The Girl: A Polish WWII concentration camp survivor, Pitt marred an American GI and moved to California. After the marriage failed, she moved back to Europe and began an acting career.
Her first horror film was The House That Dripped Blood for Amicus before becoming one of the most famous faces in horror thanks to two iconic Hammer roles.
Starred In: The House That Dripped Blood (1970), The Vampire Lovers (1970), Countess Dracula (1971), The Wicker Man (1973)
Interesting Fact: Pitt was a black belt in karate, and held a student’s pilot license.
The Girl: A British actress whose voluptuous figure made her a familiar face on screen, with bit parts in several Carry On films, two James Bond films, and The Italian Job .
She got her first lead role as the Egyptian Queen Tela in Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb . Though this was her only Hammer production, she is among their most famous alumni.
Starred In: Carry On Camping (1969), The Italian Job (1969), Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971)
Interesting Fact: Her daughter, Merope Mills, is the editor of the Guardian Weekend.
The Girl: Known as the Countess of Cleavage for her habit of appearing at film premieres in revealing dresses, Hassall was actually a LAMDA trained performer.
Hassall cemented her celebrity appearing as a prehistoric cave girl in When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth . Unfortunately, she bowed to the pressure of tabloid celebrity, and was found dead of overdose in November 1980.
Starred In: When Dinsaurs Ruled The Earth (1970), Incense For The Damned (1970) Licensed To Love And Kill (1979)
Interesting Fact: God-daughter of famed composer Ivor Novello.
The Girl: A former model, Munro was contacted by Hammer after they saw her on a billboard. Although she had acted before, it wasn’t until the success of Dracula AD 72 that she started acting full time.
She declined further roles with Hammer because they required nudity, before going on to star in both The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad and The Spy Who Loved Me .
Starred In: T he Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Dracula AD 72 (1972), Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974)
Interesting Fact: The only actor ever signed to a long-term contract at Hammer.
The Girl: Still working today, O’Mara is easily recognizable from her TV work, notably as Jackie Collin’s sister in Dynasty, as Patsy’s sister on Absolutely Fabulous and as villian The Rani in Doctor Who.
One of the original Hammer Glamour girls, O’Mara chose not to concentrate on film and has had a fairly constant stage career around her TV work, also finding the time to write two novels.
Starred In: The Horror Of Frankenstein (1970), The Vampire Lovers (1970)
Interesting Fact: Had an out-of-wedlock child she was made to give up for adoption, but later reconciled with.
The Girl: Former au pair Yuette moved to England to improve her English and trained as a stenographer before moving into modeling and acting, which is fairly understandable.
TV roles on The Saints and The Persuaders led to her being cast by Hammer in their sequel to The Vampire Lovers as a replacement for Ingrid Pitt. After a short career she upped sticks to the US and became a born again Christian.
Starred In: Scream And Scream Again (1970), Lust For A Vampire (1971)
Interesting Fact: Auditioned to be a Doctor Who companion when John Pertwee was the Timelord.
The Girl: British actress with a showbiz family, Isobel started acting at the tender age of 15 in several television shows where her father worked as a script editor, before Hammer cast her in The Kiss Of The Vampire at age 20.
After starring in the Morcambe and Wise debacle The Magnificent Two, Isobel returned to Hammer for Twins of Evil and starred alongside Richard Attenborough and John Hurt.
Starred In: The Kiss Of The Vampire (1963), Twins Of Evil (1971)
Interesting Fact: Was also up for the role of Dr Who’s assistant, in Dr. Who: The Evil of The Daleks.
The Girl: Born and raised in Hollywood and trained as a singer and dancer, Vetri turned down the chance to dub Natalie Wood on West Side Story, not wanting to be known as a stand in.
Vetri was named Playboy’s Playmate of the Year in 1968, also appearing in Rosemary’s Baby where director Roman Polanski advised her to dropped her stage name Angela Dorian.
Starred In: Rosemary’s Baby (1968), When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (1970)
Interesting Fact: The heroine of Dan Brown’s Angels and Demon’s is closely modeled on the actress, down to the name Vittoria Vetra.
The Girl: Norwegian model and former Miss Norway and Miss Universe contestant, Julie Ege moved to England to work as an au pair before appearing in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969.
Hammer, ever the vigilant talent spotters, cast Ege in Creatures The World Forgot , leading to a many film roles throughout the 1970s, before returning to Olso and working as a nurse.
Starred In: Creatures The World Forgot (1971) The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires (1974)
Interesting Fact: Continued to work as a nurse even after being diagnosed with lung and breast cancer. Julie died in 2008.
The Girl: A British model who exuded a natural innocence, Maddy Smith was a popular face in 1960s newspapers and magazines. This led to interest from Hammer films, and in 1970 she made two films for the studio.
Over the next ten years, Maddy worked consistently, including a famous role in the opening of Live and Let Die where her blue dress is undone by Bond’s magnetic watch.
Starred In: T aste The Blood Of Dracula (1970), The Vampire Lovers (1970), Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell (1974)
Interesting Fact: Bust 32B until age 21, when she ballooned to 34DD