. Any concern about or objection to material placed on this site can at all times be made known to the editor and will be addressed. This website does not feature ads, does not generate profit in any way and does not use cookies.

Created and maintained by Hans van den Berg
This site is ©2000-2019 Hans van den Berg, The Netherlands. All Rights Reserved.