Hammer Film productions may have brought us some of the best horror movies of all time…but it was the sexy starlets that have us watching their gory films over and over again! Enjoy Temptress magazine’s list of Hammer Films Vixens!

By Kelly A. | Contributing Writer

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CAROLINE MUNRO
More than one Hammer Films Starlet would go on to become a Bond girl, and Caroline Munro is no exception! This olive-skinned babe kicks off Temptress magazine’s list of Hammer Films Vixens! Although Munro only starred in two Hammer films, Dracula AD 1972 and Captain Kronos- Vampire Hunter, she was the only actress with a long-term contract from Hammer productions. Munro would go on to star in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and The Spy Who Loved Me. She has become one of the ‘It Girls’ of Hammer Films, and is a frequent guest at horror conventions.

Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro

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BARBARA SHELLEY
The most prolific of the Hammer Films starlets, Barbara Shelley was nicknamed ‘The First Lady of British Horror.’ This statuesque Brit was featured in over seven Hammer films including Quatermass and the Pit, Rasputin, and Dracula: Prince of Darkness. Shelley went on to have a long career in horror productions including other films like Village of the Damned and Shadow of the Cat. She is heralded as one of the original scream queens!

Barbara Shelley

Barbara Shelley

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INGRID PITT
The stunning Ingrid Pitt is known as one of the quintessential ‘Hammer Girls’.  Pitt made her film debut in 1965 in Doctor Zhivago before capturing the attention of Hammer producers in the early 1970s. Pitt starred most memorably in Countess Dracula and The Vampire Lovers which earned her a cult status as the sexiest body in the biz. More shocking than her killer curves is the story of Pitt’s childhood, surviving imprisonment in a concentration camp during World War II. A beauty and survivor!

Ingrid Pitt

Ingrid Pitt

Ingrid Pitt

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MADELINE SMITH
Teamed with Ingrid Pitt in The Vampire Lovers, Madeline Smith also makes our Temptress 10 list! This bombshell was also featured in Taste the Blood of Dracula and Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell. Another Bond girl, Smith appeared briefly in Live and Let Die. The doe-eyed Smith went on to have a fairly successful career throughout the 1970s and early 1980s.

Madeline Smith

Madeline Smith

Madeline Smith

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RAQUEL WELCH
One of the most recognizable names on our list, Raquel Welch owes her whole career to one teeny tiny deer skin bikini! The sultry siren starred in Hammer’s One Million Years B.C. in 1966. Although Welch only had a few lines of dialogue in the film, the promotional poster featuring Welch’s svelte body became an instant sensation. Welch became a sex symbol overnight.

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

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VERONICA CARLSON
Blonde temptress Veronica Carlson was offered her first role with Hammer when James Carreras saw her photograph in British newspaper in 1968. Carlson starred in Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, The Horror of Frankenstein, and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. Although her career never quite took off after that, she is remembered as one of the most striking beauties of the Hammer Films collection.

Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson

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VALERIE LEON
Perhaps the sexiest mummy to ever grace the silver screen, Valerie Leon makes our list for her role in Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb in 1971. This busty Brit had a successful career as an actress both on screen and in theater. Appearing as a Bond girl twice, Leon had the honor of working with both Sean Connery and Roger Moore as two different James Bonds. We like to remember her as the most voluptuous evil Egyptian Princess in horror!

Valerie Leon

Valerie Leon

Valerie Leon

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SUSAN DENBERG
A Hammer Films starlet and Playboy model is one intoxicating combination!  Born in Austria, the platinum blonde Denberg appeared as Miss August 1966 in a titillating spread for Playboy magazine. The following year Denberg was cast in her first and only Hammer film, Frankenstein Created Woman. Denberg starred as the female creation made by Frankenstein, played by Hammer favorite Peter Cushing, the movie’s caption reads, “A Beautiful Woman With the Soul of the Devil!” One devilish dame, indeed!

Susan Denberg

Susan Denberg

Susan Denberg

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THE COLLINSON TWINS
A sexy two-for-one special, Mary & Madeleine Collinson. The Maltese twins were models, appearing as the first ever twin Playmates in Playboy for the October 1970 issue. In 1972 the seductive sisters starred alongside Peter Cushing in Twins of Evil as the embodiment of good versus evil. Though their film career was short-lived, they will always be remembered as the only twin temptresses of Hammer Films!

The Collinson Twins

The Collinson Twins

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KATE O’MARA
One of the more successful actresses to make our list, the sultry Kate O’Mara appeared in two Hammer films! Appearing in the Vampire Lovers and The Horror of Frankenstein, her curvy figure is unforgettable. O’Mara went on to have a successful career on television on soap opera show Dynasty. She passed away this year at the age of 74.

Kate O'Mara

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