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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Goodbye Countess Dracula--Ingrid Pitt Has Left the Set

Ingrid Pitt, the sexually explicit Scream Queen who really made Hammer Horror movies more than just blood, guts and gore--and who remains one of the most seductive vampiresses of all time--recently passed away at the age of 73. You can read more herehere, here and here.  Her Wikipedia page is worth looking at as well, if you're a fan of Hammer Horrors or her other roles like Doctor Zhivago.  The lady was more than a heaving bosom and some glued-on fangs, but it's movies like The Vampire Lovers that she'll be most remembered for...and that's just fine.  She will definitely be missed, but her movies will live on, especially the Hammer films, and perhaps that is a form of undeath that an actress would find amusing, if not gratifying.

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