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Do you remember actress Barbara Steele?

Early in her career at a young age she became known as the Horror Scream Queen, appearing in such gothic thrillers as Black Sunday, The Pit And The Pendulum, The Horrible Dr. Hichcock, Castle Of Blood, and The She Beast. She appeared in other movies as well but they were overshadowed by her horror genre.

Born in England on December 29, 1937. Now 81 years old.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6904/21/2019

She meets her gruesome fate locked in the Iron Maiden in The Pit And The Pendulum. A knock-out ending.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 104/14/2019

ew

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 204/14/2019
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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 304/14/2019
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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 404/14/2019

I loved her in the Dark Shadows miniseries in 1990.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 504/14/2019

Oh, excuse me. 1991.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 604/14/2019

She revived her acting career playing the pivotal role of Dr. Julia Hoffman in the Dark Shadows revival series in 1991.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 704/14/2019

She tried to cure Barnabas Collins of his vampire affliction but with bizarre results.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 804/14/2019

Her first big horror movie, Black Sunday.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 904/14/2019

She thought that all of her films were trash for the longest time but seems to have come around as of late.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1004/14/2019

They attempt to kill her in Black Sunday.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1104/14/2019

She’s one of the hookers in PRETTY BABY, that’s all I know.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1204/14/2019

Curse Of The Crimson Altar.

Love the headdress!

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1304/14/2019

Dan Curtis was fucking her for a while, long before the Dark Shadows reboot in the 90s.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1404/14/2019

Scary and sexy.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1504/14/2019

Pants down for the whipping!

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1604/14/2019

Surprised she is still alive. Very attractive in her day, had a Spanish look to her.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1704/14/2019

In later years.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1804/14/2019

What movie is the whipping scene at r15 & r16 from?

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 1904/14/2019

Love Babs Steele

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2004/14/2019

She was also in Fellini's 8 1/2. Met her a few years ago at the Chiller Show in Jersey. Very sweet.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2104/14/2019

Love her

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2204/14/2019

You queens wanna talk about Black Sunday and not one mention of the luscious John Richardson?

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2304/14/2019

She shagged the gorgeous Rik Battaglia in Nightmare Castle

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2404/14/2019

I remember Barbara Steele from David Cronenberg's horror movie "Shivers" (1975).

In this scene, a parasite comes up through the drain, into the bathtub, and kills her.

Shivers - Bathtub

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2504/14/2019

She was a darkly beautiful Anglo-Irish actress of the 60's.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2604/14/2019

R19 It's an Italian movie called L' armata Brancaleone (1966) and stars Vittorio Gassman.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2704/14/2019

R23 John Richardson.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2804/14/2019

Barbara Steele with the cast members of the Dark Shadows revival series.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 2904/14/2019

I always thought she was stunning. She did a little indie movie a few years ago called The Butterfly Room with a lot of other scream queens like Heather Langenkamp and P.J. Soles. The movie itself is nothing special, but she was great in it. She still looks excellent.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3004/14/2019

With Horror King Vincent Price in The Pit And The Pendulum.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3104/14/2019

As Dr. Julia Hoffman, gradually at odds with vampire Barnabas Collins who she is trying to cure.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3204/14/2019

R10 There are quite a few others who changed their tune once they $ee how much money they can rake in at convention$ and other horror related thing$.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3304/14/2019

Julia!!!!!!!

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3404/14/2019

She was in that weird movie a couple years ago "Dark River".

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3504/14/2019

I fucking hated Black Sunday. One of the most overrated horror films of all time.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3604/14/2019

Well congrats on her still being alive.

I only saw Pit and the Pendulum last October.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3704/14/2019

A more tranquil moment from The Pit And The Pendulum.

Barbara Steele and Vincent Price.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3804/15/2019

Fun fact: As a kid, Tim Burton idolized her. You can see her in all of his casting and dating/marriage choices:

Winona Ryder Lena Gieseke (wife) Lisa Marie Smith (wife) Eva Green Geena Davis Helena Bonham-Carter (wife) Christina Ricci

She actually wanted to be known that she worked with Fellini, and not the schlocky Bava. She's a fascinating woman, well cultured with a very wicked sense of humor.

I quite love her as The Widow with DL's fave Mads Mikkelsen:

Le Fantôme a Jake Scott film starring Mads Mikkelsen and the new Ford Edge.

Le Fantôme a Jake Scott film starring Mads Mikkelsen and the new Ford Edge.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 3904/15/2019

Goddamn formatting:

Winona Ryder

Lena Gieseke (wife)

Lisa Marie Smith (wife)

Eva Green

Geena Davis

Helena Bonham-Carter (wife)

Christina Ricci

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 4004/15/2019

R19

I think the whipping scene is from "Young Torless".

