Rest in Peace: Hammer’s Queen of Horror Ingrid Pitt

Ingrid PittSadly, we have lost another icon whose contributions to the horror genre will always be revered. It’s with a heavy heart that we report classic Hammer Films staple Ingrid Pitt is no longer with us.

According to the UKPA the Polish-born star collapsed in London last week while on her way to an event hosted by members of her fan club. Her daughter, Steffanie Pitt, said she was “a fantastic woman”.

According to Steffanie Pitt, “She passed away this morning. It was heart trouble. She had a couple of bad years, health-wise, but she had fought through. Anyone who knew my mother would say she was incredibly feisty and determined to make a good fist of everything she wanted to do.”

Known for such classics as The Vampire Lovers, Countess Dracula and even a small role in The Wicker Man, Pitt will forever be remembered for her ability to terrorize and tantalize. She was 73.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our deepest condolences to Ingrid’s friends, family, and constituents. Thanks for the memories. Godspeed.

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  • will graham

    This is very sad.

    I was annoyed that she never got offered a role in the new upcoming Hammer films, as she always promoted the brand and was always willing to talk about the films, unlike Christopher Lee who hated talking about any horror movie that wasn’t called The Wicker Man.

    She had a wonderful smile.


  • Terminal

    A truly talented beauty and icon.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • DavidFullam

    Farewell Vampire Lover.

  • Scotto

    Sad day, indeed. Rest in peace, beautiful queen.


Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.