Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy (Belated) Birthday Caroline Munro !!


     A bit late with this, but a very Happy Birthday to the very sexy and talented Caroline Monro. She was born on Jan. 16 1949 in Windsor, England and in the late 60's she moved to London and became a top fashion magazine cover girl and appeared in numerous print ads as well.
    Movies soon beckoned and she appeared in in a couple of the better later period Hammer's including the very good swashbuckler/vampire hunter hybrid CAPTAIN KRONOS - VAMPIRE HUNTER and the unfairly maligned DRACULA A.D. 1972. She turned down several other Hammer roles including DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and the unmade VAMPIRELLA because she refused to do the required nudity.
    She was also a "Bond Girl" in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, my favorite Sinbad film with THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD (as a young teenage male who saw this at the theatre in 1973, I can attest that she almost made me forgot about Harryhausen's fantastic creatures), the mind bogglingly entertaining STARCRASH and the grim & downbeat grindhouse classic MANIAC where somewhat unbelievably she was a romantic interest for a crazed homicidal Joe Spinell !
    Caroline shows up frequently at fan conventions and is truly one of the nicest people you can ever hope to meet (and still looks very beautiful).

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