Hammer Glam-o-rama

by videovoid | created - 13 Jul 2011 | updated - 24 Jan 2012 | Public

The women of Hammer- even if you don't know them by name, you know their beautiful faces. Perhaps it was a close-up of her seductive eyes, a scream, a costume (or lack of one), or her vampire lips that haunted you, but once it was imprinted on your brain, you were hopelessly given up to the late night or early morning Hammer film watching ritual. Long live these screen sirens who have made this mortal existence more bearable!

1. Veronica Carlson

Actress | The Horror of Frankenstein

Striking, pale complexioned, blonde English actress who is best known as the female lead of several late 1960s Hammer horror films. These roles include as the hapless Maria being terrorized by fanged Christopher Lee in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), brutalized by the evil Peter Cushing in ...

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Horror of Frankenstein.

other notable films: The Ghoul

2. Kate O'Mara

Actress | Doctor Who

Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she ...

The Vampire Lovers, The Horror of Frankenstein

3. Jenny Hanley

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Jenny Hanley was born on August 15, 1947 in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England. She is an actress, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Scars of Dracula (1970) and The Flesh and Blood Show (1972). She was previously married to Herbie Clark.

Scars of Dracula

other notable films: The Flesh and Blood Show

4. Ursula Andress

Actress | Dr. No

The quintessential jet-set Euro starlet, Ursula Andress was born in the Swiss canton of Berne on March 19, 1936, one of six children in a strict German Protestant family. Although often seeming icily aloof, a restless streak early demonstrated itself in her personality, and she had an impetuous ...

She

other notable films: Dr No, Clash of the Titans, Casino Royale

5. Stephanie Beacham

Actress | Love and Other Disasters

Stephanie Beacham was born on February 28, 1947 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Love and Other Disasters (2006), Dynasty (1981) and Sister Kate (1989). She was previously married to John McEnery.

Dracula A.D. 1972

other notable films: Schizo, The Confessional, And Now the Screaming Starts

6. Martine Beswick

Actress | Thunderball

Born to British parents in Port Antonio, Jamaica, Martine Beswick did some brief modeling and pageant entering before seeking a career in films. She allegedly once won a "Miss Autoville" contest and won a car only to sell it in order to move to and study acting in London. A minor break for her ...

One Million Years B.C., Slave Girls, Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde

other notable films: Seizure, Thunderball, From Russia with Love

7. Adrienne Corri

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Born and raised in Scotland, Adrienne Corri attended the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London as a teenager and then appeared on both the English and American stage. While still a teenager, she made her film debut in Naughty Arlette (1949). One of her most memorable film performances was in ...

Vampire Circus, Moon Zero Two, The Viking Queen

other notable films: Madhouse, A Clockwork Orange

8. Barbara Shelley

Actress | Quatermass and the Pit

The sexy Barbara Shelley was born Barbara Kowin on February, 13, 1932 in London, England. With her beautiful looks and stature, she worked as a model during her salad days. Her film career began in Italy in the mid-1950s in such tempting fare as New Moon (1955) and Nero's Mistress (1956), but when ...

The Gorgon, Dracula Prince of Darkness, Rasputin the Mad Monk, Quartermass and the Pit, The Secret of Blood Island, The Shadow of the Cat, The Camp on Blood Island, Mantrap

9. Mary Collinson

Actress | Permissive

Strikingly busty, adorable and voluptuous brunette knockout Mary Collinson was born on July 22, 1952 in Malta. She's the identical twin sister of Madeleine Collinson. The Collinson twins arrived in Britain in April, 1969. Noted British glamor photographer Harrison Marks cast the duo as saucy maids ...

Twins of Evil

10. Madeleine Collinson

Actress | The Love Machine

Strikingly busty, adorable, and voluptuous brunette knockout Madeleine Collinson was born on July 22, 1952 in Malta. She's the identical twin sister of Mary Collinson. The Collinson sisters first arrived in Britain in April, 1969. Noted British glamor photographer Harrison Marks cast the duo as ...

Twins of Evil

11. Julie Ege

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Julie Ege was born on November 12, 1943 in Sandnes, Norway as Julie Dzuli. She was an actress, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Not Now Darling (1973) and The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971). She was married to Alf Kruger-Monsen and Erland Skatten. She died on April 29, 2008 ...

