The Babes of Horrorby Bonehead-XL | created - 05 Jul 2012 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
Scream queens, murderers, victims, and beauties of all type that have shaped the horror genre into what it is today.
Actress | 8½
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 ...
For me, Barbara Steele stands above all other horror starlets. In Bava's "Black Sunday," her piercing eyes stare into your very soul. Steele is a true scream queen and has appeared in numerous horror films, many of them classics, like "Pit and the Pendulum," "Piranha," David Cronenberg's "Shivers," "The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock," "Nightmare Castle," "The Ghost," "Castle of Blood," "She-Beast," "The Long Hair of Death," "Terror-Creatures from the Grave," "Curse of the Crimson Alter," "The Silent Scream," "The Boneyard Collection," and "The Butterfly Room," in addition to a reoccurring part on "Dark Shadows."
Actress | Der Student von Prag
Lyda Salmonova was born on July 14, 1889 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for The Student of Prague (1913), Evinrude (1914) and Monna Vanna (1922). She was married to Paul Wegener. She died on November 18, 1968 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Played the beautiful pig-tailed daughter in "Das Golem," one of the first woman to be seen in the classic "The Monster's Touch" pose.
Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; ...
Numerous horror credits, from the early silent classic "The Unknown," to hag-horror trend setter "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" to the classic William Castle schlock fest "Straight Jacket." Always glamorous, Crawford shined even in flicks like "Berserk" "I Saw What You Did," and "Trog."
Actress | The Heiress
Born into wealth in Savannah,Georgia on October 18, 1902, Ellen Miriam Hopkins was able to attend the finest educational institutions including Goddard Seminary in Plainfield, Vermont and Syracuse University in New York State. Studying dance in New York , she received her first taste of show ...
Classic actress of Hollywood's Golden Age who is best known to horror fans for her incredibly sexy turn as Ivy, the object of Mr. Hyde's lust, in the 1931 classic "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Her other genre credits include "Savage Intruder" and an episode of "The Outer Limits."
5. Marian Marsh
Actress | Svengali
One of the early sound era's most attractive young leading ladies, doll-faced Marian Marsh enjoyed a short yet significant film career as the star of several memorable 1930s melodramas opposite some of the cinema's best, most charismatic lead actors. Her youthful, wide-eyed innocence combined with ...
With her beautiful blonde hair and wide, expressive eyes, Marian Marsh made an impression as Trilby in the 1931 version of "Svengali." She later reteamed with John Barrymore the same year for a similarly themed horror-thriller, "The Mad Genius." Later on, she appeared with Boris Karloff in "The Black Room" as well as a number of mysteries and comedies.
6. Fay Wray
Actress | King Kong
Canadian-born Fay Wray was brought up in Los Angeles and entered films at an early age. She was barely in her teens when she started working as an extra. She began her career as a heroine in westerns at Universal during the silent era. In 1926 the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers ...
The love of King Kong's life and the world's first true scream queen, Fay Wray was and always shall be a classic. Other notable horror credits include "The Most Dangerous Game," "Doctor X," "The Vampire Bat," the underrated "Mystery at the Wax Museum," and "Black Moon."
Actress | Island of Lost Souls
Kathleen Burke was born on September 5, 1913 in Hammond, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Island of Lost Souls (1932), The Last Outpost (1935) and The Lion Man (1936). She was married to Jos Fernandez, Glen A. Rardin and Forrest Smith. She died on April 9, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Otherwise known as Lota the Panther Woman from incendiary 1932 classic "Island of Lost Souls." Burke was exotic, innocent, and implacably sexy in that film. Other credits include "Murders in the Zoo."
Actress | Freaks
Born Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova, one of six children of Vladimir Baklanoff and his wife Alexandra, later billed as the Russian Tigress in her early talking films, was born August 19, 1893. She graduated from the Cherniavsky Institute in Moscow prior to her selection in 1912 at age 19 to apprentice...
Baclanova was a simmering seductress as the wicked Cleopatra in still disturbing to this day classic "Freaks." Other horror credits include the 1923 silent melodrama "The Man Who Laughs."
9. Zita Johann
Actress | The Mummy
Zita Johann was born on July 14, 1904 in Temesvar, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for The Mummy (1932), The Sin of Nora Moran (1933) and Tiger Shark (1932). She was married to Bernard E. Shedd, John McCormick and John Houseman. She died on September 20, 1993 in Nyack, New York, USA.
Another exotic, unforgettable face of early horror, eccentric Zita Johann was spell-binding in "The Mummy" as a woman who spawned a love that last a thousand years. The only other horror credit in her brief career is "Raiders of the Living Dead."
10. Elsa Lanchester
Actress | Witness for the Prosecution
Elsa Sullivan Lanchester was born into an unconventional a family at the turn of the 20th century. Her parents, James "Shamus" Sullivan and Edith "Biddy" Lanchester, were socialists - very active members of the Social Democratic Federation (SDF) in a rather broad sense and did not believe in the ...
The Bride of Frankenstein herself! The most iconic female character in all of horror! Other genre credits include the original 1971 version of "Willard," "Arnold," and "Terror at the Wax Museum."
11. Evelyn Ankers
Actress | The Ghost of Frankenstein
Evelyn Ankers, a beautiful movie actress who was a staple of Universal's horror films in the 1940s, was born in Chile to English parents in 1918. Her parents repatriated the family back to England in the 1920s, and it was in Old Blighty that Ankers developed a desire to become an actress.
