Friday, October 23, 2009

"Gal" Friday! (Double Feature): Adrienne Barbeau & Caroline Munro

During my month long Halloween celebration, my regular "Gal" Friday feature has brought you a celebrated Mistress of the Dark, the first modern era "Scream Queen" and an ultra-hot Latina who rocked it out of the park in a single memorable genre film. With only two opportunities remaining to make an appropriate selection, and since the very last lovely lady for this month has already been predetermined (by yours truly), I've opted to grant you folks a bonus and profile two hotties today. The first by request of my brother, David and the second to satisfy my intention to profile at least one Hammer Films lass before October expired.
That's more bang for your buck at no extra charge!

Adrienne Barbeau [Pictured above, top & on the extreme right] has logged an impressive run of film, television and voiceover work during her four decade career, which has no signs of abating. In addition to starring on Broadway as the original "Rizzo" in Grease, she has voiced the villainess Catwoman in several Batman animated series and regularly provides voice talent to various animated projects and top video games like God of War. She continues to appear on numerous television series including genre fare such as Star Trek, Sliders, Babylon 5 and The Twilight Zone.

Her most notable thrillers and chillers include Someone's Watching Me!, The Fog, Escape From New York, Swamp Thing, Creepshow, The Thing (voice only), Terror At London Bridge, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Two Evil Eyes, Demolition Man (voice only), Burial of the Rats, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (voice only), The Convent and on the Syfy channel in War Wolves.

Caroline Munro [Pictured on the beach & above, left] started her career modeling for Vogue at the age of 17, and then appeared in twin films as the deceased wife of horror legend Vincent Price (portraying Dr. Phibes). She is the only women to have been signed to a regular contract at the famous Hammer Films studio. Like Adrienne Barbeau, Munro to a lesser extent branched out beyond genre films to other types of roles, but Caroline scaled back her film work after her second marriage to focus on her family. Both ladies aged very well and are still quite fetching.

Caroline Munro has appeared in The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dracula A.D. 1972, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter, The Devil Within Her, At the Earth's Core, The Spy Who Loved Me, Starcrash, Maniac, The Last Horror Film, Slaughter High, Faceless, Flesh for the Beast and recently in The Absence of Light.

Next week, on the night before Halloween, we'll close out October with a look back at the famous first Hollywood Scream Queen. See you then!


Joe Jusko said...

I met Munro at a 1978 (!) NYC Creation Convention. Really sweet girl, with the most captivating eyes!

Chuck Wells said...

You're a talented man, Joe, but I had no idea that your powers of concentration were so remarkably focused that you could actually look up into her eyes.

I mean a guy only gets one shot at such a beauty - in person - after all and in '78, she would still have been at her absolute sultry best.

My hats off to you!

Joe Jusko said...

Less talent thane fear! LOL I was 18 and was doing anything not to blather or get caught staring at her boobage! I STILL have the personalized 8x10 I got from her.

Mykal Banta said...

Caroline Munro has eyes? -- Mykal