Barbara Steele

Born Dec 29, 1937

Barbara Steele is an English film actress. She is best known for starring in Italian gothic horror films of the 1960s. Her breakthrough role came in Italian director Mario Bava's Black Sunday, now hailed as a classic. Steele starred in a string of horror films, including The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962), The Ghost directed by Riccardo Freda, and Roger Corman's 1961 adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Pit and the Pendulum, among others.… Read More

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1937 Birth Born on December 29, 1937.


1960 22 Years Old She guest starred on various British television shows including the spy drama, Danger Man starring Patrick McGoohan. She made her American television debut in 1960 as Dolores in the "Daughter of Illusion" episode of the ABC series, Adventures in Paradise, starring Gardner McKay. … Read More
1961 23 Years Old In 1961, she appeared as Phyllis in the "Beta Delta Gamma" episode of CBS's Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
1963 25 Years Old She also had an important role in Federico Fellini's celebrated 8½ in 1963. … Read More


2010 72 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, she was a guest star in the Dark Shadows audio drama, The Night Whispers.
2014 76 Years Old In 2014 she appeared in the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling's drama-fantasy thriller film Lost River, in which she portrayed the character Belladonna in a supporting role.
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