Fiona Lewis


Actor

About

Birth Place
Westcliff-on-Sea, England, GB
Born
September 28, 1946

Biography

This pretty British actress got her start being menaced and looking attractively frightened in low-budget horror films. She was first seen as a busty serving girl in Roman Polanski's ambitious "The Fearless Vampire Killers" (1967), then went on to lend an unwonted grace to such blood-soaked fare as "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" (1972), and "Blue Blood" (1973).It wasn't all blood and guts, how...

Biography

This pretty British actress got her start being menaced and looking attractively frightened in low-budget horror films. She was first seen as a busty serving girl in Roman Polanski's ambitious "The Fearless Vampire Killers" (1967), then went on to lend an unwonted grace to such blood-soaked fare as "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" (1972), and "Blue Blood" (1973).

It wasn't all blood and guts, however. Lewis had a supporting role in the slapstick spy comedy "Otley" (1969), played a highwayman's wench in "Where's Jack?" (also 1969), was Ian McShane's girlfriend in the Richard Burton vehicle "Villain" (1971) and dallied with Liszt in Ken Russell's bizarre, over-the-top "Lisztomania" (1975).

Dismayed by the way her career was going in England, Lewis ventured to the US. She appeared in the Dino De Laurentiis potboiler "Drum" (1976), played a journalist in "Stunts" (1977), and had a few good moments in Brian De Palma's "The Fury" (1978), as a sexy government agent who comes to a very unhappy end. She showed up in the unsuccessful Western "Wanda Nevada" (1979), was a deliciously evil nurse in the Australian "Strange Behavior/Dead Kids" (1979), had a nice bit as an alien in "Strange Invaders" (1983) and played a doctor in Joe Dante's sci-fi adventure "Innerspace" (1987).

Although Lewis has been seen on British TV (and was made sport of on "Monty Python's Flying Circus"), her lone American appearance was as Lucy in the CBS version of "Dracula" (1974). Between film roles, Lewis has scripted a number of screenplays, worked as a journalist and has had her artwork exhibited.

Life Events

1967

Film debut, Roman Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire Killers"

1968

Had first prominent supporting role in "Otley"

1976

Made US film debut in "Drum"

1981

Appeared in the Australian film "Dead Kids/Strange Behavior"

Photo Collections

The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski Sketches
Here are a few sketches by Roman Polanski, drawn for his film The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth are in my Neck (1967), released by MGM.

Videos

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