She began ...
First coming to horror fan's attention as the woman who tempted the beast in 1941's "The Wolf Man," Ankers would go on to become a studio player in many Universal horror films of the 1940s, such as "Hold That Ghost," "The Ghost of Frankenstein," "Captive Wild Woman," "Son of Dracula," "The Mad Ghoul," "Weird Woman," "Jungle Woman," "Pearls of Death," "The Pearl of Death," "The Frozen Ghost," and "The Invisible Man's Revenge."
12. Gloria Holden
Actress | Dracula's Daughter
Hollywood leading lady in B-movies, and supporting actress in big budget films. Although remembered for her portrayal of "Mme. Zola" in The Life of Emile Zola (1937), she is most memorable for her chilling-yet-beauteous performance as Dracula's Daughter (1936). She had another memorable role in ...
Holden has the distinction of being the first lesbian vampire on-screen in the 1936 sequel, "Dracula's Daughter." She had an absolutely captivating face.
13. Gale Sondergaard
Actress | The Mark of Zorro
Sly, manipulative, dangerously cunning and sinister were the key words that best described the roles that Gale Sondergaard played in motion pictures, making her one of the most talented character actresses ever seen on the screen. She was educated at the University of Minnesota and later married ...
Femme fatale of classic cinema, Universal tried to spin her role in the Sherlock Holmes film "The Spider Woman" into a stand-alone franchise with "The Spider Woman Strikes Back." She did her time in other genre films like 1939 version of "The Cat and the Canary," 1941's "The Black Cat," "The Invisible Man Returns," "The Climax," hag horror entry "Savage Intruder," and later TV work like "The Cat Creature" and an episode of "Night Gallery" before ending her career with a 1983 thriller "Echoes."
14. Simone Simon
Actress | Cat People
Diminutive, fiery-tempered Simone Simon was born in France, but spent much of her early childhood in Madagascar, where her father managed a graphite mine. Her schooling was somewhat unsettled, her family moving from city to city (Berlin, Budapest, Turin) before finally establishing themselves in ...
Unforgettable in 1942's "Cat People," "The Devil and Daniel Webster," and the excellent sequel "Curse of the Cat People," from 1944.
Actress | Captive Wild Woman
Aquanetta was a B-rated movie actress (born as Mildred Davenport) in Ozone, Wyoming in 1921. She was nicknamed the "Venezualan Volcano" by Universal Studios.
She starred in Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946). Acquanetta also had small parts in Arabian Nights (1942), Jungle Woman (1944), Dead Man's ...
Exotic looking actress originated the role of Paula the Ape Woman, one of the more minor Universal Monsters, in the mid-1940s. Aside from "Captive Wild Woman" and "Jungle Woman," Accquanetta also appeared in "Dead Man's Eyes" and 1951's "Lost Continent."
16. Kim Hunter
Actress | A Streetcar Named Desire
Her father, Donald Cole, was a consulting engineer, and died in 1926 when Kim was only 3 years old. Her mother, Grace Lind, once performed as a concert pianist. She had one brother who was eight years older than she, and she was educated at Miami Beach High.
According to an in-depth article on Kim ...
Best known as Zira from the "Planet of the Apes" franchise, Hunter appeared in a number of classic horror films, like "The Seventh Victim," "Dark August," beloved TV shocker "Bad Ronald," and eighties horrors "The Kindred" and "Two Evil Eyes."
17. Ilona Massey
Actress | Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Sultry, opulent blonde Hungarian singer Ilona Massey survived an impoverished childhood in Budapest, Hungary to become a glamorous talent both here and abroad. As a dressmaker's apprentice she managed to scrape up money together for singing lessons and first danced in chorus lines, later earning ...
Gorgeous as the daughter of Frankenstein in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man." Massey also appeared in the pulpy "Invisible Agent."
18. Kathleen Hughes
Actress | Revenge
Kathleen Hughes was born on November 14, 1928 in Hollywood, California, USA as Elizabeth Margaret von Gerkan. She is an actress, known for Revenge (1990), Telephone Time (1956) and The President's Analyst (1967). She was previously married to Stanley Rubin.
Look at that profile picture! Definitive horror babe material right there. Hughes appeared in two late period Universal sci-fi/horror films, "It Came From Outer Space" and "Cult of the Cobra." She later showed up in the TV movie, "The Spell."
19. Anne Gwynne
Actress | House of Frankenstein
Vivid, strikingly beautiful actress Anne Gwynne arrived in Hollywood a typical starry-eyed model looking to become a big film star and ended up one of Universal Studio's favorite screamers in "B" horror films. Born in Waco, Texas, but raised in Missouri, she first modeled Catalina swimwear and ...
Universal player in the forties who made an impression on classic horror fans with her girl-next-door smile and long legs. Her horror credits include "Black Friday," 1941's "The Black Cat," "The Strange Case of Doctor Rx," "Weird Woman," "Murder in the Blue Room," "House of Frankenstein," "The Ghost Goes Wild," and "Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome."
20. Julie Adams
Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon
Born in Iowa, Betty May Adams grew up in Arkansas and made her acting debut in a third grade play, "Hansel and Gretel". When she grew up and decided to become an actress, she moved to California, where she worked three days a week as a secretary (to support herself) and spent the remainder of her ...
