WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-OCTOBER 2013-CAROLINE MUNRO

SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-OCTOBER 2013-CAROLINE MUNRO

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At the risk of sounding insensitive; if I had been a healthy adult male at the time of Caroline Munro’s heyday in the 1970’s the stalking laws would have gone into effect a hell of a lot sooner because I would have followed her all over the place. That’s a strong testimony to just how gorgeous the woman was and still is. From 1971, with an un-credited role in The Abominable Dr. Phibes; to 2013, as she is filming the ‘Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz’ flick Cute Little Buggers; Caroline was the Scream Queen to be as she appeared in numerous horror and science fiction films. Aside from the aforementioned ‘Phibes’ film, Caroline has starred in such films as Dracula A.D. 1972; aka Dracula Today (1972), Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972), Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974), I Don’t Want to be Born; aka Sharon’s Baby  aka The Devil Within Her (1975), Maniac (1980), The Last Horror Film (1982) and Slaughter High (1986). On the sci-fi and fantasy side she’s had roles in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973), At the Earth’s Core (1976) and Starcrash (1978). Did I mention that she’s also a Bond girl; having appeared as Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Miss Munro has been there, done that, got the t-shirt and looks beautiful wearing it. But then again, she could look beautiful in barbed wire and burlap.

It is with great pleasure that I present to you the lovely Caroline Munro as the Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month for October, 2013!

Caroline’s Carats

She turned down an offer to do a Playboy Magazine nude spread. In fact, she refused to do any nude work at all and rejected such movie offers as The World Is Full of Married Men (1979) and Force 10 from Navarone (1978) that asked for it.

She’s the only actress ever to have been signed a contract with Hammer Studios.

She and blond bombshell and fellow former Hammer pin-up Ingrid Pitt are considered the Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe of horror.

Has appeared with Peter Cushing in three films: Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) and At the Earth’s Core (1976).

According to Caroline’s website interview with ZANI, she was not earmarked to appear in the movie Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974) originally but her schedule worked out and she did. Kronos was actually supposed to be a serial of films when it first came out in 1974. However, the movie was not well received and the idea was scrapped. It remains her favorite film.

Miss Munro’s Magnificent Mumblings

“As I get older, I’m becoming more experienced and more secure about myself and my work. Having not taken the correct route of drama school and the stage, it has been extra hard for me. I felt I didn’t have the experience and therefore I was very insecure. Now, however, I feel I have — in a way — paid my dues by going back to the beginning and starting again. That’s why I have been jumping at so many different projects. I feel I’ve earned the chance. I feel I can be up there with the other actors. I’m still not completely secure, but I’m much more secure than I used to be.”

“I was frightened of every opportunity I had. Part of me wanted the success and notoriety and part of me didn’t. Part of me is a private person, but part of me must be a show-off to be able to be in the limelight. It would be lovely — in an ideal world — if I could do the work and then go home and have my private life and be totally anonymous. Unfortunately, it can’t be that way.”

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