Wednesday, October 19, 2011


If you're a perv like me, you've probably wondered who this major babe in these classic cult films were. A shit load of Wikipedia & Google here, and here you have today's post!

Caroline Munro is a super babe English actress/model most known for her appearances in horror, science fiction & action films in the 70's & 80's. Her first job was becoming for Vogue magazine at the age of 17. She moved to London to pursue top modeling jobs and became a major cover girl for fashion and TV ads. Her image was plastered all over the country, and this would eventually lead to her next big break.

She would appear alongside Vincent Price in 1971 in The Abominable Dr. Phibes, playing the deceased Mrs. Victoria Regina Phibes. It was during the making of Dracula AD 1972 that she decided from this film onward she was a full-fledged actress. Up until then, she was always considered a model who did some acting on the side.

Munro completed her contract for Hammer with Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter in 1974. Directed by Brian Clemens, she plays the barefoot gypsy girl Carla. In Paramount Pictures DVD commentary, Clemens explains that he envisioned the role as a fiery, Raquel Welch type, red-head. Hammer pushed for Munro, and the script was adapted accordingly. She would later turn down the lead female roles in Hammer's Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, and the unmade Vampirella because they required nudity. Damn.

In 1977, Munro turned down the opportunity to play villainess Ursa in Superman in favor of what would become her most celebrated film appearance, the ill-fated helicopter pilot Naomi in the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, who seductively winks at Bond while trying to gun him down from her helicopter. In her role as Naomi, she holds the distinction of being the first woman ever undeniably killed by James Bond. Munro continued to work in numerous British and European horror and science fiction films through the 1970s and 1980s, most notably Starcrash (1979) with David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer and Marjoe Gortner.

[Munro's career continued to thrive well in the 1980s, appearing in many slasher and Eurotrash productions. Her first film shot on American soil was the William Lustig production Maniac (1980). This was soon followed by the "multi-award winning, shot during the Cannes Film Festival" shocker The Last Horror Film (1982) (directed by David Winters), in which she was reunited with her Maniac co-star Joe Spinell. She had a cameo role in the cult classic slasher Don't Open 'Til Christmas as a singer (1984), Slaughter High (1986), Paul Naschy's Howl of the Devil (1987), and Jess Franco's Faceless (1988), followed in rapid succession. She reteamed with Starcrash director, Luigi Cozzi, for Il Gatto nero in 1989. This would be Caroline's last major film appearance.]  
-via Wikipedia

By the 1990s, Munro had decided to focus more on her family, daughters, Georgina and Iona, and husband George. And now she's celebrated by Creep Street. Thank you Caroline, for being not only being delicious eye candy in classic cult flicks, but also setting an example for being a multifaceted talented actress in the process.

Creep Street approved!


commodore sixty four said...

oh yeah ive google imaged her a few times. dracula AD 1972 is hilarious especially draculas wormy sidekick "johnny alucard" who sets up victims for draculas orgy,and who thinks nobody will notice his scrambled last name.


it took me a while as a kid in Monster Squad to figure it out too hahahaha

commodore sixty four said...

Monster Squad & Night of the Creeps make a good halloween double feature. Fred Dekker rules!