Clad in a skin-tight white swimsuit, Julie Adams swam into the hearts of horror fans worldwide in one of my favorite films, 1954's "Creature from the Black Lagoon." A mainstay of westerns, Adams' other horror credits include "Psychic Killer" and an episode of "Kolchak: The Night Stalker."
21. Simone Signoret
Actress | Les diaboliques
The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord (1982), would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship ...
Signoret played one of the best horror victims of all time in the French New Wave classic "Diabolique." She also appeared in 1947's "Fantomas" and the 1967 thriller "Games."
22. Faith Domergue
Actress | This Island Earth
Sultry, brunette Faith Domergue was born in New Orleans, part Creole, but primarily of Irish and English extraction. She was adopted when she was six weeks old. In 1927 her adoptive parents took her to live in California, where she was educated at Catholic schools in Santa Monica. She had her first...
The shapely Faith Domergue is probably best remembered as the space-suit bound damsel in distress from "This Island Earth." She also appeared in other minor genre classics like "Cult of the Cobra," "It Came from Beneath the Sea," "The Atomic Brain," "So Evil, My Sister," and "House of the Seven Corpses."
23. Beverly Garland
Actress | It Conquered the World
Born in Santa Cruz, California, Beverly Garland studied dramatics under Anita Arliss, the sister of renowned stage and screen star George Arliss. She acted in little theater in Glendale then in Phoenix after her family relocated to Arizona. Garland also worked in radio and appeared scantily clad in...
Beverly Garland, a stunning blonde beauty in her day, has two claims to fame. She appeared on hundreds of TV shows through the sixties, seventies, and onward. More pressingly to this list, she also appeared in many cult drive-in monster movies in the fifties like "The Neanderthal Man," "It Conquered the World," "Curucu, Beast of the Amazon," "Not of This Earth," "The Alligator People," an episode of "Thriller," "Stark Fear," "Twice-Told Tales," and "The Mad Room."
24. Dana Wynter
Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The daughter of a noted surgeon, Dana Wynter was born Dagmar Winter in Berlin, Germany, and grew up in England. When she was 16 her father went to Morocco to operate on a woman who wouldn't allow anyone else to attend her; he visited friends in Southern Rhodesia, fell in love with it and brought ...
Best known as the pure, beautiful love interest in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," the elegant Wynter's only other genre credit is an appearance on a 1965 episode of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour."
25. Patricia Laffan
Actress | Quo Vadis
A statuesque and striking actress with vaguely reptilian aspects, at once sinister and alluring; a smile never more than a whisker away from a sneer and a commanding, imperious presence suggesting innate superiority. Difficult to cast, Patricia Laffan seemed destined to portray the villainous or ...
Laffan is well remembered for the skin tight space suit she wore as the titular villain in "Devil Girl from Mars."
26. Hazel Court
Actress | The Curse of Frankenstein
Born in Birmingham, England, Hazel Court carried on a love affair with the world of movies and make-believe that made her a leading student at her hometown's School of Drama and later helped her land a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Graduating from bits to supporting roles to leads,...
The first of many Hammer beauties, Hazel Court first impressed horror fans as the good girl love interest in "Curse of Frankenstein." She also appeared in "Ghost Ship," "Devil Girl from Mars," "The Man Who Could Cheat Death," "Doctor Blood's Coffin," "Masque of the Red Death," "Premature Burial," and "The Raven." Her last role was an uncredited bit part in "Omen III: The Final Conflict."
27. Nan Peterson
Actress | The Hideous Sun Demon
"The Hideous Sun Demon" is a pretty goofy flick but Nan Peterson's low cut neckline is excellent in it. Peterson also appeared in a couple episodes of the original "Twilight Zone."
28. Peggy Cummins
Actress | Gun Crazy
Peggy Cummins was born on December 18, 1925 in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales as Augusta Margaret Diane Fuller. She was an actress, known for Gun Crazy (1950), Curse of the Demon (1957) and The Late George Apley (1947). She was married to William Herbert Derek Dunnett. She died on December 29, 2017...
A bombshell of the 1950s, Cummins was glamorous in "Curse of the Demon."
29. Allison Hayes
Actress | Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Anyone who loves B-movies of the 1950s appreciates this lovely actress Allison Hayes. She was born Mary Jane Hayes on March 6, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia. The raven-haired beauty was the 1949 Washington, D.C. entry into the Miss America pageant. Shortly afterwards, Mary Jane adopted the ...
A frequent player in B-movies of the late 1950s and early 1960s, such as "The Undead," "Zombies of Mora Tau," "The Unearthly," "The Disembodied," "The Hypnotic Eye," and "The Crawling Hand." Hayes is no doubt most famous for the title role in camp classic "Attack of the 50 ft. Woman." The poster of her straddling a highway overpass is an iconic horror pin-up image.
30. Eunice Gayson
Actress | Dr. No
Eunice Gayson was an English actress best known for playing Sylvia Trench, James Bond's girlfriend in the first two Bond films (Dr. No and From Russia with Love). Originally, Gayson was to be cast as Miss Moneypenny, but that part went to Lois Maxwell instead.
Gayson was originally to have been a ...
Best known as one of the few reoccurring Bond girls, Eunice was lovely in 1958's "The Revenge of Frankenstein."
31. Carol Marsh
Actress | Brighton Rock
Carol Marsh was born on May 10, 1926 in Southgate, London, England as Norma Lilian Simpson. She was an actress, known for Brighton Rock (1948), A Christmas Carol (1951) and Horror of Dracula (1958). She died on March 6, 2010 in Bloomsbury, London.
