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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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Gloria Morin
Black Sunday
Black Sunday Katia Vajda / Princess Asa Vajda
Pit and the Pendulum
Pit and the Pendulum Elizabeth Barnard Medina
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 2016 Minutes Past Midnight
The Apparition of the Mill (segment 'The Mill At Calder's End')
 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 Prophet (Video)
Agent Oakley
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau
Dr. Moreau's Former Wife (scenes deleted)
 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)
 1976 Fellini's Casanova
Venetian alchemist (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 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 Castle of Blood
Elisabeth Blackwood
 1964 Les baisers
Thelma (episode 3 "Baiser du soir")
 1964 White Voices
 1964 I maniaci
Barbara (segment "l'hobby") / Brugnoli's Wife (segment "la cambiale")
 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 Flaming Star
Roslyn Pierce (scenes deleted)
 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 The Heart of a Man
Girl (scenes deleted)
 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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1 Interview | 8 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[on Black Sunday (1960)] In ten days, Mario Bava had not been able to work the lighting as he had planned it. As an old chief camera operator, he attached much importance to the image. I find that, in our time, the cinema is less and less a visual art. It was much more beautiful in the 1930s, for example. One finds less and less imagination concerning the visual planning. Love scenes are filmed ... See more »


She was reportedly the last person to be signed as a contract player by the J. Arthur Rank Organization. See more »


Deep sultry voice See more »


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