Creatures the World Forgot, The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

12. Victoria Vetri

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Born Victoria Vetri (but also known as Angela Dorian) to Italian parents (her mother was from Rome, her father Sicily) and grew up in Los Angeles. She studied art at Los Angeles City College in the 60s before embarking on her movie-television career. Thanks to her beautiful, exotic looks she was ...

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

other notable films: Rosemary's Baby, Invasion of the Bee Girls

13. Edina Ronay

Actress | A Study in Terror

Edina Ronay was born in January 1943 in Budapest, Hungary as Edina Maria Ronay. She is an actress, known for A Study in Terror (1965), Five to One (1963) and The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1959).

Slave Girls

other notable films: The Black Torment, Carry on Cowboy

14. Nastassja Kinski

Actress | Tess

Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic ...

To the Devil a Daughter

other notable films: Wrong Move, Cat People, Tess, The Hotel New Hampshire, Paris, Texas

15. Joanna Lumley

Actress | The Wolf of Wall Street

Joanna Lumley was born on 1 May, 1946 in Kashmir, India, to British parents, Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir) and James Rutherford Lumley. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.

An aspiring actress, she first came ...

The Satanic Rites of Dracula

other notable films: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Absolutely Fabulous, The New Avengers

16. Stefanie Powers

Actress | Hart to Hart

Stefanie Powers began her career as a teenager dancing for the Michele Paniaff Ballet Company and Jerome Robbins. At 16 she was put under contract to Columbia Pictures in the twilight of the Hollywood Studio System where she made 15 motion pictures and was loaned to Paramount for the John Wayne ...

Crescendo, Die, Die, My Darling

other notable films: Experiment in Terror, Hart to Hart

17. Raquel Welch

Actress | The Three Musketeers

A new reigning 1960s international sex symbol took to the cinematic throne as soon as Raquel Welch emerged from the sea in her purposely depleted, furry prehistoric bikini. Tantalizingly wet with her garb clinging to all the right amazonian places, One Million Years B.C. (1966), if nothing else, ...

One Million Years B.C.

other notable films: Bedazzled, Hannie Caulder, The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, Kansas City Bomber

18. Valerie Leon

Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me

Not just another tall, beautiful brunette, Valerie Leon had extensive experience in the British theater and in television and films - and not just as a sexpot - before she became a fixture in the "Carry On" series, appearing in seven of them. In addition to comedy, she also excelled in horror ...

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

other notable films: Revenge of the Pink Panther, Never Say Never Again, The Spy Who Loved Me, Carry on Girls

19. Jennie Linden

Actress | Women in Love

Jennie Linden was born on December 8, 1939 in Worthing, Sussex, England. She is an actress, known for Women in Love (1969), Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Lillie (1978). She is married to Chris Mann. They have one child.

20. Jacqueline Pearce

Actress | Blake's 7

Jacqueline Pearce was trained at RADA and at Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio in Los Angeles. For the fans who enjoyed her performance as Servalan in "Blake's Seven" this is her most notable role.

21. Ingrid Pitt

Actress | The Wicker Man

Best known as Hammer Films' most seductive female vampire of the early 1970s, the Polish-born Pitt possessed dark, alluring features and a sexy figure that made her just right for Gothic horror! Ingrid Pitt (born Ingoushka Petrov) survived World War II and became a well-known actress on the East ...

22. Yutte Stensgaard

Actress | Zeta One

A former au pair and model, Jytte Stensgaard emigrated to the UK in 1963, hoping to have a successful international film career. Changing her name to the slightly easier to pronounce "Yutte" Stensgaard she ironically didn't make her debut in a British film, but in the Italian movie The Girl with a ...

23. Barbara Ewing

Actress | Mute

After graduating from Victoria University with a BA in English and Maori in the 1960s, Barbara Ewing went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Since then, she has played leads in the theatre all over Great Britain including plays by Shakespeare, Shaw, Ibsen, Tennessee ...

24. Linda Hayden

Actress | Taste the Blood of Dracula

Gorgeous and voluptuous blonde actress Linda Hayden made a strong and lasting impression with her steamy portrayals of lusty nymphets and tempting seductresses in a handful of pictures made in the 60s and 70s. Linda was born on January 19, 1953 in Stanmore, Middlesex, England. She studied her craft...

