actors and actresses

Celeste Yarnall – actress

Celeste Yarnall – 26 July 1944 to 7 October 2018 – was an American actress who started her career on television before moving to the big screen. Celeste’s TV appearances included Bewitched (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), the Star Trek episode ‘The Apple’ (1967) and Land of… Read More ›

Katie Cassidy – actress

Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy, aka Katie Cassidy, is an American actress born on 25th November, 1986. She’s most known for playing the character of Laurel Lance/Black Canary in the television series, Arrow (2012 to present). Since her first onscreen appearance… Read More ›

Margot Kidder – actress

Margot Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018), born as Margaret Ruth Kidder, was a Canadian American actress. She is best known as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, playing alongside Christopher Reeve. Kidder began her career in the 1960s appearing in low-budget Canadian… Read More ›

Haruo Nakajima – actor

Haruo Nakajima (中島 春雄 Nakajima Haruo) (January 1, 1929 – August 7, 2017) was a Japanese actor, best known for portraying Godzilla in twelve consecutive films, from Godzilla (1954) to Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972). Nakajima was born in Yamagata, Japan. He was considered by many to be the best suit actor in the long history… Read More ›

John Heard – actor

John Heard (March 7, 1945 – July 21, 2017) was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his roles in films such as Cutter’s Way, After Hours, Big, Beaches, Awakenings, Rambling Rose, The Pelican Brief, My Fellow Americans, Snake Eyes, and Animal Factory. He also famously played… Read More ›

Martin Landau – actor

Martin Landau (June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American film and television actor. His career took off in the 1950s, with appearances that included a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (1959). Later, he had famous roles in the… Read More ›

Adam West – actor

Adam West (September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017), born as William West Anderson, was an American actor whose career spanned seven decades. He is best known for portraying Batman in the campy 1960s TV series Batman and its theatrical feature film…. Read More ›

Peter Sallis – actor

Peter Sallis (1 February 1921 – 2 June 2017) was an English character actor, mainly known for his work on British television. He gained worldwide fame as the voice of inventor Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit films. Although born and brought… Read More ›

John Hurt – actor

John Hurt (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose career spanned six decades. He came to prominence for his sympathetic role as Timothy Evans, who was hanged in real-life for murders actually committed by his landlord John Christie,… Read More ›

Robert Vaughn – actor

Robert Francis Vaughn (November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016) was an American actor. His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s series The… Read More ›

Tor Johnson – actor

Tore Johansson (19 October 1903 – 12 May 1971), better known by the stage name Tor Johnson, was a Swedish professional wrestler (billed as The Super Swedish Angel) and actor. He appeared in many B-movies, including three Edward D. Wood, Jr. films…. Read More ›

Martin Kosleck – actor

Martin Kosleck (March 24, 1904 – January 15, 1994) was a German film actor, born Nicolaie Yoshkin in Barkotzen in Pomerania. He soon gained a foothold in German cinema and landed a role in Alraune, the noted science fiction horror film directed by Richard… Read More ›

Acquanetta – actress

Acquanetta (July 17, 1921 – August 16, 2004), nicknamed “The Venezuelan Volcano” by her friend William Randolph Hearst, was a B-movie actress known for her exotic beauty. The facts of Acquanetta’s origins are not known with certainty. Although accounts differ (some… Read More ›

George Kennedy – actor

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American actor who appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions. He is best known for portraying “Dragline” opposite Paul Newman in the classic prison drama Cool… Read More ›

Maila Nurmi aka Vampira – actress

Maila Nurmi (December 11, 1922 – January 10, 2008) was an actress born in Petsamo, Finland, who created the campy 1950s character Vampira, TV’s first horror host. Her gothic look and extreme 38-17-36 figure made her a ghoulish icon. Her best known film appearance was in Ed Wood’s camp… Read More ›

Christopher Lee – actor

Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer, and author. With a career spanning nearly seventy years, Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a… Read More ›

Karen Black – actress

Karen Blanche Black (née Ziegler; July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) was an American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. She is best known for her appearances in such films as Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), Airport 1975… Read More ›

Sid Haig – actor

Sid Haig – born Sidney Eddy Mosesian, July 14th, 1939 – is a California-born actor of American and Armenian heritage. His roles have included acting in Jack Hill’s blaxploitation films of the 1970s, films of varying budgets made by the… Read More ›

George Zucco – actor

George Desylla Zucco – 11 January 1886 to 27 May 1960 – was an English character actor who appeared, almost always in supporting roles, in ninety-six films during a career spanning two decades, from 1931 to 1951. In horror films, he often played a suave villain…. Read More ›

Stephanie Beacham – actress

Stephanie Beacham (born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, 28 February 1947) is an English television, radio, film and theatre actress. Her career began in modelling before she moved into television with roles in series such as The Saint, Callan, and alien invasion cult… Read More ›

David Hess – actor

David Alexander Hess was an American actor, musician and songwriter, best known for his appearances in a trio of extreme horror films in the 1970s, in which he played a variety of psychotic sex criminals. Born September 19, 1936 in New… Read More ›

Dwight Frye – actor

Dwight Iliff Frye (February 22, 1899 – November 7, 1943) was an American stage and screen actor, noted for his appearances in the classic horror films Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He is frequently seen on-screen as a simple, sometimes deranged, sycophantic assistant to… Read More ›

Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark – actress

Cassandra Peterson (born September 17, 1951) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of the horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ wearing a black, gothic, revealing, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. Born in Kansas, Peterson grew… Read More ›

Noble Johnson – actor

Noble Johnson (April 18, 1881 – January 9, 1978) was an African-American actor and film producer. He was one of the first black actors in Hollywood to achieve any meaningful level of fame and successfully navigated the transition from silent movies to talkies. Born in… Read More ›