The first of many beautiful Hammer vampires, from "Horror of Dracula."
32. Janet Leigh
Actress | Psycho
Janet Leigh was the only child of a couple who often moved from town to town. Living in apartments, Janet was a bright child who skipped several grades and finished high school when she was 15. A lonely child, she would spend much of her time at movie theaters. She was a student, studying music and...
Her shower scene in "Psycho" changed horror forever. Leigh also appeared in "Night of the Lepus," "The Fog," and "Halloween H20."
33. Judy Bamber
Actress | A Bucket of Blood
Lovely, buxom, and shapely blonde bombshell Judith Lee Bamber was born on October 13, 1936 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is of mixed German-English and American Indian descent. Her father was an engineer with the Ford Motor Company. Judy started modeling while in high school so she could lose weight ...
Incredibly sexy as the unfortunate model in "A Bucket of Blood." Her only other horror credit is "The Atomic Brain" from 1963.
34. Maila Nurmi
Actress | Vampira
The original glamour ghoul herself, "Vampira", of late night 1950s television, was actually born Maila Syrjäniemi (later changed to the easier surname Nurmi) on December 11, 1922 in Petsamo, Finland. Her uncle was the multiple Olympic medal runner Paavo Nurmi. Maila arrived in the United States ...
Vampira originated the sexy female horror hosts archetype in the 1950s before starring in the best-worst movie ever, "Plan 9 from Outer Space."
35. 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 ...
Glamorous and sexy in "La Dolca Vita," Furneaux melted horror fans' hearts in Hammer's remake of "The Mummy." Another woman worth coming back from the dead for. She also appeared in Polanski's "Repulsion."
36. Vera Miles
Actress | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she ...
Another important actress to the "Psycho" legacy, Miles also appeared in the film's underrated 1983 sequel.
37. Pamela Green
Actress | Peeping Tom
Pamela Green was a wonderful woman who began as an artist, spending seven years studying art and painting, including the last four years at St. Martin's School of Art in London. During the late 1950s, when the magazine "Kamera" created by Pamela and George Harrison Marks became hugely successful, ...
Voluptuous British pin-up model who had a brief but infamous part in Michael Powell's incredible "Peeping Tom."
38. Edith Scob
Actress | Holy Motors
Edith Scob was born on October 21, 1937 in Paris, France as Edith Helena Vladimirovna Scobeltzine. She is an actress, known for Holy Motors (2012), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and Les yeux sans visage (1960). She is married to Georges Aperghis.
Fragile and stunning in "Eyes Without a Face," Scob also appeared in "The Brotherhood of the Wolf."
39. Brenda Bruce
Actress | Peeping Tom
Brenda Bruce was born on July 7, 1919 in Prestwich, Lancashire, England. She was an actress, known for Peeping Tom (1960), While the Sun Shines (1947) and The Final Test (1953). She was married to Clement McCallin and Roy Rich. She died on February 19, 1996 in London, England.
Another "Peeping Tom" actresses. Michael Powell had a weakness for red heads and so do I. Brenda's gorgeous red hair looks beautiful in Powell's vivid technicolor.
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...
First came to horror fan's attention in "Scream of Fear," Strasberg also appeared in "The Manitou" and "Bloody Birthday," not to mention numerous episodes of horror TV like "Night Gallery," "Tales from the Dark Side," "Tales of the Unexpected," "The Sixth Sense," and "The Invaders."
41. Yvonne Romain
Actress | The Last of Sheila
Yvonne Romain was born on February 17, 1938 in London, England as Yvonne Warren. She is an actress, known for The Last of Sheila (1973), Corridors of Blood (1958) and Night Creatures (1962). She has been married to Leslie Bricusse since October 18, 1958. They have one child.
It's hard to describe my appreciation for Yvonne Romain without sounding like a perv. Needless to say, Ms. Romain is one of my favorite Hammer beauties and could sport a low-cut dress like no one else, most impressively in "Curse of the Werewolf." Romain also appeared in "Night Creatures (AKA Captain Clegg)," "Corridors of Blood," "Circus of Fear," and "Devil Doll."
42. Deborah Kerr
Actress | The King and I
Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory ...
Unforgettable in "The Innocents."
Actress | Carnival of Souls
Candace Hilligoss was involved in acting from the early days of elementary school plays. After three years at the University of Iowa, she came to New York to study acting at the American Theatre Wing, and made her professional debut doing summer stock in Pennsylvania. She acted at the Cape Cod ...
Chilly and mesmerizing as the main character in "Carnival of Souls," Hilligoss also appeared in "The Curse of the Living Corpse."
44. Carolyn Jones
Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Carolyn Jones was born April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas. Her mother was Jeannette and her sister was Bette (Moriarty). She was an imaginative child, much like her mother. In 1934, her father abandoned the family and her mother moved them in with her parents, also in Amarillo. As a child Carolyn ...
Jones solidified the fantasy of the eerie, dark haired horror maiden as Mortica Addams on "The Addams Family." Jones also appeared on "Batman" and "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." Feature credits of interest include the original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and Tobe Hooper's "Eaten Alive."
45. Yvonne De Carlo
Actress | The Ten Commandments
Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of ...
