Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ingrid Pitt (1937 - 2010)

Best known for her appearances in a number of British horror films in the 1970's, Ingrid Pitt has passed away at the age of 73.

Although she only stared in a few films for Hammer and Amicus (most notably Countess Dracula where she played a thinly veiled (and somewhat 'vamped up') version of the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, Ingrid Pitt was nonetheless closely identified with the horror genre for most of her career.

Apart from Countess Dracula she also appeared in Hammer's The Vampire Lovers – based loosely upon Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla – The House That Dripped Blood for Amicus (more or less playing a version of herself this time) and, briefly, in The Wicker Man.