Caroline Munro
British actor and model
Caroline Munro
Caroline Munro is an English actress and model known for her many appearances in horror, science fiction and action films of the 1970s and 1980s.
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Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: 2 More Screen Vixens Who Possibly Were Cursed!
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Cinema sirens Joi Lansing and Janet Munro from the 1950s may have been plagued by a deadly curse, each dying at a relatively young age! Conceivably, negative forces may have been infuriated by their appearances in movies which touched upon the sacred subject matter of their shadowy domain! Here are the details: - Joi Lansing (1929-1972): This sizzling blonde (born Joyce Wassmansdorff) had brief stints as galpals in 1958's Queen of Outer Space, which starred Zsa Zsa Gabor as a Venusian, and 1959's The Atomic Submarine, where Arthur Franz led a crew of humans in a battle against an extraterrestrial craft situated beneath the arctic circle. She was the leading lady, Boots Malone, in Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967), a comic-horror entry that featured Basil Rathbone (beloved of horror buffs as Wolf von Frankenstein in 1939's The Son of Frankenstein), Lon Chaney Jr. (immortalized as filmdom's Lawrence "The Wolfman" Talbot) and John Carradine (Dracula in 1944's House o ...
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Dan Persons: Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad: Starcrash
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
Italy has brought us so many wonderful things: Fellini; lasagna; Silvio Berlusconi (that last is debatable). But among the many marvels borne of those shores, truly the most wondrous has to be the knock-off film, a genre that took groundbreaking, innovative American titles and replicated them with a low-budget zeal and enough questionable technical prowess to make them their own classics. Loved Jaws? Wait'll you see Tentacles, the Italian version that features a giant octopus (plus the all-star quadrifecta of John Huston, Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters, and Claude Akins!). Got nightmares from The Exorcist? You should check out The Return of the Exorcist, which, despite the title, has neither Jason Miller nor Max von Sydow in the lead, but does offer Richard Conte in his final performance. And if you just couldn't get enough of Star Wars, then the ever-inventive Italian filmmakers were willing to feed your hunger with Starcrash, a faithful replication of Chapter IV: A New Hope ...
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Secret Sex – A Book Alive Online: Chapter 34 – Vows
eNews Channels - over 4 years
eNewsChannels BOOK SERIAL: “Secret Sex, A Book Alive Online,” written and lived by John Scott G. Chapter 34 – “Vows.” Warning, severe plot twist coming. Here we go: I got married. “WTF?” I hear you saying. Yup, it was a shock to many people. This is probably where we should cue up some eerie and ominous sound effects. Asking my friends to suggest the most disturbing music they’ve ever heard resulted in a number of interesting replies, including “Psycho” by Bernard Herrmann. Also: “Macarena” by Los Del Rio. “The Isle of the Dead” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. “Yummy Yummy Yummy” by Ohio Express Overture to “The Flying Dutchman” by Richard Wagner. Anything by Raffi, Kenny G, or Mannheim Steamroller. “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” by J.S. Bach. Anything by Pat Boone, Michael Bolton, or the Black Eyed Peas. My personal pick might be Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” not only because it was written while the composer was in a concentration camp but also beca ...
