Saturday, July 9, 2011
Saturday Scream Queen:
In 1963, at the age of 18, Patty Shepard moved from North Carolina to Spain where she swiftly found success as a model and actress. During the 1970s, she appeared in a string of thrillers and horror films along side the likes of Paul Naschy, Helga Line, and Erika Blanc while the eerie aura of mystery she brought to her these roles allowed her to carve out her own place in the pantheon of European B-horror movie stars.
In addition to her horror roles, Shepard was featured in westerns, comedies, sci-fi... probably every genre you can think of.
During the 1980s, Shepard's output slowed, and she retired from acting in 1988 after making two final horror movies--"Edge of the Axe" and "Slugs".
Shepard currently lives in Madrid, Spain, with her husband of nearly 45 years.