News outlets are reporting that Polish/British actress Ingrid Pitt died yesterday after collapsing a few days prior. Pitt became famous for playing villainous (usually vampiric) sexually charged characters in a number of 1970s “Hammer Horror” films. She also had a small but important role in the 1973 cult classic film “The Wicker Man”.
Robin Hardy, the director of The Wicker Man, said he had “very good memories” of Pitt. He said: “She was a very attractive person in every sense. She was a perfectly good actress but a very decent person as well, not that those two things don’t often go together.” – The UK Press Association
Pagan film critic Peg Aloi says that “this beautiful and classy actress brought decades of joy and fascination to legions of horror fans, and she will be dearly missed.” A sentiment I can only echo.
For more on Ms. Pitt, please check out her official web site.