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13 Sexy Ladies from Classic Horror Movies

October 4, 2014 | Posted by Steve Gustafson

Welcome! My name is Steve Gustafson. I have to start off with an apology. Last week my Photobucket account reached it’s fill and you all were presented with…NOTHING! I never got a notification and was blissfully unaware of the issue. Those pictures will be re-uploaded soon.

This week we have a another special treat. I sent a simple questionnaire to the lovely and beautiful women of Vivid Radio! You remember Vivid, right? The adult film company that makes the hottest films and breaks the hottest stars; that made Kim Kardashian and celebrity sex tapes a cultural phenomenon. Vivid has turned its focus to radio, with its trademark brand of energy, enthusiasm, excitement and innovation. The ladies cover the entire world of adult, with girls that’ll blow you away and talk that’ll blow your mind. I can speak from experience. I’ve appeared on several of their shows and it was wild.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing their answers with you. WARNING! These answers are NOT for the faint of heart.

This week we have the legendary Joanna Angel! Joanna’s show “Lewd, Screwed and Tattooed: Joanna Angel” is on Tuesdays from 1 PM to 2 PM PT on www.vividradio.com!

411mania Questionnaire
If you were President of the United States, what’s the first thing you’d do?

Angel: “I would make it a law to pay for your porn.”

Which words or phrases do you use the most?
Angel: “”You know”, “whatever”, “suck it”, and I like to call people I don’t like “dumb dumbs””

What’s one thing about you that people would be surprised to know?
Angel: “I’m afraid of the dark. I can also speak Hebrew fluently. Most people don’t know either of those things.”

Funniest on-set story.
Angel: “We had to stop shooting a scene because a giant wasp , who was carrying a dead tarantula on it’s back was slowly walking through the set . Everyone has to stop having sex . We all sat there patiently waiting for that thing to get to wherever the hell it was going .”

What is your personal motto?
Angel: “Look forwards, not backwards…And be humble and happy.”

To hear Angel, or any of the ladies from Vivid, check out www.vividradio.com!

It’s October and in the spirit of the season I thought it would be fun to list…

13 Sexy Ladies from Classic Horror Movies

BEFORE you scan the list and tell me all the modern beauties I missed, I didn’t list anyone after the 80s. I’m not a Horror expert so this list is biased to those I’m familiar with. I’m sure you all will tell me I was crazy to not put (FILL IN THE BLANK). That’s cool. Hopefully I have a couple ladies on here in movies you haven’t seen.

Barbara Steele
She is best known for starring in Italian gothic horror films of the 1960s. Her breakthrough role came in director Mario Bava’s Black Sunday. She also starred in a string of horror films, including The Horrible Dr. Hichcock, The Ghost directed by Riccardo Freda, and Roger Corman’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Pit and the Pendulum, among others. Her bathtub scene in David Cronenberg’s Shivers is a must see.

Elsa Lanchester
This list would be incomplete without the woman who played the title character in Bride of Frankenstein. Lanchester said that her spitting, hissing performance was inspired by the swans in Regent’s Park, London. “They’re really very nasty creatures,” she said. Elsa also never receives on screen credit as “The Bride”. The character is listed as being played by “?”.

Jenny Agutter
Two of her most notable horror appearances were as Alex Price in An American Werewolf in London and Joanne Simpson in Child’s Play 2. An interesting thing to note is she once spent a night sleeping rough in London to highlight the plight of the homeless.

Ingrid Pitt
Bow down to Countess Dracula! She starred as “Carmilla/Mircalla” in The Vampire Lovers, based on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella Carmilla, and played the title role in Countess Dracula, based on the legends around Countess Elizabeth Báthory. Pitt also appeared in the Amicus horror anthology film The House That Dripped Blood and had a small part in The Wicker Man.

Janet Leigh
Janet will always be tied to Psycho. Her role as Marion Crane violated narrative conventions at the time. She received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Leigh was so traumatized by the film’s iconic shower scene that she went to great lengths to avoid showers for the rest of her life.

Barbara Crampton
She is best remembered for playing the role of helpless co-ed Megan Halsey in the horror comedy Re-Animator. She can also be seen in From Beyond, Castle Freak, and Puppet Master.

Linnea Quigley
Quigley is best known for her role in The Return of the Living Dead. She has also starred in dozens of other horror films including Savage Streets, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Nightmare Sisters, Creepozoids, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Night of the Demons, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. She is a true Scream Queen who is also the author of two books about her career as a B-movie actress, Chainsaw and I’m Screaming as Fast as I Can.

Adrienne Barbeau
While Barbeau had made a name for herself on the popular sitcom Maude for six seasons back in 1972 to 1978, it was John Carpenter’s The Fog that she hit the horror radar. She subsequently appeared in a number of early-1980s horror and science fiction films, a number of which have now become cult film classics, including Escape from New York, Creepshow, and Swamp Thing.

Edwige Fenech
Edwige is a great contribution to Italian horror films and thrillers and even a few Euro sex-comedies since the early 70’s. She’s definitely someone with an entertaining body of work.

Britt Ekland
She appeared in the 1973 cult film The Wicker Man and her voice was dubbed to disguise her Swedish-accented English. Director Robin Hardy confirmed that he had used a body double for certain cuts of Britt’s sexy strip tease. The body double worked in a Glasgow strip club.

Nancy Allen
For her role as Liz Blake, a prosperous call girl who dabbles in the stock market, in the murder/horror film Dressed to Kill, Allen was nominated for a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Female. She also hosted the documentary Terror in the Aisles, which presents clips from various horror features, including Dressed to Kill and Carrie.

Soledad Miranda
A real tragedy that she’s not as well known as she should be. Her most widely-known role, Vampyros Lesbos, is an interesting take on vampire folklore, Soledad plays Countess Nadia, on the prowl for young women to seduce and bring back to her sunny island. Put this classic on your Must Watch list.

Fay Wray
Through an acting career that spanned 57 years, Wray attained international renown as an actress in horror movie roles. She was one of the first “scream queens” and made King Kong swoon.

OK, you’re turn! Who’s your favorite? Who did I miss?