25. Caroline Munro

Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me

Leggy, brunette-maned pin-up actress Caroline Munro was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England, and lived in Rottingdean near Brighton where she attended a Roman Catholic convent school. By chance, her mother and a photographer entered her picture in a "Face of the Year" competition for the British ...

26. Madeline Smith

Actress | Live and Let Die

Shapely, dark haired British actress who appeared in a number of sensual film and TV roles that showcased her beauty. She is probably best recognizable as Miss Caruso, the beautiful young Italian agent sleeping with James Bond in the opening of Live and Let Die (1973) whose blue dress zipper meets ...

27. Judy Geeson

Actress | 10 Rillington Place

Born in Arundel, Sussex, in 1948, Judy's father moved the family to London when she was 10 years old and enrolled her and sister Sally Geeson into the Corona Academy, Chiswick. Judy initially wanted to be a ballet dancer but had to change course when she suffered from terrible headaches as a result...

28. Susan Denberg

Actress | Frankenstein Created Woman

After becoming immersed in the 60s high life of drugs and sex, Denberg left show business and returned to Austria. News interviews at the time show a depressed Denberg in the company of her mother, at home in Klagenfurt. These news items, repeated in fan periodicals for years, gave the impression ...

29. Diana Dors

Actress | The Long Haul

Diana Dors was born Diana Mary Fluck on October 23, 1931 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. She and her mother both nearly died from the traumatic birth. Because of the trauma, her mother lavished on Diana anything and everything she wanted--clothes, toys and dance lessons were the order of the day. ...

30. Shirley Eaton

Actress | Goldfinger

Long before Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty and company showed up in 80s TV households, Hollywood had, in effect, its own original "Golden Girl"...literally...in the form of stunning British actress Shirley Eaton. Although she found definitive cult stardom in 1964 with her final golden moment in a ...

31. Suzan Farmer

Actress | Die, Monster, Die!

Suzan Farmer was born on June 16, 1942 in Kent, England as Suzan Maxine Farmer. She was an actress, known for Monster of Terror (1965), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1968). She was married to Ian McShane. She died on September 17, 2017 in England.

32. Diane Clare

Actress | The Haunting

Diane Clare was born on July 8, 1938 in London, England as Diane C.O.G. Dirsztay. She was an actress, known for The Haunting (1963), Persuasion (1960) and The Reluctant Debutante (1958). She was married to Barry England. She died on June 21, 2013 in the UK.

33. Suzanna Leigh

Actress | The Deadly Bees

Born Suzanna Smyth, the daughter of an auto engine manufacturer, Suzanna Leigh grew up in Belgrave, England, and in convent schools outside London. She began working in movies while still a pre-teen, appearing as an extra in 1958's Tom Thumb (1958) (film-debuting in the "Dancing Shoes" sequence), ...

34. Dawn Addams

Actress | The Hour of 13

Dawn Addams was born in Felixtowe, East Suffolk, the daughter of Captain James Ramage Addams, an R.A.F. officer. Much of her childhood was spent in Calcutta, India, where her father was stationed and she later went to schools in England and California. Though Dawn took her first screen test at the ...

35. Pauline Peart

Actress | Carry on Girls

Pauline Peart was born on October 31, 1951. She is an actress, known for Carry on Girls (1973), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) and Cuba (1979).

36. Diane Cilento

Actress | The Wicker Man

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tom Jones (1963) and appeared in The Third Secret (1964) the following year but she allowed her film career to decline following her marriage to actor Sean Connery, the second of her three husbands, to whom ...

37. Gillian Hills

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Gillian Hills was born on June 5, 1944 in Cairo, Egypt. She is an actress, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), Blow-Up (1966) and Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008). She is married to Stewart Young.

38. Imogen Hassall

Actress | Carry on Loving

Imogen Hassall is sometimes referred to as "The Countess of Cleavage" as she was better known for her glamorous celebrity than her acting talent. Imogen was born on August 25 1942, in Woking, Surrey, England and rose to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an international B-movie ...

