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September 24, 2021

35 Fabulous Photos of Danish Beauty Yutte Stensgaard During Her Short Career

Born 1946 in Thisted, Jutland, Danish actress Yutte Stensgaard began her acting career in the film La Ragazza con la pistola (The Girl with the Pistol, 1968). She then played parts in diverse UK TV-series. Her film parts include the Bulldog Drummond film Some Girls Do (1969), played small parts in If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), Scream and Scream Again (1970) and Doctor In Trouble (1970). She also appeared in the low-budget sci-fi sex comedy Zeta One (1969).

Stensgaard’s most famous role is that of the vampire Carmilla/Mircalla in Hammer’s Lust for a Vampire (1971). The film was the sequel to The Vampire Lovers (1970), which had starred Ingrid Pitt as Mircalla.

Stensgaard auditioned for the part of the Doctor Who companion Jo Grant, alongside third Doctor Jon Pertwee in 1970. Towards the end of her career she appeared in pantomime and the stage-farce Boeing-Boeing (1971). She also appeared on TV as a hostess on the popular game show The Golden Shot hosted by Bob Monkhouse.

Stensgaard left acting in 1972. Her image continues to feature on the covers of numerous book and magazine publications; for instance, Marcus Hearn’s book Hammer Glamour (2009), which contains a chapter on her.

Take a look at these fabulous photos to see the beauty of young Yutte Stensgaard in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


  1. "Acting"
    Yeah, right. Her job was to parade around in next to nothing and parroting back poorly written lines of dialog. She was an ornament, nothing more. Why else do you think she quit? Oh, right...because by 1972 she was almost 30 and her appeal as an ornament was fading in comparison to the new young ornaments being brought in.

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    1. Yutte was very underappreciated in Lust for a Vampire. She gave a very subtle yet powerful performance. Whenever she was on screen she dominated the camera - like there was no one else but Yutte on the screen, you could not see anyone else.

  2. Nice photos. Thanks Vintage.




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