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I have a friend who knows her well and says she's hysterically funny. Very classy in appearance, but bawdy as hell in personality.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 4304/15/2019

Barbara Steele and her lover chained up by her angry husband in another horror flick, Nightmare Castle.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 4404/15/2019

Surprise!

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 4504/15/2019

I actually recall watching Pit and the Pendulum as a small child and when it was over asking my mother what was an adulteress. The way she so quickly told me she didn't know and to never mind made it clear I had somehow sad a bad word and to immediately drop the subject.

Pit & the Pendulum (Roger Corman, 1961)

Has Vincent Price buried his wife alive? Has she returned to exact revenge? This scene is the moment of truth (and therefore very spoilery if you've never se...

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 4604/15/2019

She was very seXy. Her onetime husband was working on the screenplay for THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY ? 50 years ago & originally wanted her to play the role that Susannah York eventually did.

Fellini's 8 1/2 | Dance scene

The best

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 4704/15/2019

Gorgeous when young, but now has a kind of a Jackie Stallone thing going on.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 4804/16/2019

Steele was a striking presence on film but I don't know that she was really much of an actress. Hard to say for sure given the most of the crap she did. The only watchable horror films she did were BLACK SUNDAY and PIT AND THE PENDULUM.

She's cool in 8 1/2, but it's not one of the major roles. She's dubbed in German in YOUNG TORLESS (and the whipping scene posted above is not from that film).

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 4904/16/2019

She had a very small, uncredited role in the 1959 British film SAPPHIRE, a mystery that hinges on racial hatred. Steele has a quick scene in a cafe playing one of the title character's friends.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5004/16/2019

R49 Barbara Steele's acting in the Dark Shadows revival series was excellent - restrained but letter perfect. She was one of the best things about the series and really stood out.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5104/16/2019

As a young actress she had a guest-starring role on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, co-starring with Joel Crothers (of Dark Shadows) and a young Barbara Harris

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - S 7 E 6 - Beta Delta Gamma - video dailymotion

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - S 7 E 6 - Beta Delta Gamma

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5204/17/2019

I remember her from the 1979 slasher film "Silent Scream". She played a crazy bitch very believably.

The movie also starred Yvonne De Carlo.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5304/17/2019

Barbara Steele about to participate in a séance.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5404/17/2019

r54, what is that from?

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5504/17/2019

R55, not R54, but that's from Dark Shadows, 1990-91.

It was a mostly faithful adaptation of the original; the biggest change was a merge of Victoria and Maggie; Maggie was a supporting character who did not resemble Josette DuPres; that was Victoria; so when Victoria went into the past - 1795 - she encountered her lookalike.

I had mixed feelings on Steele. Grayson Hall is a tough act to follow. But she was good. Quite good.

I was in a coffee shop on Wilshire in LA within the last few years and I swear Barbara Steele was sitting there a few tables over. We smiled at each other. I wish I'd said something.

81. Cripes. We're all going to die, aren't we?

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5604/17/2019
THE SILENT SCREAM (1980) trailer S.T.Fr. (optional)

Directed by Denny Harris and starring Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Avery Schreiber, Yvonne De Carlo and Barbara Steele.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5704/18/2019

r53 and r57, I haven't seen Silent Scream in years. It was a pretty good slasher film. Yvonne DeCarlo played Barbara Steele's mother.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5804/18/2019

If Barbara Steele is still alive and working how in the hell has Tim Burton not convinced her to act in something for him? The Eva Green connection is STRONG

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 5904/18/2019

Forrest J. Ackerman introduced me to Barbara Steele in 1960. (...in his magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland)

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6004/18/2019

I fucking loved the Dark Shadows reboot. And she was very good in it.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6104/18/2019

R61 Barbara Steele on the set of Dark Shadows. She certainly knows how to pose.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6304/19/2019

A harp and a cigarette.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6404/19/2019

Fiery.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6504/20/2019

A bare chested hunk who appears out of nowhere in Steele's "Castle Of Blood".

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6604/21/2019

Those big eyes.

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by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6704/21/2019

She does seem like a natural fit for a Tim Burton movie. Would be nice of him to give her a ring and give her a fucking role.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6804/21/2019

I know that she was offered a cameo with the other DS alums for the Dark Shadows movie, but either it wasn't big enough for her, or she had a conflicting job.

by Photo from The Pit And The Pendulum.reply 6904/21/2019
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