Countess Dracula: R.I.P.

The Vampire LoversSad to report one of horror movie’s classiest and sexiest icons has passed away. Ingrid Pitt, known for her blouse-busting performances in The Vampire Lovers (1973), Countess Dracula (1971) and The House That Dripped Blood (1971), has been called “The First Lady of English Horror” and was one of Great Britain’s finest genre actresses. She was 73.

Ingrid PittYou’ve seen her suck neck. You’ve seen her suck, um, other female body parts. You’ve see her top billing and topless. But here’s a few things you may not have known about our favorite biter:

A Polish-born actress, Ingrid survived a Nazi concentration camp. She also eluded Communist police in Germany before escaping to England. Ingrid also appeared alongside Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968). (I didn’t see that one, but I’m betting it has something to do with endangered bloodsucking birds utilizing their beaks of death to facilitate the feasting on humans.) In the 1960s, Pitt was a member of the prestigious Berliner Ensemble. To date, I have as yet not been nominated to become a member.

Ingrid PittIngrid has also written books, screenplays, was a columnist for several horror magazines, had a pilot’s license and held a black belt in karate. She was also twice married. Alas, I was not lucky enough to be her ex.

To the beautiful, classy, smart and indescribably sexy Ingrid Pitt – there will never be another like you. And if someone like that ever comes around again, you can bet I’ll date the hell outta her.


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