Ingrid Pitt, who survived a Nazi concentration camp and became one of Britain’s top horror movie actresses, died November 23, two days after her 73rd birthday.
Most closely associated with Hammer’s softcore period: The Vampire Lovers (1970), Countess Dracula (1971). Also appeared in AIP’s The House That Dripped Blood (1971) and British Lion’s The Wicker Man (1973).
TV appearances included Doctor Who (1972 and 1984, in different roles), Aremis 81 (1981).
“It’s great meeting the fans,” she once said. “They say I’m more beautiful now than I was 25 years ago. All lies of course, but sweet. Where else is an old bag like me going to find strapping young men and women to whisper sweet nothings in her ear?”
[Thanks to Steve Green for the story.]