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"Las proyecciones y actividades de la Semana Internacional de Cine Fantástico ... - Diario Sol
Google News - over 5 years
Al respecto, ha indicado que la actriz Caroline Munro cobró en 2000 por dedicar fotografías a sus fans, "sin que los socialistas pusieran ningún reparo". La edil ha lamentado la crítica "burda" de los socialistas y ha reprochado que intenten
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Forbes beaten by rank outsider - Ross-Shire Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Due to the cessation of the rain and the hard work of Caroline Munro the greenkeeper, all entrants turned up from as far afield as Thurso and Edinburgh and enjoyed a good day's golf. Five teams returned scores of 60 but the results were as follows 1
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Good turn-out for threesomes Open - Sutherland Northern Times
Google News - over 5 years
Due to the cessation of the rain, and the hard work of Caroline Munro the green keeper, all entrants turned up from as far afield as Thurso and Edinburgh and enjoyed a good day's golf. Five teams returned scores of 60 with the results as follows:
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Making every cent count in retirement - Money Management
Google News - over 5 years
The writing is on the wall that more responsibility will fall on individuals to fund their own retirement. The need for better post-retirement solutions to deal with longevity risk is a key concern and challenge
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New “DEVIL” and “EXAM” DVDetails - FANGORIA
Google News - over 5 years
John Steiner, Donald Pleasance and Caroline Munro co-star; the movie will be presented in 16x9 widescreen, accompanied by an interview with Steiner and the original trailer. 1981's EXAM, directed by Jimmy Huston, is set on a college campus where a
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Single Tickets For Frightfest Go On Sale August 1st – My Top Ten Picks - Bleeding Cool News
Google News - over 5 years
This documentary features contributions from Joe Dante, John Landis and Caroline Munro, and is hosted by Mick Garris, and really, it's no surprise that they all love Naschy. If the film does him justice, it will be an absolute must
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SLAUGHTER HIGH DVD Review - Twitch
Google News - over 5 years
The second, more thorough, interview (26mins) is with Hammer favourite and all round scream queen, Caroline Munro. Dating co-director George Dugdale at the time of the shoot, she's a wonderful story teller. Playing teenager and the inevitable final
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TV: LUEDI' IN RAI TORNA STRACULT - Agenzia di Stampa Asca
Google News - over 5 years
L'attrice inglese Caroline Munro e Luigi Cozzi ci parlano di ''Star Crash'', film di fantascienza italiano degli anni 80. Il caratterista della puntata e' Plinio Fernando, piu' noto come la figlia di Fantozzi, Mariangela detta Cita
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Only Fools And Horses star heads to town - Weston & Somerset Mercury
Google News - over 5 years
Other celebrities who have signed up to appear at the sci-fi show include sixth Doctor Who Colin Baker, Bond girl in The Spy Who Loved Me, Caroline Munro, and companion to the second Doctor Who, Deborah Watling. The brain behind the daleks,
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Slaughter High - FANGORIA
Google News - over 5 years
... waiting to bring fear, torment and slicing, dicing murder to each and every one of them. A Stalk 'n' Slash video store classic from the golden era of bottom shelf horror starring scream queen Caroline Munro (Maniac, The Last Horror Film)
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DVD Review: Slaughter High - Brutal As Hell
Google News - over 5 years
Caroline Munro, lovely as she is, was 37 when this film was made, and she looks it. That's not a slur, by the way. Any straight man of flexible morals would still happily accept an invitation to visit the girl's showers with her, but as Penthouse Forum
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Ask 411 Movies for 06.27.11: This Column is an Afternoon Delight! - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Caroline Munro gave up a chance to play Ursa in Superman to be Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me. She also appeared in music videos with Adam Ant and Meatloaf. VH-1 for a where are they now special on video vixens filmed an interview and some filler
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Clausura I Muestra de cine fantástico y de terror de Zaragoza - Cine más cómics (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Garris se une así al plantel de figuras del fantástico que recordarán al maestro entre las que se encuentran John Landis, Caroline Munro, Jordi Grau, Nacho Cerdá, Ángel Sala, Sir Christopher Lee y muchos otros que anunciaremos próximamente
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Festival Report: Rome's Fantafestival - FANGORIA
Google News - over 5 years
Rome unleashed the 31st annual edition of Fantafestival on June 9-19, bringing together passionate Italian film geeks and lovely celebs like Caroline Munro. The cinema event, directed by Adriano and Alberto Pintaldi (pictured with Munro), is,
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31. Fantafestival: “Capitan Kronos – cacciatore di vampiri” di Brian Clemens - Paperblog
Google News - over 5 years
Non si tratta però di una qualsiasi, visto che è quello schianto di Caroline Munro, attrice cult degli anni '70. Lei è qui sfruttata solo in qualità di icona sessuale, poiché quasi non parla e quando lo fa è un disastro
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Caroline Munro
    THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 40
    She reteamed with Starcrash director, Luigi Cozzi, for Demons 6: De Profundis (aka Il gatto nero) in 1989, though this would be her last major film appearance.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the 1980s, Munro was often cited by the press as being a candidate for the co-starring role in a proposed (but never produced) feature film based upon Doctor Who. The feature was being co-produced by her second husband George Dugdale.
