Gilda Arancio is a French actress who has worked mainly in the operatic cinema of the 1970s. Gilda Arancio is mainly a career director in operatic films that go through their peak period in the 1970s. These small-budget works, toured indifferently throughout Europe, usually mix sex and horror. Jess Franco, with whom she collaborates on three occasions, is one of the most emblematic directors. She works a lot between 1973 and 1976, most often in an erotic register. She then makes a brief passage through pornographic cinema and agrees to make some "hardcore" scenes especially for Guy Maria. Gilda Arancio's filmography is quite difficult to establish, the actress being sometimes uncredited or credited under different pseudonyms (Gilda York, Gilda Anderson, Gilda Jacob), and the films in which she participates often appear under different titles.