You're either a Mortica or a Lily. De Carlo was stunning as a pin-up model and in "The Ten Commandments" before establishing herself as a horror legend for her role as the mother on camp classic sitcom "The Munsters." Horror feature roles include "American Gothic," "The Silent Scream," "Cellar Dweller," and "Satan's Cheerleaders."
46. Bette Davis
Actress | All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...
By the time she starred in horror films like "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?," "The Nanny," "Burnt Offerings," "The Watcher in the Woods," and "Wicked Stepmother," you'd be hard press to call Bette Davis a babe. But she was an iconic beauty in the 30s and 40s.
47. Daliah Lavi
Actress | Ten Little Indians
She was a star in Europe long before she made a dent in Hollywood in the late 60s. Along with other foreign imports at the time, such as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, Elke Sommer, Ewa Aulin, Senta Berger, Rosanna Schiaffino, Shirley Eaton, Sylva Koscina, Barbara Bouchet, et al., she pursued sex ...
Stunning in Mario Bava's erotic ghost story "The Whip and the Body," Lavi also appeared in "The Return of Dr. Mabuse" and 1963's "The Demon."
48. Julie Harris
Actress | The Haunting
One of the finest classical and contemporary leading ladies ever to grace the 20th century American stage, five-time Tony Award winner Julie Harris was rather remote and reserved on camera, finding her true glow in front of the theatre lights. The freckled, red-haired actress not only was nominated...
Graceful, fragile, but gorgeous in "The Haunting." Other genre credits include "How Awful About Alan," Sam Raimi's "Crimewave," and "The Dark Half."
49. Claire Bloom
Actress | Limelight
Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as a septuagenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.
She was born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15...
If Julie Harris wasn't your style in "The Haunting," how about Claire Bloom as the more intense Theo? Bloom also appeared in the original "Clash of the Titans" as the goddess Hera.
50. Caron Gardner
Actress | The Saint
She only had a bit part in Hammer's "The Evil of Frankenstein" and an uncredited role in "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed" but she was memorable in the former... Mostly because of the low-cut nightgown she wore.
51. Tippi Hedren
Actress | The Birds
Tippi Hedren was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Dorothea Henrietta (Eckhardt) and Bernard Carl Hedren, who ran a general store. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of German and Norwegian ancestry. Tippi was working as a New York fashion model when she married ...
Another one of Hitchcock's beauties, Hedren was menaced by feathered furries in "The Birds." Other genre films include "Pacific Heights," "The Boneyard Collection" and TV movies like "The Darkling" and the dubious "Birds II: Land's End."
52. Viveca Lindfors
Actress | Stargate
Ms. Lindfors was a Swedish-born actress whose stage and screen career in the U.S. and Sweden spanned more than half a century. She was brought to Hollywood in 1946 by Warner Brothers in the hope that she would be a new Greta Garbo or Ingrid Bergman. She appeared with Ronald Reagan in her first ...
Though quite lovely in her days, as evident in 1963's "These Are the Damned," Viveca Lindfors didn't become a reliable horror presence until she was an older woman, as in "A Bell from Hell," "The Hand," "Creepshow," "Silent Madness," television series "Frankenstein's Aunt," and "The Exorcist III."
53. Karin Dor
Actress | You Only Live Twice
Born Kätherose Derr in Wiesbaden, Karin Dor studied acting and ballet at school and began in films as an extra. The attractive redhead made an indelible impression on Austrian director Harald Reinl (who became her first husband in 1954) and this paved the way to higher profile roles. Her first ...
Striking Karin Dor, aside from being a Bond girl, appeared regularly in the Krimi mystery/horror thrillers of 1960s Germany. Such as "The Invisible Dr. Mabuse," "The Carpet of Horror," "The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle," "Room 13," "The Face of Fu Manchu," "The Sinister Monk," "The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism," and "Dark Echoes."
54. Eva Bartok
Actress | 6 donne per l'assassino
Eva Bartok was both a beautiful lady and a talented actor whose roots were in classical theater. Her first and only film in Hungary, Mezei próféta (1947) ("Prophet of the Fields"), was banned by communist censorship. Actually her life up to that point had been marked by confusion and ...
I could list almost the entire cast of Bava's "Blood and Black Lace." The film is filled with beautiful women. Chief among them is Eva Bartok.
55. 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 ...
The original Bond girl, Andress appeared in Hammer's "She" and Italian cannibal flick "The Mountain of the Cannibal God."
56. Lea Lander
Actress | 6 donne per l'assassino
Credited as Lea Krugher, Lander was another beautiful victim in "Blood and Black Lace." She later appeared in another Bava film, the intense crime flick "Rabid Dogs.
57. Honor Blackman
Actress | Goldfinger
Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure over the years cannot be denied.
One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End to a statistician father employed with the civil service and a homemaker ...
Honor Blackman cemented her place in cinema history when she became Pussy Galore. An early horror credit was 1948's "Daughter of Darkness" but much later she'd appear in "Jason and the Argonauts," "To the Devil a Daughter," 1978's "The Cat and the Canary," "Tale of the Mummy," "Cockneys vs. Zombies," and episodes of "Suspense" and "Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible."
58. Claude Dantes
Actress | 6 donne per l'assassino
Okay, last one from "Blood and Black Lace." Dantes is spellbinding as the strikingly beautiful Tao-Li. If you'll allow me to sound creepy for a little bit, her death scene is the sexiest scene in the whole movie. She has few other credits.