  • 1984
    Age 35
    Between 1984 and 1987, Munro was also a hostess on the Yorkshire Television game show 3-2-1.
    More Details Hide Details Munro was also a popular pin-up girl during this time, though she refused to pose nude. In the early 1980s, she appeared in music videos for Adam Ant's "Goody Two Shoes" and Meat Loaf's "If You Really Want To". Her film roles were confined to performing cameos as herself in Night Owl (1993), as Mrs. Pignon in To Die For (1994), as the counsellor in her friend Jeffrey Arsenault's film Domestic Strangers (1996), and as Carla the Gypsy in Flesh for the Beast (2003).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 28
    In 1977, Munro turned down the opportunity to play villainess Ursa in Superman in favour of Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me.
    More Details Hide Details 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 film Don't Open Till Christmas (1984), Slaughter High (1986), Paul Naschy's Howl of the Devil (1987), and Jess Franco's Faceless (1988), followed in rapid succession.
  • 1974
    Age 25
    Munro acted in Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Munro has the distinction of being the only actor ever signed to a long-term contract by Hammer Films. 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. Brian Clemens later helped her get the role of Margiana, the slave girl in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973). "I got the part – I had been signed by Hammer, for one year, for a contract, out of which I did two films, one being Dracula AD 1972, and the second one being Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter, which, kind of, would come full-circle, to Sinbad. It was written and directed by Brian Clemens, who wrote the screenplay for The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, so, I was lucky enough to be chosen for Captain Kronos, and they were searching for somebody to do Sinbad, and they wanted a big name, somebody American, or well-known, but Brian said "No". He kept lobbying Charles Schneer producer and Ray Harryhausen — saying: 'I think you should come and look at the rushes, and see what you think, because I think she's right'.
  • 1972
    Age 23
    It was during the making of Dracula AD 1972 that she decided from this film onward she was a full-fledged actress.
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    Also in 1972 she was mentioned in Colin Blunstone's song "Caroline Goodbye", a song about the break-up of their relationship.
    More Details Hide Details Hammer Films CEO, Sir James Carreras, spotted Munro on a Lamb's Navy Rum poster/billboard. He asked his right-hand man, James Liggett, to find and screen test her. She was immediately signed to a one-year contract. Her first film for Hammer proved to be something of a turning point in her career.
    She reprised the role in the 1972 sequel, Dr. Phibes Rises Again.
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  • 1971
    Age 22
    In 1971 she appeared alongside Vincent Price in The Abominable Dr. Phibes, playing the deceased Mrs. Victoria Regina Phibes,.
    More Details Hide Details She recalled: "The most challenging scenes involved lying in the coffin with Vincent," she reveals. "You see, I’m allergic to feathers and I was attired in this beautiful negligee – but it was covered with feathers! It took a great deal of willpower not to sneeze or sniffle. On occasion, I would simply have to sneeze and this would result in having to do another take."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 17
    Munro's career commenced in 1966 when her mother and a photographer friend entered some headshots of her to The Evening Newss "Face of the Year" contest.
    More Details Hide Details As she said: "I wanted to do art. Art was my love. I went to art school in Brighton but I was not very good at it. I just did not know what to do. I had a friend at the college who was studying photography and he needed somebody to photograph and he asked me. Unbeknownst to me, he sent the photographs to a big newspaper in London. The fashion photographer, David Bailey, was conducting a photo contest and my picture won." This led to modelling work for Vogue magazine at the age of 17. She moved to London to pursue top modelling jobs and became a major cover girl for fashion and TV advertisements while there. Bit parts in movies came her way in such films as Casino Royale (1967) and Where's Jack? (1969). One of her photo ads got her a screen test and a one-year contract at Paramount where she won the role of Richard Widmark's daughter in the comedy western A Talent for Loving (1969).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 0
    Born on January 16, 1949.
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