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Ingrid Pitt

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“Actually, I think it's fear. We are less equipped to deal with the threat of violence, and women can certainly relate to that. But as for enjoying that frisson of fear - well in books and films, it's safe.”

 

Biography

Ingrid Pitt (21 November 1937 – 23 November 2010) was an actress best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Pitt was born Ingoushka Petrov in Poland to a German father and a Polish Jewish mother. During World War II she and her family were imprisoned in a concentration camp. She survived and in Berlin, Germany in the 1950s met and married an American soldier and ended up living in California. After her marriage failed, she returned to Europe but after a small role in a film, she headed to Hollywood where she worked as a waitress while trying to make a career in the movies. Her natural hair colour was brown, though she frequently lightened it to blonde.

In the early 1960s Pitt was a member of the prestigious Berliner Ensemble, under the guidance of Bertolt Brecht’s widow Helene Weigel. In 1965 she made her film debut in Doctor Zhivago, playing a minor role. In 1968 she co-starred in the low budget science fiction film The Omegans and in the same year… read more

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Amadeus Magnus

2Jul13

Her screen persona is unique.

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Salem Kapsaski

24Nov10

Rest in peace, Ingrid!

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like2sleep

24Nov10

rest in peace u lovely lady :O)

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