Not a good way to start off so early in the New Year, but unfortunately, Prince Sirki waits for no one. Today, actress and life-long animal lover Alexandra Bastedo passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Her first film appearance was in William Castle's 13 FRIGHTENED GIRLS (1963). She played Mircalla Karnstein in the Spanish production of THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE (1972), and later starred with Peter Cushing and John Hurt in THE GHOULS (1975). Previously, she had paired with David Niven in the James Bond farce, CASINO ROYALE (1967).
Strikingly beautiful and with a great figure, she always reminded me as a cross between Sharon Tate and Barbara Bouchet. For more information regarding Alexandra Bastedo, her acting career, and her work with protecting animals, you can visit her website HERE.