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Barbara Steele

Barbara Steele is an English actress. She's best known as the scream queen of Italian gothic horror movies of the 1960s. Her breakthrough role came in Italian director Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960). It's now hailed as a masterpiece of the Italian gothic horror film.

Steele starred in a string of horror classics including: The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962), The Ghost directed by Riccardo Freda, as well as the Roger Corman adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Pit and the Pendulum. According to Kim Newman's Nightmare Movies, she is on record as saying that she never wanted to climb out of another f---ing coffin again.

R. H. W. Dillard entitled his first collection of poems The Day I Stopped Dreaming About Barbara Steele (1966)

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Barbara Steele Facts

BirthdayDecember 19, 1937 (85)
BirthplaceBirkenhead, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.