Ingrid Pitt (1937–2010)

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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 Berlin stage, however, she did not appear on screen ... See full bio »


(age 73) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Wicker Man Librarian
The Vampire Lovers Marcilla / Carmilla / Mircalla Karnstein
Countess Dracula Countess Elisabeth


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 2011 Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest (Short)
Ingrid Pitt
 2008 Sea of Dust
 2008 Beyond the Rave (Video)
Tooley's Mum
 2006 Minotaur
The Leper
 2003 Dominator
Lady Violator (voice)
 2000 The Asylum
 2000 Green Fingers (Short)
Mrs. Bowen
 1988 Hanna's War
 1987 Bulman (TV Series)
- Chicken of the Baskervilles (1987) ... Laura
 1985 Underworld
 1985 Wild Geese II
 1984 Bones
 1984 The House (TV Movie)
Countess Von Eisen
 1972-1984 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Dr. Solow / Galleia
- Warriors of the Deep: Part Three (1984) ... Dr. Solow
- Warriors of the Deep: Part Two (1984) ... Dr. Solow
- Warriors of the Deep: Part One (1984) ... Dr. Solow
- The Time Monster: Episode Six (1972) ... Galleia
- The Time Monster: Episode Five (1972) ... Galleia
 1983 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
 1983 Octopussy
Galley Mistress (voice, uncredited)
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini Series)
- The General's Big Fish (1982) ... Elvira
- A Mother's Assistance (1982) ... Elvira
 1982 The Final Option
 1981 Artemis 81 (TV Movie)
Hitchcock Blonde
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Eva Baum
- Unity (1981) ... Eva Baum
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
- Where the Action Is (1975) ... Ilse
 1974 Ski-Boy (TV Series)
- Buried Menace (1974) ... Jo
 1974 The Zoo Gang (TV Series)
Lyn Martin
- Mindless Murder (1974) ... Lyn Martin
 1973 The Wicker Man
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
- Double Exposure (1973) ... Elayna
 1972 Nobody Ordered Love
Alice Allison
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
- Nadine (1972) ... Nadine
 1971 The House That Dripped Blood
Carla (segment "The Cloak")
 1971 Countess Dracula
Countess Elisabeth
 1970 The Vampire Lovers
Marcilla / Carmilla / Mircalla Karnstein
 1968 The Omegans
 1968 Where Eagles Dare
 1967 Ironside (TV Series)
Irene Novas
- The Fourteenth Runner (1967) ... Irene Novas
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
Tallie Montreaux
- The 1000 Feet Deep Brief (1967) ... Tallie Montreaux
 1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Courtesan (uncredited)
 1966 Sound of Horror
Sofia Minelli
 1966 Un beso en el puerto
 1966 Tiempo y hora (TV Series)
- Algunos vuelven (1966) ... Camarera
 1965 Chimes at Midnight (uncredited)
 1965 Doctor Zhivago
Extra (uncredited)
 1963 The Saint (TV Series)
Poolside Sunbather
- The Bunco Artists (1963) ... Poolside Sunbather (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Book: The Ingrid Pitt Book of Murder, Torture and Depravity (2000) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 10 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[from a 2006 interview] I was in a concentration camp as a child and I don't want to see horror. I think it's amazing that I do horror films when I had this awful childhood. But maybe that's why I'm good at it. See more »


She had a passion for World War II aircraft. After revealing this on a radio programme, she was invited by the museum at RAF Duxford to have a flight on a Lancaster bomber. She also held a student's pilot licence and a black belt in karate. See more »


Natural brunette hair See more »


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