39. Maggie Kimberly

Actress | The Mummy's Shroud

Maggie Kimberly was born in 1942 in South Africa as Margaret Simons. She is an actress, known for The Mummy's Shroud (1967), Witchfinder General (1968) and Where the Bullets Fly (1966). She was previously married to Scott Griffith and Johnny Wodehouse.

40. Susan Strasberg

Actress | Picnic

Susan Strasberg was born in New York City on May 22, 1938. From the time of her birth, she was destined to be an actress, as her father was Lee Strasberg, acting coach at the famed Actors Studio in New York. In 1953, Susan made her acting debut in the episode Goodyear Playhouse: Catch a Falling Star...

41. Heather Sears

Actress | The Story of Esther Costello

Heather Sears was born on September 28, 1935 in Whitechapel, London, England as Heather Christine Sears. She was an actress, known for The Story of Esther Costello (1957), Room at the Top (1959) and The Phantom of the Opera (1962). She was married to Anthony Masters. She died on January 3, 1994 in ...

42. Marcia Fox

Actress | Creatures the World Forgot

Marcia Fox was born on September 1, 1943 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England as Marcia Foxley-Norris. She is known for her work on Creatures the World Forgot (1971), Jason King (1971) and Thriller (1973).

43. Nike Arrighi

Actress | The Devil Rides Out

Nike Arrighi was born on March 9, 1947 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. She is an actress, known for The Devil Rides Out (1968), Day for Night (1973) and Countess Dracula (1971). She is married to Paolo Borghese. They have one child.

44. Isobel Black

Actress | The Avengers

Isobel Black was born on December 15, 1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an actress, known for The Avengers (1961), Department S (1969) and The Rise and Fall of César Birotteau (1965).

45. Olga Schoberová

Actress | Lucrezia

Olga Schoberová was born on March 15, 1943 in Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. She is an actress, known for Lucrezia (1968), Poppea's Hot Nights (1969) and Lemonade Joe (1964). She was previously married to John Calley and Brad Harris.

46. Carita

Actress | The Viking Queen

Carita was born on May 20, 1943 in Sipoo, Finland as Carita Järvinen. She is an actress, known for The Viking Queen (1967) and Ladies' Man (1962).

47. Jennifer Daniel

Actress | Barnaby Rudge

Blonde Welsh leading actress who spent the majority of her career working in television. Her rare forays to the big screen resulted in two of the more intense heroines inhabiting the world of Hammer horror in the 60's. On both occasions she appeared opposite Noel Willman: as one of his victims in ...

48. Marie Devereux

Actress | The Naked Kiss

Beautiful Marie Devereux was photographed partially nude when she was still a teenager. During the 1950s she became a regular nude model in magazines, but she also had a brief career in films, usually playing sexy girls in comedies, dramas and horror films, a few of which were directed by ...

49. Yvonne Furneaux

Actress | Repulsion

Eclectic is the qualificative that best defines the career of Yvonne Furneaux. Born in Roubaix (a big industrial town in the North of France) in 1928, the little girl was immediately placed under the sign of bilingualism, her father being English and her mother French. As a result, once this ...

50. Yvonne Monlaur

Actress | The Brides of Dracula

Yvonne Thérèse Marie Camille Bedat de Monlaur was born in France, the daughter of a French poet and a Russian ballerina and pianist. As a youngster she was trained for ballet and in her late teens worked as a model for Elle fashion magazine. By the mid-1950's, she also began appearing in French and...

51. Rosenda Monteros

Actress | The Magnificent Seven

Rosenda Monteros was born on August 31, 1935 in Veracruz, Mexico as Rosa Méndez Leza. She was an actress, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), She (1965) and Rapiña (1975). She was married to Julio Bracho. She died on December 29, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

52. Yvonne Romain

Actress | The Last of Sheila

Yvonne Romain was born on February 17, 1938 in London, England as Yvonne Adelaide Warren. She is an actress, known for The Last of Sheila (1973), Corridors of Blood (1958) and The Swinger (1966). She has been married to Leslie Bricusse since October 18, 1958. They have one child.

53. Catherine Schell

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Born in Budapest, Hungary, her true name is Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauschlott, the scion of a once wealthy German patrician family. Her father, the Baron Paul Schell von Bauschlott, was a well-respected diplomat until the Nazis confiscated their estates during WWII, while her mother was ...



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