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Barbara Steele


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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Known For

Gloria Morin
(1963)
Black Sunday Katia Vajda / Princess Asa Vajda
(1960)
Shivers Betts
(1975)
Pretty Baby Josephine
(1978)

Filmography

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 2019 Z Dead End (filming) (rumored)
 2016 Minutes Past Midnight
The Apparition of the Mill (segment 'The Mill At Calder's End')
 2016 Le Fantôme (Short)
The Widow
 2015 The Mill at Calder's End (Short)
The Apparition of the Mill
 2014 The Shutterbug Man (Short) (voice)
 2014 Lost River
Grandma
 2012 The Butterfly Room
Ann
 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
Cathy
 1978 Piranha
Dr. Mengers
 1978 Pretty Baby
Josephine
 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
Betts
 1974 Caged Heat
Supt. McQueen
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
The Widow Craighill (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
- The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore (1972) ... The Widow Craighill (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
 1969 Honeymoon with a Stranger (TV Movie)
Carla
 1968 Handicap (Short)
 1968 La amante estelar (Short)
 1968 The Crimson Cult
Lavinia Morley
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Giana
- Bridge of Spies (1966) ... Giana
 1966 An Angel for Satan
Harriet Montebruno / Belinda
 1966 She Beast
Veronica
 1966 L'armata Brancaleone
Teodora
 1966 Young Törless
Bozena
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Cleo
- 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 (as Barbara Steel)
 1965 The Long Hair of Death
Helen Karnstein / Mary Karnstein
 1964 Amore facile
Contessa Bardi-Stucchi (segment "Divorzio italo-americano")
 1964 The Monocle
Valérie
 1964 Tre per una rapina
Barbara Sims / Germany: Anna
 1964 Castle of Blood
Elisabeth Blackwood
 1964 White Voices
Guilia
 1964 Les baisers
Thelma (episode 3 "Baiser du soir")
 1964 I maniaci
Barbara (segment "l'hobby") / Brugnoli's Wife (segment "la cambiale")
 1963 The Ghost
Margaret Hichcock
 1963 The Hours of Love
Leila
 1963
Gloria Morin
 1962 The Horrible Dr. Hichcock
Cinzia Hichcock
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Phyllis
- Beta Delta Gamma (1961) ... Phyllis
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum
Elizabeth Barnard Medina
 1960 Flaming Star
Roslyn Pierce (scenes deleted)
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Dolores
- Daughter of Illusion (1960) ... Dolores
 1960 Black Sunday
Katia Vajda / Princess Asa Vajda (as Barbara Steel)
 1960 Your Money or Your Wife
Juliet
 1959 The Heart of a Man
Girl (scenes deleted)
 1959 Sapphire
Student (uncredited)
 1959 The 39 Steps
Extra (uncredited)
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Fiona
 1958 Houseboat
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1958 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Toni Miller
- Missing Persons (1958) ... Toni Miller
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Other Works:

TV Series: "Dial 999". She had a bit part in an unidentified episode of this UK Crime series. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 8 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Barbara Steel

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Seductive deep voice See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of All Scream Queens

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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