Barbara Steele Net Worth

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Barbara Steele Net Worth is
$5 Million

Mini Biography

The most amazing star of the best horror masterpiece of Italian film, Black Sunday (1960): Barbara Steele was created on December 29, 1937 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Barbara is definitely adored by her followers for her skill, cleverness, and a dark, strange beauty that’s unique; her encounter epitomizes either sweet innocence, or malign bad (she actually is wonderful to view in any event). Initially, Barbara studied to become painter. In 1957, she became a member of an performing repertory organization. Her feature performing debut is at the British humor Bachelor of Hearts (1958). At age group 21, this strikingly beautiful lady, using the hauntingly gorgeous face, large eye, sensuous lip area and very long, dark locks got her breakout part by starring in Dark Weekend (1960), the quintessential Italian film about witchcraft (it had been the directorial debut for cinematographer Mario Bava; along with his history, it had been exquisitely photographed and atmospheric). We surely got to see Barbara, but didn’t hear her; her tone of voice was dubbed by another celebrity for international viewers. Following its American achievement, AIP brought Barbara to America, to superstar in Roger Corman’s Pit as well as the Pendulum (1961); (although film was shot completely in English, once again Barbara’s own tone of voice was not utilized). Right now, Barbara was typecast by American viewers like a horror celebrity. In 1962, she solved an open-casting contact and won a job in Federico Fellini’s 8½ (1963); she just had a little role, nonetheless it was memorable. Apparently, Fellini wished to make use of her even more in the film, but she was contracted to keep Rome to start out focus on her following horror film, The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962). Being truly a slow and careful movie director, Fellini’s 8½ (1963) had not been released until 1963. (Later on, when Barbara was solid in lesser tasks in lesser films, she would inform the directors: “I’ve caused among the better directors in the globe. I’ve caused Fellini!”) More horror films followed, like the Ghost (1963), Castle of Blood (1964), An Angel for Satan (1966) while others; this achievement resulted in her becoming typecast in the horror genre, where she generally made an appearance in Italian films having a dubbed tone of voice. The nadir was showing up in Curse from the Crimson Altar (1968), that was primarily eye chocolate, with scantily-clad ladies in a cult. Regrettably, Barbara got fed up with becoming typecast in horror films. Among the screen’s very best horror superstars, she said within an interview: “I hardly ever wish to climb out of another freakin’ coffin once again!” This is sad news on her behalf legion of horror supporters; it had been also a false-step for Barbara so far as a profession move. Back America, she fulfilled screenwriter Adam Poe; they got wedded, and remained jointly for quite some time. Adam Poe wrote a fantastic function for Barbara in They Capture Horses, Don’t They? (1969). The function ended up likely to Susannah York, and Barbara wouldn’t react in movies once again for five years. Barbara came back to films in Caged High temperature (1974); she was miscast: a couple of years before, Barbara could have been among the gorgeous inmates, not really the wheelchair-bound warden, but her functionality won reviews that are positive. In 1977, she made an appearance within a film by Roger Corman, predicated on the true tale of a emotionally ill girl, I Never Guaranteed You a Rose Backyard (1977). However, her scenes finished up in the reducing room flooring. Barbara made an appearance in Pretty Baby (1978), but she is at the background the complete period, and her abilities were mostly squandered. Barbara seems in two even more unmemorable films. She and Adam Poe got divorced in 1978, he passed away two years afterwards. Barbara appeared in the separate film The Silent Scream (1979). Probably because her ex-husband was right now deceased, or because her performing career was heading nowhere, Barbara retired from performing for ten years. However, she experienced a whole lot of achievement as a maker. She was a co-employee maker for the miniseries The Winds of Battle (1983), and created Battle and Remembrance (1988), that she got an Emmy Honor. Her horror followers were happy when Barbara arrived again, this time around on tv in Dark Shadows (1991), a revival from the beloved 1960s supernatural cleaning soap opera. And she’s developed a member of family fondness plus a feeling of ironic laughter about her horror queen position, which was obvious in her appearance in the Clive Barker documentary A-Z of Horror (1997). The still-lovely Barbara functions occasionally, her most recent film was The Butterfly Space (2012). Actually well recent 60, Barbara Steele continues to be gorgeous and her followers still like her.

