Sergio Ciani, best known as Alan Steel, born on September 7, 1935 and died September 5, 2015 in his sleep, he was an Italian bodybuilder and actor.
Born in Rome, Ciani started his career as a stuntman, then he became the body double of Steve Reeves in Hercules Unchained and in The Giant of Marathon, in which he also played a minor role.
From early sixties he adopted the stage name Alan Steel and starred the leading roles in a number of peplum films of good commercial success.
With the decline of the genre Steel thinned out his appearances, until his retirement at the end of the seventies.
Ciani died in his sleep at his house in Ostia, aged 79.