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May 11, 2023

30 Beautiful Photos of Barbara Shelley in the 1950s and ’60s

Born 1932 as Barbara Teresa Kowin in London, English actress Barbara Shelley started modelling in 1951, which led to an offer of a minor role as a fashion show commentator in the 1953 Hammer Film Productions film Mantrap.

Shelley appeared in more than a hundred films and television series. She was particularly known for her work in horror films, notably Village of the Damned; Dracula, Prince of Darkness; Rasputin, the Mad Monk and Quatermass and the Pit. She retired in 1988.

Shelley was admitted to hospital in December 2020, for a check-up. It was there she contracted COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in England. Though Shelley recovered, she fell ill with other underlying health conditions. She died on 3 January 2021, at the age of 88.

Take a look at these beautiful photos to see portraits of young Barbara Shelley in the 1950s and 1960s.


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