Known for movies

1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Large brown eyes
4Natural brunette hair
5Roles in Gothic horror films
The She Beast (1966)$1,000
1I love the small problems of life. It's this that is important. I would love to make a beautiful love film. It's been a long time since I've seen a beautiful love film. Myself, I adore love. Perhaps the French directors are too preoccupied with these problems. It's not like that here [in Italy] or in the USA. In the United States, I had a contract with Fox. It was a very unhappy period in my life. Finally, I never made a film for them. I was paid. I was bored and suffering a lot not being able to work. The only film I shot in America was Pit and the Pendulum (1961) for AIP. My contract with Fox was dreadful. Rank, with whom I was under contract, didn't know very well how to use me. Then, they sold my contract to Fox. In the USA, they wanted to change me completely. I was too big. I should be a brunette or a blonde. And, then, life is so artificial. I arrived without much but left with nothing. I was completely demoralized.
2[on Black Sunday (1960)] In ten days, Mario Bava had not been able to work the lighting as he had planned it. As an old chief camera operator, he attached much importance to the image. I find that, in our time, the cinema is less and less a visual art. It was much more beautiful in the 1930s, for example. One finds less and less imagination concerning the visual planning. Love scenes are filmed in a mechanical and cold fashion. One doesn't embrace this way in life. It would be necessary, on the contrary, to suggest this by imagery - a detail, the curve of a shoulder... I don't know... I never go to see supernatural films. Not my own. There is, perhaps, some good in them.
3It's easy to know my mood. I'm thin when I'm happy, but, during all the seasons, my eyes are green, my hands too big and my legs too long.
4I was born in Ireland. It's a humid and green country. Not at all like Rome. I was born on the same day as Fellini... but not the same year. I'm, therefore, a Capricorn.
5[From Calvin Thomas Beck's book "Scream Queens"] I hate graves and all those things. I began with too many horror films. This is dangerous. Horror films are made for directors, not for actors. One never thinks of the character of the people or their psychology. One always follows the same dramatic pattern. That's what I object to about nearly all these films - they always exploit the same fears. (...) I love witchcraft, the supernatural. All that's intuitive. I don't like people who are too rational.
6[on her career in the documentary A-Z of Horror (1997)] I usually played these roles where I represented the dark side. I was always a predatory bitch goddess in all of these movies, and with all kinds of unspeakable elements. Then what is life without a dark side? The driving force of drama is the dark side. These women that I played usually suffered for it, and I guess men like that.
7You can't live off being a cult.
1Best known by the public for her role as the evil yet sexy witch Princess Asa Vajda in Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960).
2Has appeared in Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968) with three other horror film masters: Boris Karloff, Michael Gough and Christopher Lee.
3The role of Alice LeBlanc in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) was written by James Poe--her husband--specifically for her, but it turned out she was not able to do it and it was given to Susannah York instead.
4She was slightly injured by Vincent Price while filming her last scene from Pit and the Pendulum (1961) when he quite aggressively grabbed her by her throat - she shrugged it off because the scene came off so real.
5She has one child, a son named Jonathan Jackson Poe who was born on August 11, 1970 in Los Angeles with her ex-husband, James Poe.
6She was reportedly the last person to be signed as a contract player by the J. Arthur Rank Organization.
7She was the original female lead to Elvis Presley in Flaming Star (1960). She walked off the picture after an argument with director Don Siegel.


