Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday Scream Queen: Trish Van Devere

Trish Van Devere's first major role was on the soap opera "One Live to Live" in 1968. For the next quarter century, a wide variety of television series and films were elevated by her strong presence. She retired from acting in 1994.

Although Van Devere's horror/suspense resume is short, it is significant in the number of high quality projects that appear on it. Foremost among the entries on it is her 1978 role as a television producer turned murderer in one of the very best "Columbo" episodes; and her 1980 starring role in "The Changeling", one of the greatest ghost movies to ever be released.

4 comments:

Bleaux Leaux said...

Classic example of quality over quantity. Even if she'd never done another horror film, she'd deserve note for appearing in "The Changeling" which, as you note, is one of the indisputably great horror movies.

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Karen said...

Where did you ever get that photo of Trish? I've seen a whole lot but never that one in the white and looking so sultry!

Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

I either came across it during a Google search a long time ago, or it came out of some of the bundles I have license to use. To be honest, I've no idea where I came by that photo.