Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Scream Queen: Suzy Kendall

British blond Suzy Kendall had her heart set on being a clothing designer, but her exceptional beauty caused photographers and other designers to continually urge her to go into modeling. She made an initial half-hearted attempt in that field and found herself, to her surprise, in instant and constant demand. This led to movie roles, and, despite not having any formal training as an actress, she enjoyed a thriving movie career starting with "The Liquidator" in 1965 and ending in 1977 when she decided she'd had enough of the profession her heart was never fully in. She retired from show-business to focus on her family.

Kendall appeared in 25 films, with roughly half of them being European horror films. Horror highlights include Dario Argento's directorial debut "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage", "In the Devil's Garden", "Tales That Witness Madness", "Spazmo", and "Craze".


Craig Edwards said...

It always amazes me to find out someone who seems fully committed onscreen was really ambivalent about their career throughout - she did nice work considering her heart was never really in it. She's a cutie too! Thanks for making this a good day - I learned something! ;)

Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

My pleasure. :)

I think Kendall's film career clearly illustrates the difference between a professional and Lindsay Lohan.