The Passing of Ingrid Pitt
Nuts – we’ve lost another Hammer Horror alumni, and cult figure from the ’70s horror scene.
From the BBC:
She added that she wanted her mother to be remembered as the Countess Dracula with the “wonderful teeth and the wonderful bosom”.
Official Hammer historian Marcus Hearn paid tribute to the star, calling her a “talented actress and fine writer”.
He added: “She was partly responsible for ushering in a bold and brazen era of sexually explicitly horror films in the 1970s, but that should not denigrate her abilities as an actress.”
A good friend of the actress, Mr Hearn said she was “gloriously uninhibited” and “great fun to be with”.
The horrorati can complain about the down turn that Hammer took in the ’70s, but it’s my personal opinion that the Hammer legacy we have today wouldn’t have survived as strongly as it has if not for the schlock they put out during that decade.