"There's horror in your life, believe me, whether it's coming, or you've just been lucky to miss it today" -
Sanctum of Shelley | A Gallery Devoted to Barbara Shelley
The first leading lady of British horror, and Hammer's most prolific female star,Barbara Shelley's filmography actually started in Italy. But frustrated with a string of minor roles, Shelley returned to England in an attempt to better her career. Although known as a scream queen, Barbara always approached her characters with conviction and considerable grace; in fact, her most famous scream - in DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS - was actually dubbed by co-star Suzan Farmer.