For many Barbara Steele is the quintessential scream queen, famed for her appearance in a string of Italian gothic horrors during the sixties.
Her first, La Maschera del demonio (‘Black Sunday’), was the debut of celebrated director Mario Bava.
Steele also appeared in a variety of film and television outwith the horror genre, including a small yet significant role in 8 1/2, director Frederico Fellini’s ‘new wave’ masterpiece.
Later she won an Emmy Award with Dan Curtis for her role in the production of the epic mini series War and Remembrance. In the early nineties, she featured prominently in the revival of the popular sixties melodrama Dark Shadows. Today, over four decades after her cinema debut, Barbara Steele remains as popular as ever with a legion of fans throughout the world.