Actress Caroline Munro playing a vampire in a short comedy-horror film called "Count Frankula" written by David Barry

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Actress Caroline Munro playing a vampire in a short comedy-horror film called "Count Frankula" written by David Barry
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Caroline Munro (born 16 January 1949) is an English actress and model known for her many appearances in horror, science fiction and action films of the 1970s and 1980s. Munro's career commenced in 1966 when her mother and a photographer friend entered some headshots of her to The Evening News's "Face of the Year" contest. As she said: "I wanted to do art. Art was my love. I went to art school in Brighton but I was not very good at it. I just did not know what to do. I had a friend at the college who was studying photography and he needed somebody to photograph and he asked me. Unbeknownst to me, he sent the photographs to a big newspaper in London. The fashion photographer, David Bailey, was conducting a photo contest and my picture won."[3] This led to modelling work for Vogue magazine at the age of 17. She moved to London to pursue top modelling jobs and became a major cover girl for fashion and TV advertisements while there. Bit parts in movies came her way in such films as Casino Royale (1967) and Where's Jack? (1969). One of her photo ads got her a screen test and a one-year contract at Paramount where she won the role of Richard Widmark's daughter in the comedy western A Talent for Loving (1969). In 1971 she appeared alongside Vincent Price in The Abominable Dr. Phibes, playing the deceased Mrs. Victoria Regina Phibes,. She recalled: "The most challenging scenes involved lying in the coffin with Vincent," she reveals. "You see, I’m allergic to feathers and I was attired in this beautiful negligee – but it was covered with feathers! It took a great deal of willpower not to sneeze or sniffle. On occasion, I would simply have to sneeze and this would result in having to do another take." She reprised the role in the 1972 sequel, Dr. Phibes Rises Again. Also in 1972 she was mentioned in Colin Blunstone's song "Caroline Goodbye", a song about the break-up of their relationship.
Location: Brockley Cemetery, Crofton Park, Lewisham, London SE4.