Ingrid Pitt, the B-movie maven most popularly of Hammer Films, has died at age 73. Pitt appeared in many films, but found her fame in Hammer Studio's The Vampire Lovers, frequently in heavy-rotation on some networks. She went on to star in many Hammer productions, often as a villainess, which she attributed to her desire to see women in fewer docile, even victimized, roles. She later cashed-in on her B-movie cachet with an autobiography, Life's a Scream, and three books of horror trivia.
Ingrid Pitt's real name was Ingoushka Petrov. She survived three years in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
© C Harris Lynn, 2010