#70 Caroline Munro

10 09 2010

A British actress who defines ‘scream queen’ to fans of Hammer horror, Caroline wanted to be a fine artist when a photo of her was discovered by David Bailey, launching a modeling career.  When she was 16, she recorded a single for EMI, “Tar and Cement’, which had Ginger Baker, Steve Howe, and Eric Clapton as session musicians.  She’s also in Adam Ant’s “Goody Two Shoes” and Meatloaf’s “If You Really Want To” videos.  The Zombies’ 1971 song “Caroline Goodbye” is about lead singer Colin Bluestone’s breakup with Caroline.

Caroline had an uncredited part in the 1966 Casino Royale, and returned as a starring Bond girl in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977.  But most of Caroline’s long cinematic adventure has been as a Queen ‘O Scream – The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dracula A.D. 1972, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter, Sharon’s Baby, At the Earth’s Core, Starcrash, Maniac, The Last Horror Film, Slaughter High, El aullido del diablo, Faceless, Demons 6: De Profundis, Flesh For The Beast, The Absence of Light, and Eldorado.

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