Actress | 8 femmes
Catherine Deneuve was born October 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Le vice et la vertu (1963). But her breakthrough came with ...
An iconic beauty of the French New Wave, Deneuve starred in the amazing "Repulsion" as well as the highly erotic 1983 vampire film "The Hunger."
60. 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, ...
I'm really pushing the definition of "Babes of Horror" with this one. Not the babe part, that's indisputable. Welch had a profound influence on many a young men in Hammer's "One Million Years BC" and "Fantastic Voyage," neither of which are really horror movies.
61. Evi Marandi
Actress | Agente 077 dall'oriente con furore
She wore a very tight space suit in "Planet of the Vampires."
62. Kumi Mizuno
Kumi Mizuno was born on New Years Day of 1937 as Maya Igarashi in Nigata, Japan. After she graduated from acting school in 1957, her screen debut was in the Minoru Shibuya film Crazy Society. By the time her second film Futari dake no hashi (1958) came out, she changed her name to "Kumi Mizuno." ...
As alien double agent Namikawa in my favorite Godzilla movie, "Invasion of Astro-Monster", the lovely Kumi Mizuno made an impression in a tight space suit and black wig. Mizuno was a regular in Toho's monster movies, appearing in "Gorath," "Matango" "Frankenstein Conquers the World," "War of the Gargantuas," as a scantily clad island girl in "Godzilla Versus the Sea Monster," "The Killing Bottle," "Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla," and "Godzilla: Final Wars."
63. Julie Newmar
Actress | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Julia Chalene Newmeyer (Chalane was her mother's maiden name) was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother was a star of the Follies of 1920. From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and ...
Now and always Catwoman, the iconic Miss Newmar has dabbled in horror: An episode of 1976's "Monster Squad," parody "Hysterical," "Evils of the Night," "Deep Space," and both of the "Oblivion" films.
64. Fenella Fielding
Actress | Carry on Screaming!
Fenella Fielding was born on November 17, 1927 in London, England as Fenella Marion Feldman. She is an actress and writer, known for Carry on Screaming! (1966), Guest House Paradiso (1999) and The Avengers (1961).
Highly seductive in William Castle's farcical remake of "The Old Dark House." She later appeared in the horror spoof "Carry On Screaming."
65. Lee Meriwether
Actress | Batman: The Movie
Today, sexy Lee Meriwether is best remembered for her roles in a few science fiction/fantasy cult productions made between 1966 and 1969. Batman: The Movie (1966), Star Trek (1966), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Land of the Giants (1968).
Firstly Batman: The Movie (1966), in which she played both evil ...
Aside from slipping into Newmar's Catwoman suit, and arguably wearing it better, the lovely Miss Meriwether has also appeared in "The 4D Man," TV Movie "Cruise into Terror," also taking over Lily Munster on "The Munsters Today," and recent parody "Silent but Deadly."
66. 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 Luna nova (1955) and Nero's Mistress (1956), but when...
Attractive star of many Hammer horror films, including "Dracula: Prince of Darkness," "Rasputin: The Mad Monk," "The Gorgon," and "Quatermass and the Pit." Before any of that, she appeared in the original "Village of the Damned."
67. Sharon Tate
Actress | Valley of the Dolls
Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break ...
It's a sad, well-known fact that Sharon Tate's promising career was cut short by real life horror. She was beautiful in "The Fearless Vampire Killers."
68. 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 ...
Though her career was short lived, Denberg was stunning as the title character in 1967's "Frankenstein Created Woman." She had another famous title role as one of Mudd's Women on an episode of "Star Trek."
69. Mia Farrow
Actress | Rosemary's Baby
Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow and the actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the ...
Ethereal Mia Farrow maybe isn't exactly a babe, though she is beautiful. But her horror cred is undeniable. Chief among her genre credits are "Rosemary's Baby" of course, but also "See No Evil," "The Haunting of Julia," and the remake of "The Omen." She was also married to Frank Sinatra and Woody Allen which was probably horrifying for very different reasons.
70. 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 ...
Another Hammer beauty, Carlson appears in "Dracula Has Risen from His Grave," memorably in the controversial "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed," and "The Horror of Frankenstein," as well as other non-Hammer horrors like "Old Drac," "The Ghoul" with Peter Cushing, and 1995's "Freakshow."
71. Judith O'Dea
Actress | Night of the Living Dead
Judith O'Dea is an American actress. She is best known for the 1968 George A. Romero film Night of the Living Dead.
In the 80's she put her acting career aside to founded her coaching company O'Dea Communications and raising her family.
She reappeared again as an actress on 2003 in the horror film ...
Iconic but catatonic as Barbara in "Night of the Living Dead," O'Dea has become a regular on the horror convention circuit in recent years.
72. Jill Banner
Actress | The President's Analyst
Jill Banner's early life was somewhat nomadic. Her father died when she was 2, and her mother moved from Washington to South Dakota and Iowa before settling in Glendale, California. Jill attended the Hollywood Professional School (one of her classmates was Peggy Lipton). Her debut film, Spider Baby...
Another actress who's career was sadly cut short, Jill Banner was a spider babe in "Spider Baby," Jack Hill's fabulously odd cult classic.
73. 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 ...
Oh, Ingrid Pitt. I don't think any buxom beauty was associated with the bawdy, bloody horror films of Hammer late period as much as you. Always amazingly easy on the eyes and sadly no longer with us. Credits include "The Vampire Lovers," "Countess Dracula," "The Wicker Man," "The House That Dripped Blood," "Transmutations," "The Sound of Horror," and her final film with Hammer, 2008's web serial "Beyond the Rave."