The Mill at Calder's End2015ShortThe Apparition of the Mill
The Shutterbug Man2014Short voice
Lost River2014Grandma
The Butterfly Room2012Ann
Her Morbid Desires2008VideoVanessa Peabody
The Boneyard Collection2008
Prophet1999VideoAgent Oakley
The Island of Dr. Moreau1996Dr. Moreau's Former Wife (scenes deleted)
Tief oben1994Mrs. Wagner
Dark Shadows1991TV SeriesDr. Julia Hoffman / Countess Natalie du Pres
War and Remembrance1988TV Mini-SeriesElsa MacMahon (Singapore Christmas Party)
The Winds of War1983TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Stoller
The Silent Scream1979Victoria Engels
The Key Is in the Door1978Cathy
Piranha1978Dr. Mengers
Pretty Baby1978Josephine
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden1977Idat (scenes deleted)
Fellini's Casanova1976Venetian alchemist (scenes deleted)
The Space-Watch Murders1975TV Movie
Caged Heat1974Supt. McQueen
Night Gallery1972TV SeriesThe Widow Craighill (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
Fermate il mondo... voglio scendere!1970Danielle
Honeymoon with a Stranger1969TV MovieCarla
La amante estelar1968Short
The Crimson Cult1968Lavinia Morley
I Spy1966TV SeriesGiana
An Angel for Satan1966Harriet Montebruno / Belinda
She Beast1966Veronica
L'armata Brancaleone1966Teodora
Young Torless1966Bozena
The Doctor and the Devil1965
Secret Agent1965TV SeriesCleo
I soldi1965
Once Upon a Tractor1965ShortLady Clerk
Nightmare Castle1965Muriel Arrowsmith / Jenny Arrowsmith
Terror-Creatures from the Grave1965Cleo Hauff
The Long Hair of Death1964Helen Karnstein / Mary Karnstein
Amore facile1964Contessa Bardi-Stucchi (segment "Divorzio italo-americano")
The Monocle1964Valérie
Tre per una rapina1964Barbara Sims / Germany: Anna
Castle of Blood1964Elisabeth Blackwood
Les baisers1964Thelma (episode 3 "Baiser du soir")
White Voices1964Guilia
I maniaci1964Barbara (segment "l'hobby") / Brugnoli's Wife (segment "la cambiale")
Un tentativo sentimentale1963Silvia
The Ghost1963Margaret Hichcock
The Hours of Love1963Leila
1963Gloria Morin
Il capitano di ferro1962
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock1962Cynthia Hichcock
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1961TV SeriesPhyllis
Pit and the Pendulum1961Elizabeth Barnard Medina
Flaming Star1960Roslyn Pierce (scenes deleted)
Adventures in Paradise1960TV SeriesDolores
Black Sunday1960Katia Vajda Princess Asa Vajda (as Barbara Steel)
Your Money or Your Wife1960Juliet Frost
Upstairs and Downstairs1959Mary
The Heart of a Man1959Girl (scenes deleted)
Sapphire1959Student (uncredited)
The 39 Steps1959Extra (uncredited)
Bachelor of Hearts1958Fiona
Houseboat1958Minor Role (uncredited)
Dial 9991958TV SeriesToni Miller
Minutes Past Midnight2016The Apparition of the Mill (segment 'The Mill At Calder's End')
Le Fantôme2016ShortThe Widow


Houston Beauty2013TV Series senior producer - 6 episodes
I Want to Work for Diddy2010TV Series field producer - 1 episode
Our Fathers2005TV Movie executive producer
Saving Milly2005TV Movie producer
Queer Eye2003TV Series associate producer
LeTourneau Live2000TV Movie associate producer
Dark Shadows 30th Anniversary Tribute1996Documentary producer
War and Remembrance1988-1989TV Mini-Series producer - 12 episodes
The Winds of War1983TV Mini-Series associate producer - 7 episodes


Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacrespecial thanks filming


Cult Queen Mary Woronov from Warhol to Corman2016Documentary post-productionHerself
Parasite Memories: The Making of 'Shivers'2014Video shortHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Cinema 32012TV SeriesHerself
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Betts / Katia Vajda / ...
Stracult 22009TV SeriesHerself
Barbara Steele in Conversation2009Video documentary shortHerself
Mario Bava: Operazione paura2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance1998DocumentaryHerself
A-Z of Horror1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Les deniers du culte1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Fear in the Dark1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Miniseries
Sois belle et tais-toi1981DocumentaryHerself
Fantasy Film Festival1979TV SeriesHerself
Le cinéma fantastique1968Documentary shortHerself
Whicker's World1968TV SeriesHerself
Dim Dam Dom1967TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

They Are Eating the Guests! Interview Mit Regisseur Joe Dante2015Video documentary shortDr. Mengers
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2014TV Series documentaryBetts
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryElizabeth Barnard Medina
The American Nightmare2000DocumentaryHerself
Adam Hart i Sahara1990Video shortAlicia

Won Awards

1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesWar and Remembrance (1988)


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