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Barbara Steele

Barbara Steele (born December 29, 1937, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England) is an English film actress. She is best known for starring in Italian gothic horror films of the 1960s. Her breakthrough role came in Italian director Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), now hailed as a classic. Steele starred in a string of horror films, including The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962); The Ghost, directed by Riccardo Freda and Roger Corman's 1961 adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Pit and the Pendulum. She guested on various British television shows including the spy drama Danger Man starring Patrick McGoohan. In 2010, she was a guest star in the Dark Shadows audio drama The Night Whispers. In 2010, actor-writer Mark Gatiss interviewed Steele about her role in Black Sunday (1960) for his BBC documentary series A History of Horror. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barbara Steele, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 29, 1937 In Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie Master of Dark Shadows 2019-04-16
Known For
Poster of Pretty Baby
Poster of Shivers
Poster of Easy Love
Poster of 8½
Movie Master of Dark Shadows Herself 2019-04-16
Series Castlevania Miranda (voice) 2017-07-07
Movie Le Fantôme The Widow 2016-10-14
Movie Minutes Past Midnight The Apparition of the Mill (segment 'The Mill At Calder's End') 2016-10-18
Movie Lost River Belladonna 2015-04-08
Movie Parasite Memories: The Making of 'Shivers' Herself 2014-10-13
Movie The Mill at Calder's End The Apparition of the Mill 2014-01-01
Movie The Shutterbug Man Narrator 2014-12-17
Movie House of Wax: Unlike Anything You've Seen Before! Herself 2013-10-01
Movie The Butterfly Room Ann 2012-08-04
Series A History of Horror 2010-10-11
Movie Her Morbid Desires Vanessa Peabody 2009-02-15
Movie Barbara Steele in Conversation Unknown 2009-05-19
Series Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown 2009-10-03
Movie The Boneyard Collection Vanessa Peabody (segment "Her Morbid Desires") 2008-01-01
Movie The Prophet Oakley 1999-01-01
Movie Hollywood Rated 'R' himself 1997-06-19
Movie Deep Above Mrs. Wagner 1994-01-01
Series Dark Shadows 1991-01-13
Movie Fear in the Dark Herself 1991-10-29
Series War and Remembrance Unknown 1988-11-13
Movie Be Pretty and Shut Up! Self 1981-03-04
Movie Silent Scream Victoria Engels 1979-11-23
Movie Pretty Baby Josephine 1978-04-05
Movie The Key Is in the Door Cathy 1978-12-13
Movie Piranha Dr. Mengers 1978-08-03
Movie I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Idat 1977-07-14
Movie Shivers Betts 1975-10-10
Movie Caged Heat Supt. McQueen 1974-04-19
Movie Stop the World... I Want to Get Off! Danielle 1970-10-08
Movie Ciao, Federico! Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1970-10-28
Movie Honeymoon with a Stranger Carla 1969-12-23
Movie Curse of the Crimson Altar Lavinia Morley 1968-12-01
Movie Barbara and Her Furs 1967-01-01
Movie For Love and Gold Teodora 1966-04-07
Movie The She Beast Veronica 1966-05-02
Movie An Angel for Satan Harriet Montebruno / Belinda 1966-05-04
Movie Young Törless Bozena 1966-05-20
Movie Terror-Creatures from the Grave Cleo Hauff 1965-06-23
Movie Nightmare Castle Muriel Arrowsmith / Jenny Arrowsmith (as Barbara Steel) 1965-08-20
Movie Money Unknown 1965-11-25
Movie Once Upon a Tractor Lady Clerk 1965-09-09
Movie Tre per una rapina Barbara Sims 1964-08-01
Movie Castle of Blood Elisabeth Blackwood 1964-02-27
Movie White Voices Guilia 1964-08-12
Movie The Maniacs Barbara (segment "l'hobby") / Brugnoli's Wife (segment "la cambiale") 1964-03-28
Movie The Monocle's Sour Laugh Valérie Gasparelli 1964-09-16
Movie The Long Hair of Death Helen Karnstein / Mary Karnstein 1964-12-30
Movie Easy Love Contessa Bardi-Stucchi (segment "Divorzio italo-americano") 1964-10-03
Movie The Hours of Love Leila 1963-01-01
Movie Gloria Morin 1963-02-14
Movie A Sentimental Attempt Silvia 1963-10-04
Movie The Ghost Margaret Hichcock 1963-03-30
Movie The Horrible Dr. Hichcock Cynthia Hichcock 1962-01-01
Movie The Iron Captain Floriana 1962-10-26
Movie The Pit and the Pendulum Elizabeth Barnard Medina 1961-08-12
Movie Your Money or Your Wife Juliet Frost 1960-03-01
Movie Black Sunday Princess Asa Vajda / Katia Vajda (as Barbara Steel) 1960-08-12
Movie The 39 Steps Extra 1959-03-13
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Movie Upstairs and Downstairs Mary 1959-11-02
Movie Sapphire Student 1959-11-02
Movie Bachelor of Hearts Fiona 1958-12-12
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Phyllis 1955-10-02