74. 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 ...
If Raquel Welch was the bikini wearing cave-babe of the 1960s, then Playboy centerfold Victoria Vetri was the same for the 1970s, though in my opinion she's the hotter of the two. Aside from "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth," she also appears in "Invasion of the Bee Girls" and in a small role in "Rosemary's Baby."
75. 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...
Though her most notable role is as the object of Dracula's lust in "Taste the Blood of Dracula," Linda Hayden's horror work is other British genre fare outside of Hammer. Such as "The Blood on Satan's Claws," "Night Watch," "Old Drac," "Madhouse," "Expose," "The Boys from Brazil," and "Stalker."
76. 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 ...
Her most notorious role is as the unfortunate wife in "A Clockwork Orange" but Adrienne Corri had been floating around British horror since 1954's "Devil Girl from Mars!" Her other credits include "Corridors of Blood," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "A Study of Terror," "Journey Into Darkness," "Moon Zero Two," "Vampire Circus," and "Madhouse."
77. Dagmar Lassander
Actress | Shark: Rosso nell'oceano
Dagmar Lassander was born on June 16, 1943 in Prague, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia as Dagmar Regine Hader. She is an actress, known for Devil Fish (1984), I racconti fantastici di Edgar Allan Poe (1979) and A Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970).
Beautiful as a murder victim in Bava's "Hatchet for the Honeymoon" and Fulci's "House by the Cemetery."
78. 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 ...
A two time Bond girl, the astonishing Beswick has numerous horror credits, most famously "Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde," but also "Prehistoric Women," "One Million Years BC," Oliver Stone's "Seizure," "Devil Dog: The Hound from Hell," "Evil Spirits," "Trancers II," "Critters 4," and "Night of the Scarecrow."
79. 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 ...
Carmilla's soul mate in "The Vampire Lovers," the amazingly hot Madeline Smith also appeared in Hammer's "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell."
80. Vanessa Redgrave
Actress | Atonement
On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, ...
Played a hunchback nun with a sexual obsession with Oliver Reed and a supposed demonic possession in Ken Russell's controversial "The Devils." Also appeared in a 1991 TV remake of "Whatever Happen to Baby Jane?"
81. Helga Liné
Actress | Missione speciale Lady Chaplin
Gorgeously svelte and classy redhead stunner Helga Line was born as Helga Lina Stern on July 14th, 1932 in Berlin, Germany. Helga began her career as a dancer and acrobat in circus performances in Portugal. She also later worked as a model. Line began acting in movies in the early 40s. Helga moved ...
German actress who appeared in many Italian monster flicks during the sixties and seventies like "The Blancheville Monster," "Nightmare Castle," "Horror Express," "Horror Rises from the Tomb," "The Mummy's Revenge," "The Dracula Saga," and "The Vampires' Night Orgy."
82. Caroline Munro
Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me
Leggy, brunette-maned pin-up actress Caroline Munro was born in Windsor and lived in Rottingdean near Brighton where she attended a Catholic Convent School. By chance, her mother and a photographer entered her picture in a "Face of the Year" competition for the British newspaper The Evening News ...
Bond babe, Hammer babe, Sinbad babe, Caroline Munro's physique has appeared in "Dracula 1972 AD," "Dr. Phibes Rises Again," "Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter," "At the Earth's Core," "Maniac," "The Last Horror Film," and trash-slasher classic "Slaughter High," in which the 36 year old Munro played a high school student.
83. Vanessa Howard
Actress | Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly
Vanessa Howard was born on October 10, 1948 in Worthing, Sussex, England as Vanessa Tolhurst. She was an actress, known for Girly (1970), Some Girls Do (1969) and The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970). She was married to Robert Chartoff. She died on November 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California...
British cutie smoldered in cult classic "Girly." She also appeared in "The Blood Beast Terror," "Carnage (1968)," "What Became of Jack and Jill?," and a 1973 television version of "The Portrait of Dorian Grey." She seemingly retired from acting afterwards.
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 Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). She was previously married to John McEnery.
Hammer babe from "Dracula 1972 AD," "And Now the Screaming Starts," "Schizo," and "The Witch's Hammer."
85. 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 ...
As far as Carmilla's go, she's no Ingrid Pitt, but Stensgaard was undeniably eye-catching in the sequel "Lust for a Vampire." She also appeared in "Scream and Scream Again" and 1972's "Burke and Hare."
86. Elke Sommer
Actress | The Prize
This gorgeous Teutonic temptress was one of Hollywood's most captivating imports of the 1960s. Blonde and beautiful, Berlin-born Elke Sommer, with her trademark pouty lips, high cheekbones and sky-high bouffant hairdos, proved irresistible to American audiences, whether adorned in lace or leather, ...
A muse of the late Mario Bava, the enlightening Ms. Sommer appeared in "Baron Blood," "Lisa and the Devil," video nasty "I Miss You Hugs and Kisses," and the 1974 version of "Ten Little Indians."
Actress | Twins of Evil
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 ...
Twin sisters Madeleine and Mary Collinson were the first identical siblings to be featured in Playboy Magazine. After that, they got the title roles in the final part of Hammer's Carmilla trilogy, "Twins of Evil." Both of the girls are very busty and mouthwateringly hot.
