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The most beautiful star of the greatest horror masterpiece of Italian film, Black Sunday (1960): Barbara Steele was born on December 29, 1937 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Barbara is loved by her fans for her talent, intelligence, and a dark, mysterious beauty that is unique; her face epitomizes either sweet innocence, or malign evil (she is ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Mill at Calder's End (Short)
The Apparition of the Mill
 2014 The Shutterbug Man (Short) (voice)
 2014 Lost River
 2012 The Butterfly Room
 2008 Her Morbid Desires (Video)
Vanessa Peabody
 1999 The Prophet
Agent Oakley
 1994 Tief oben
Mrs. Wagner
 1991 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Dr. Julia Hoffman / Countess Natalie du Pres
- Episode #1.12 (1991) ... Dr. Julia Hoffman / Countess Natalie du Pres
- Episode #1.11 (1991) ... Dr. Julia Hoffman / Countess Natalie du Pres
- Episode #1.10 (1991) ... Countess Natalie du Pres
- Episode #1.9 (1991) ... Dr. Julia Hoffman / Countess Natalie du Pres
- Episode #1.8 (1991) ... Dr. Julia Hoffman / Countess Natalie du Pres
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Elsa MacMahon (Singapore Christmas Party)
- Part I (1988) ... Elsa MacMahon (Singapore Christmas Party)
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Stoller
- Cataclysm (1983) ... Mrs. Stoller
 1979 The Silent Scream
Victoria Engels
 1978 The Key Is in the Door
 1977 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Idat (scenes deleted)
 1975 The Space-Watch Murders (TV Movie)
 1975 Shivers
 1974 Caged Heat
Supt. McQueen
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
The Widow (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
- The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore (1972) ... The Widow (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
 1969 Honeymoon with a Stranger (TV Movie)
 1968 Handicap (Short)
 1968 La amante estelar (Short)
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
- Bridge of Spies (1966) ... Giana
 1966 An Angel for Satan
Harriet Montebruno / Belinda
 1966 She Beast
 1966 Stop the World: I Want to Get Off
Dancer / Singer (uncredited)
 1966 For Love and Gold
 1966 Young Torless
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
- The Man on the Beach (1965) ... Cleo
 1965 I soldi
 1965 Once Upon a Tractor (Short)
Lady Clerk
 1965 Nightmare Castle
Muriel Arrowsmith / Jenny Arrowsmith
 1964 The Long Hair of Death
Helen Karnstein / Mary Karnstein
 1964 Amore facile
Contessa Bardi-Stucchi (segment "Divorzio italo-americano")
 1964 The Monocle
 1964 Tre per una rapina
Barbara Sims / Germany: Anna
 1964 Les baisers
Thelma (episode 3 "Baiser du soir")
 1964 Undercover Rogue
 1964 I maniaci
Barbara (segment "l'hobby") / Brugnoli's Wife (segment "la cambiale")
 1964 Castle of Blood
Elisabeth Blackwood
 1963 A Sentimental Attempt
 1963 The Ghost
Margaret Hichcock
 1963 The Hours of Love
Gloria Morin
 1962 The Horrible Dr. Hichcock
Cynthia Hichcock
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- Beta Delta Gamma (1961) ... Phyllis
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
- Daughter of Illusion (1960) ... Dolores
 1960 Black Sunday
Katia Vajda / Princess Asa Vajda (as Barbara Steel)
 1960 Your Money or Your Wife
Juliet Frost
 1959 Sapphire
Student (uncredited)
 1959 The 39 Steps
Extra (uncredited)
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
 1958 Houseboat
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1958 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Toni Miller
- Missing Persons (1958) ... Toni Miller
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Has contributed to the audio commentary for the Dark Sky DVD release of "The She-Beast". See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I was born in Ireland. It's a humid and green country. Not at all like Rome. I was born on the same day as Fellini... but not the same year. I'm, therefore, a Capricorn. See more »


Best known by the public for her role as the evil yet sexy witch Princess Asa Vajda in Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960). See more »


Natural brunette hair See more »


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