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    I remember her in Countess Dracula and The Wicker Man

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    Very Sad news.....I always remember her for The Vampire Lovers

    R.I.P.

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    RIP Ingrid.

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    Hammer horror actress Ingrid Pitt, best known for starring in cult classics such as Countess Dracula, has died at the age of 73.

    The Polish-born star passed away at a hospital in south London after collapsing a few days ago.

    She was regarded by many fans as the queen of Hammer Horror films.

    The star's death comes weeks after film-maker Roy Ward Baker, who directed Pitt in The Vampire Lovers, died at the age of 93.

    Pitt's daughter told the BBC News website that her mother's death had come as a "huge surprise".

    After the actress has collapsed recently, doctors told her was she suffering from heart failure.

    "She could be incredibly generous, loving, and she'll be sorely missed," Mrs Blake said.

    She added that she wanted her mother to be remembered as the Countess Dracula with the "wonderful teeth and the wonderful bosom".

    'Gloriously uninhibited'

    Official Hammer historian Marcus Hearn paid tribute to the star, calling her a "talented actress and fine writer".

    Official Hammer historian
    He added: "She was partly responsible for ushering in a bold and brazen era of sexually explicitly horror films in the 1970s, but that should not denigrate her abilities as an actress."

    A good friend of the actress, Mr Hearn said she was "gloriously uninhibited" and "great fun to be with".

    Although she was not the first female star of a Hammer film, Mr Hearn said she had always been "very proud" of becoming the first prominent female protagonist in a Hammer after her role in The Vampire Lovers.

    "All fans of Hammer and of British horror are going to miss her terribly," he said.

    She began her career with fairly minor roles in several Spanish films in the mid-1960s.

    But in 1968 she landed a supporting role in war movie Where Eagles Dare, appearing alongside Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton.

    The actress got her breakthrough role two years later in the horror thriller The Vampire Lovers, which was a box office success.

    Several Hammer movies followed, firmly establishing her as one of the key women of British horror of the 1970s.

    Her other film credits included The Wicker Man (1973), Who Dares Wins (1982), Smiley's People (1982) and Wild Geese II (1985).

    Pitt made regular appearances at horror conventions and penned several books about her career in the genre.

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    Very sad news.

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    Gutted.

    RIP

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    This is turning out to be a very bad year for deaths in the business. Had crush on her ever since seeing Where Eagles Dare and Countess Dracula. RIP Ingrid

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    Very sad news indeed, a true diamond of the Hammer House is no more.

    Her contribution to british Horror remains, a lecacy for generations to come.

    RIP Ingrid.


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    Not a good year for me......R.I.P.

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    Very sad news indeed. I am shocked and saddened. RIP Ingrid.

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    I also remember her in.....The Vampire Lovers......
    Sad news....RIP

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    Sincerely saddened to hear the news of Ingrid's passing. She was such a lovely lady; so vital and intelligent and with a great sense of fun.

    Condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed.

    R.I.P. Ingrid.

    Respect,

    Smudge

    EDIT: Ingrid only had her birthday on Sunday - I was always chuffed that we shared the same BDay.
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    very sad news indeed.lovely lady and a lovely actress.


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    Oh no. Absolutely gutted to hear this.
    RIP Ingrid.

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    I know she had a recent history of illness but 73 is too young.
    The absolute Number One of a certain genre of actor, the absolute zenith of a certain type of role.
    It's of scant use to her family and friends at the moment, but she lives forever as an icon.
    A fantastic cinematic presence in fantasy cinema.

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    Very sad news. A very talented actress and a beautiful Lady. R.I.P.

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    Sexy with a great sense of humour, seemingly devoid of ego and an intelligent commentator on the industry.
    A professional.
    A particularly sad day.
    RIP Ingrid and thanks for lighting up the screen.

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    Very sad news. Great actress. R.I.P.

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    Very sad news indeed. RIP Ingrid.

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