#39 Delphine Seyrig

27 05 2010

French star of stage and screen Delphine Seyrig made her movie debut in Robert Frank’s Pull My Daisy, and she worked with many great European directors – Resnais, Truffault, Buñuel, and Duras, to name a few.

She had only one true Queen ‘O Scream feature, Daughters of Darkness from 1971, in which she played the vampire Countess Bathory.  Her incredible cool beauty and air of sophistication was perfectly suited to that classic of erotic horror.

Seyrig used her fame and influence to promote feminism and womens issues throughout her career, and directed and starred in films about women and their creative processes.  She died from cancer in 1990 at age 58.

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