Sunday, October 2, 2016

#5 Ingrid Pitt

Beautiful and sexy, Ingrid Pitt is my all-time favorite B movie vampire. One of the Hammer honeys, they labeled her “the most beautiful ghoul in the world.” 

Though she actually didn’t make that many horror movies (and they weren’t all Hammer), she was not someone any viewer was likely to forget. She also did a wonderful job keeping her legacy alive, becoming a convention regular, operating her own website, writing articles for other sites and magazines, and always staying in character.

Her back story, by the way, is one of the most interesting I’ve ever run across. As a child, she actually spent three years in a Nazi concentration camp. And as a teen, she escaped from East Germany by diving in a river, swimming across, and marrying the U.S. soldier who rescued her.

Embarrassing Real Name:  Ingoushka Petrov

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Czestochowa, Poland

Embarrassing Movies
  • The Sound of Horror
  • Countess Dracula
  • The Vampire Lovers *
  • The House That Dripped Blood *
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines
  • Makes You Quiver and Quake!
  • David Lynch meets The Brides of Dracula
  • Vampires! Voodoo! Vixens! Victims!
  • If you dare... taste the deadly passion of the BLOOD-NYMPHS

Embarrassing Characters
  • Hooker
  • The Leper
  • Elvira
  • Lady Violator

Number of Marriages:  3

Whiffs of Scandal:  nudes

Interesting Tidbits
  • Was discovered at a bullfight
  • Was a member of the prestigious Berliner Ensemble, directed by Bertolt Brecht
  • Made her film debut in Doctor Zhivago
  • Was a judge on a BBC talent show
  • Wrote ten books
  • Was a huge cricket fan
  • Had a pilot license and a black belt in karate

Where can I learn more?

One lump or two?

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