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Barbara Shelley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Barbara Shelley (born 13 February 1932) is an English film and television actress. She is now retired, but was at her busiest in the late 1950s (Blood of the Vampire) and 1960s when she became Hammer Horror's number one female star, with The Gorgon (1964), Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966), Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966), and Quatermass and the Pit (1967) among her credits. Although she is known as a scream queen, in fact her most famous scream (in the aforementioned Dracula film) was dubbed by co-star Suzan Farmer. She also appeared in Village of the Damned (1960) and in the 1984 Doctor Who serial Planet of Fire. In 2010, writer and actor Mark Gatiss interviewed Shelley about her career at Hammer Films for his BBC documentary series A History of Horror. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barbara Shelley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Feb 13, 1932 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ballata tragica 1955-01-01
Latest Project:
Series The House of Horror - Memories of Bray 2013-10-04
Known For
Poster of The House of Horror - Memories of Bray
Poster of A History of Horror
Poster of The Borgias
Poster of Suspense (UK)
Series The House of Horror - Memories of Bray Herself 2013-10-04
Series A History of Horror 2010-10-11
Movie The Stranger: More Than a Messiah Charlotte Darton 1992-01-01
Movie Maigret Louise Maigret 1988-02-22
Series By the Sword Divided Unknown 1983-10-16
Series The Borgias Vannozza Canale 1981-10-14
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Series Pride and Prejudice Mrs. Gardiner 1980-01-13
Series Blake's 7 Dr. Plaxton 1978-01-02
Series The Hanged Man Unknown 1975-02-15
Series Oil Strike North 1975-08-26
Movie Ghost Story Matron 1974-03-19
Series Counterstrike Unknown 1969-09-08
Movie Quatermass and the Pit Barbara Judd 1968-02-16
Series Man in a Suitcase Unknown 1967-09-27
Movie Dracula: Prince of Darkness Helen Kent 1966-01-12
Movie Rasputin: The Mad Monk Sonia 1966-03-06
Movie The Gorgon Carla Hoffman 1965-02-17
Movie The Secret of Blood Island Elaine 1964-12-01
Series Detective Unknown 1964-03-30
Movie Blind Corner Anne Gregory 1963-01-01
Series Doctor Who Unknown 1963-11-23
Movie Postman's Knock Jean 1962-03-01
Movie Stranglehold Chris Morrison 1962-01-01
Movie Death Trap 1962-10-01
Series Suspense (UK) Unknown 1962-04-30
Series The Saint Unknown 1962-10-04
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07
Movie The Shadow of the Cat Beth Venable 1961-05-01
Movie Village of the Damned Anthea Zellaby 1960-06-16
Series Danger Man Unknown 1960-09-11
Movie A Story of David Abigail 1960-12-01
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie Bobbikins Valerie 1959-07-28
Movie Deadly Record Susan Webb 1959-06-01
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Series The Third Man Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie The Camp on Blood Island Kate Keiller 1958-06-11
Movie Blood of the Vampire Madeleine Duval 1958-08-25
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie The Solitary Child 1958-12-09
Movie Cat Girl Leonora Johnson / Leonora Brandt 1957-09-01
Movie The End of the Line Liliane Crawford 1957-12-01
Movie Lacrime di sposa Barbara 1956-02-02
Movie Ballata tragica 1955-01-01
Movie Luna nova 1955-05-11
Series Dixon of Dock Green Unknown 1955-07-09
Movie I quattro del getto tonante 1955-12-30