Caroline Munro (born 16 January 1949) is an English actress, model and singer known for her many appearances in horror, science fiction and action films of the 1970s and 1980s. In 2019, she was inducted into the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards’ Monster Kid Hall of Fame.
Munro’s career began in 1966 when her mother and a photographer friend entered some headshots of her in The Evening News’s “Face of the Year” contest:
“I wanted to do art. Art was my love. I went to art school in Brighton, but I was not very good at it. I did not know what to do. I had a friend at the college who was studying photography, and he needed somebody to photograph, and he asked me. Unbeknownst to me, he sent the photographs to a big newspaper in London. The fashion photographer, David Bailey, was conducting a photo contest, and my picture won.”— Caroline Munro
This led to modelling work for Vogue magazine at the age of 17. She moved to London to pursue modelling work and became a cover girl for fashion and television advertisements while there. She had bit parts in films such as Casino Royale (1967) and Where’s Jack? (1969). One of her photo advertisements led to a screen test and a one-year contract with Paramount where she was cast as Richard Widmark’s daughter in the comedy western A Talent for Loving (also 1969). Photographs of Munro were used to portray Victoria Regina Phibes, the wife of the title character (played by Vincent Price) in The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971), and its sequel, Dr Phibes Rises Again (1972).
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