Striking, pale complexioned, blonde English actress Veronica Carlson has appeared in such classics as Randall and Hopkirk, Deceased and The Saint (with Roger Moore). Carlson is best known as the female lead of several late 1960s Hammer horror films. In late 1968, James Carreras, the boss of Hammer Films, saw one of her photographs in a newspaper and offered her a role opposite Christopher Lee in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968). It didn’t take long for fans of Hammer horror movies to recognize the blonde beauty as the frequent damsel-in-distress whose roles include the hapless Maria being terrorized by fanged Dracula in the previous movie, brutalized by the evil Peter Cushing in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) and chased by a monster in The Horror of Frankenstein (1970). Filmfax Magazine
Veronica Carlson was among the celebrity guests at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Fans came to get their photograph with her, buy an autograph and ask her questions!
Monster Mania Convention, Classic Horror Film Board
Convention movie tip: For anyone who has never seen a Hammer horror movie, we recommend you start with The Brides of Dracula (1960), followed by The Horror of Dracula (1957) and The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). You’ll receive a self-guided education of the British film studio that rivaled a close second to the Universal Studios monster movies of the thirties and forties. And then you can spend an evening watching the three Veronica Carlson-starring vehicles at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention this August! Monsters From the Vault
Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine, Fanex Convention