Sometimes Barbara Shelley was the victim At the end of the film Blood of the Vampire (1958), did the Victorian character she played? your brocade top torn right? was in chains in a mad scientist’s basement laboratory

She was at the mercy of Christopher Lee in Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) despite having fangs of her own before the end (in fact, she accidentally swallowed one of them while filming her death scene, which she considered to be one of her finest moments)

Sometimes she was an innocent bystander In The Village of the Damned (1960) was she impregnated by mysterious alien rays and had a son? a beautiful, emotionless blond child whose bright eyes could kill

Sometimes she was the monster, although in Cat Girl (1957) it wasn’t her fault that a centuries-old family curse turned her into a man-eating leopard

Shelley, the elegant queen of the camp in British horror films for a decade, died on Aug. January in London.She was 88. Her agent, Thomas Bowington, said in a statement that she spent two weeks in December in a hospital where she contracted COVID-19, but it was treated successfully, but after she was after Having gone home, she died of what he called “underlying problems”

Barbara Teresa Kowin was born on 13 Born February 1932 in Harrow, England, part of Greater London, After starring in a high school production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, she decided to become an actress and began modeling to overcome her shyness / p>
Her film debut was part of Man in Hiding (1953), a crime drama.She enjoyed a vacation in Italy in 1955 so much that she stayed and made films there for two years. When Italians struggled to pronounce Kowin, she called herself Shelley at

Bringing Cat Girl home in England resulted in her being named to lead the horror, most of her best-known pictures were for Hammer Films, the London-based studio responsible for horror classics like The Mummy and The Curse of Frankenstein

But often there weren’t any monsters on screen. She played nearly a hundred other roles in films and on TV. She was Mrs. Gardiner, the Bennet sisters ???? wise aunt, in a 1980 miniseries version of Pride and Prejudice She appeared on Doctor Who, The Saint, The Avengers and Eastenders

She made guest appearances on mid-century American series including Route 66 and Bachelor Father.In the 1970s, she had a stage career as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her last film role was in Uncle Silas (1989), a miniseries starring Peter Oâ € ™ Toole

But the horror films? her last was Quatermass and the Pit (1967), roughly a 5 million year old artifact? were her legacy

“They’ve built a fan base for me, and I’m very moved that people will come and ask for my autograph,” Shelley told Express Magazine in 2009. All the other things I’ve done no one remembersâ ??? ?

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