Saturday, October 9, 2010
Saturday Scream Queen:
French actress Yvonne Furneaux is best known to horror buffs as the object of undead lust in Hammer's "The Mummy" (1958), while fans of fantasy films know her as the lust object of just about anyone anywhere in the World in "The Lion of Thebes" (1960).
Furneaux enjoyed a long and varied career, appearing in many "serious" films, along side a range of horror, suspense, and fantasy pictures. No matter what genre of film she appeared in, her strikingly pale eyes were instantly recognizable.
Furneaux retired from acting in the mid-1980s, with her last film role being the titular character in the bizarre farce "Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tilly".