To celebrate Women In Horror Recognition month, Day of the Woman is celebrating by compiling the ABC's of women in horror.
TODAY'S PROGRAM IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER: I
In 2010, horror fans bid a farewell to the undisputed queen of Hammer Horror, Ingrid Pitt. The 1960s and 1970s presented a cornucopia of genre love from just about every angle of the spectrum, and Ingrid Pitt reigned supreme as our queen. A survivor of the concentration camps of the Holocaust, Ingrid Pitt was a member of the Berliner Ensemble (lead by the legendary Bertolt Brecht's widow). It was when she became involved with Hammer productions that the Polish beauty skyrocketed to cult status. She got her first big break playingMarcilla, Carmilla, and Mircalla Karnstei in The Vampire Lovers. The following year, Ingrid performed in her most well known role, the title character in Countess Dracula. A true icon, Ingrid Pitt is a staple in horror history.
Obviously, there are PLENTY of women and films that have yet to be uncovered, but who knows...maybe they'll make an appearance under another letter. Stay tuned to Day of the Woman for a continuation of this series and
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