Marisa Mell was a child of the sixties. Born in 1939, she started her movie carreer at the end of the 1950's early 1960's, so it was fashionable at that time for women to start smoking like men did for centuries! Marisa Mell was no exception! She loved smoking and did smoke a lot. You could even ask when did she not smoke! Even in the last years of her life, before the diagnoses of throat cancer, cigarettes were often her only companion in harsh times! Her favorite brand was the German brand "HB", short for "Haus Bergmann"! HB cigarettes belonged to the ten top-selling brands in Germany at that time with a market share of 3,5%. From 1959 untill 1984, HB was the market leader among the German brands, 1975 even the market leader in entire Europe. Today, HB cigarettes are not advertised anymore due to government regulations in most of the European countries but despite this fact, HB smokers still stick to "their" brand which causes HB still being a long seller. Marisa Mell did not only smoke in private but also smoked in several of her movies like Venusberg in 1963, French Dressing in 1964, Train d'enfer in 1965, New York chiama Super Dragon in 1966, Objectif 500 millions in 1966 and Les Belles au bois dormantes in 1969.