88. Mary Collinson
Actress | Twins of Evil
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 ...
Twin sisters Madeleine and Mary Collinson were the first identical siblings to be featured in Playboy Magazine. After that, they got the title roles in the final part of Hammer's Carmilla trilogy, "Twins of Evil." Both of the girls are very busty and mouthwateringly hot.
89. Joan Collins
Actress | Dynasty
Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933 in Paddington, London, England as Joan Henrietta Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Dynasty (1981), Empire of the Ants (1977) and Land of the Pharaohs (1955). She has been married to Percy Gibson since February 17, 2002. She was previously ...
Though best known for her role on "Dynasty" and her second career as a trashy novelist, Collins has a number of horror credits including Amicus' "Tales from the Crypt," "Tales That Witness Murder," ""Fear in the Night," and "The Empire of Ants."
90. Virginia North
Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The daughter of an American Army Officer and a British mother, Virginia Anne Northrop spent her childhood travelling and growing up in whatever country her father happened to be posted. By the age of twenty, she settled in London and became a fashion model with Europe's leading agency, Models 1. ...
I'm noticing a large crossover between Bond girls and horror babes. Virginia North is of course best known as the nefarious Dr. Phibe's fetching assistant Vulnavia in "The Abominable Dr. Phibes."
91. Diana Rigg
Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service
British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
Rigg made her ...
Emma Peel and Tracy Bond, legendary British hottie Rigg's appeared alongside Vincent Price in "Theatre of Blood." Further horror credits include the TV movies "The Haunting of Helen Walker" and "The Worst Witch," if that counts.
92. Andrea Rau
Actress | Les lèvres rouges
Andrea Rau was born on October 31, 1947 in Stuttgart, Germany. She is an actress and producer, known for Daughters of Darkness (1971), Lola (1974) and Naughty Roommates (1969). She is married to Gernot Köhler. They have one child.
Though Harry Kumel's erotic classic "Daughters of Darkness" features several beautiful women, none of them made as strong an impression on me as boyish-in-looks-but-not-body Andrea Rau.
93. Margot Kidder
Actress | Superman
Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...
I've got a personal soft spot for smoky voiced Margot Kidder, despite her personal problems and up-and-down career. She was indeed a babe back in the seventies. Her horror credits include Brian DePalma's "Sisters," ""Black Christmas, ""The Amityville Horror," Rob Zombie's "Halloween II," "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud," and "The Clown at Midnight," among others. She is also, of course, the best Lois Lane ever.
94. Zohra Lampert
Actress | Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Solemn, Middle Eastern-looking Zohra Lampert had a touching, understated quality to her talent that should have gone further in the film business than it did. Somehow she never got the bigger breaks necessary for top-flight stardom. Still and all, this comely actress with soft, vulnerable features ...
The fay-like star of the dreamy "Let's Scare Jessica to Death," Lampert also appeared in "Exorcist III."
95. Pamela Franklin
Actress | The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
British actress Pamela Franklin has worked with many notable actors and directors throughout her career. A somewhat underrated actress, she had a wide range of emotions that she brought to her many versatile characters. Franklin was born in Yokohama, Japan, and her father was an importer/exporter. ...
Pamela Franklin has been a horror star from the very beginning, with major roles in 1961's "The Innocents" and Hammer's "The Nanny" not long after that. By the time she appeared in 1973's "Legend of Hell House," she had bloomed into a young lady so attractive, even ghosts wanted her. Other horror credits include "And Soon the Darkness" and Bert I. Gordon's "Necromancy."
96. Linda Blair
Actress | The Exorcist
From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed...
Forever associated with her world famous turn (literally) in "The Exorcist," Linda Blair got really hot by the time 1981's "Hell Night" came out. The low cut gown didn't hurt any. Other horror credits include "Witchery," "Grotesque," "Savage Streets," "Savage Island," "The Chilling," and "Sorceress." She reprises her most famous role in the much maligned "Exorcist II: The Heretic" and then parodied it in the equally maligned "Repossessed."
97. Pam Grier
Actress | Jackie Brown
Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched ...
The Face of blaxploitation and still a beautiful woman to this day, Pam Grier, best known as Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Jackie Brown, has some assorted horror credits, including "Scream Blacula Scream," "The Vindicator," "Something Wicked This Way Comes," "The Class of 1999," and "Ghosts of Mars."
98. Britt Ekland
Actress | The Man with the Golden Gun
Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a ...
World-famous British bombshell is best known to horror fans for her sexy song-and-dance in "The Wicker Man," as well as a psychotic turn in Amicus' "Asylum." Another Bond girl as well, in "The Man with the Golden Gun."
99. Julie Christie
Actress | Doctor Zhivago
Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter, Frank St. John Christie, and his wife, Rosemary (Ramsden), who was a painter. Her family was of English, and some ...
Respected actress Julie Christie had a notorious love scene with Donald Sutherland in "Don't Look Now" and got raped by an evil super computer in "Demonseed."
100. Teri McMinn
Actress | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Born in Houston, Texas. After graduating from high school, Teri studied and worked at The Dallas Theatre Center, in Dallas, Texas. Moving to Austin, Texas, in 1971, the young actress attended the University of Texas and St. Edwards University. It was in Austin, where she was discovered by director ...
Marilyn Burns had the best scream in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," but Teri McMinn's short-shorts were best in show too. She's recently starting appearing in a few low budget horror films after a thirty year break from acting.