Camille Keaton

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Camille Keaton
Camille Keaton Luft.jpg
Keaton in Tragic Ceremony, 1972.
Born (1947-07-20) July 20, 1947 (age 67)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA
Other names Vickie Kehl, Vickie Lahl
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972-present
Spouse(s) Meir Zarchi (1979–1982)
Sidney Luft (1993–2005)
Awards Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley (1978)

Camille Keaton (born July 20, 1947)[1] is an American actress, best known for her role in the controversial 1978 film I Spit on Your Grave.

Early years[edit]

Keaton was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and is related to the celebrated silent film comedian Buster Keaton.[citation needed] She attended Eudora Middle School, Eudora, Arkansas, until 1960 when her family moved to Atlanta, Georgia.[2] In 1969, she was involved in a major car accident that left her with facial scarring.[3]

Career[edit]

Keaton once worked as a hostess for Amtrak.[4] Her debut role was in 1972 playing the role of Solange in Massimo Dallamano's movie of the giallo genre entitled What Have You Done to Solange? Though a small role, her delicate and fragile physique got immediate attention.[5] Robert Marcucci says of her role as Solange, "She truly steals every scene she's in, simply drifting in and out of each of her scenes, her face and mannerisms mysterious and alluring."[6]

In November 1972, Keaton was a centerfold in the Italian men's entertainment magazine Playmen. In September 1974, she was on the cover of Playmen. She won the Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley Best Actress award for her performance in I Spit on Your Grave at the 1978 Catalonian International Film Festival in Spain.

Personal life[edit]

Keaton was married to Meir Zarchi, the director of I Spit on Your Grave, and was the last wife of film producer Sidney Luft. Zarchi and Keaton divorced in 1982, and she and Sidney Luft were married March 20, 1993 until Luft's death on September 15, 2005. She is the former stepmother of Lorna Luft and Joey Luft.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
1972 Cosa avete fatto a Solange? Solange Beauregard In Italian/English; aka What Have You Done to Solange? (USA)
Decameron No. 2 – Le altre novelle di Boccaccio Alibech In Italian; aka Decameron II (UK)
Estratto dagli archivi segreti della polizia di una capitale europea Jane In Italian; aka Tragic Ceremony (USA)
1973 Il gatto di Brooklyn aspirante detective II Guendalina Bacherozza de Porcaris In Italian
Il sesso della strega Ann In Italian; aka The Evil Eye (USA)
1974 Madeleine, anatomia di un incubo Madeleine In Italian; Madeleine, Study of a Nightmare (USA: informal English title)
1978 Day of the Woman Jennifer Hills In English; aka I Spit on Your Grave
1982 Raw Force Girl in toilet In English; aka Kung Fu Cannibals (USA)
The Concrete Jungle Rita Newman In English
1989 No Justice Preacher's wife In English
1993 Savage Vengeance Jennifer Hills In English; (as Vickie Kehl) aka I Spit on Your Grave 2: Savage Vengeance (USA)
1999 Holy Hollywood Betty In English
2010 Chop Mrs. Reed In English
2010 Sella Turcica Karmen Roback In English
2010 The Butterfly Room Olga In English
2012 The Lords of Salem Doris Von Fux In English

Bibliography[edit]

  • Art Ettinger, "What have they done to Camille Keaton?" Ultra Violent (USA), Iss. 8, 2006, pp. 35–50.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camille Keaton – Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile
  2. ^ Classmates: Camille Luft
  3. ^ Camille Keaton, Camille's European Adventures, DVD Interview Featurette, Dark Sky Films, 2007.
  4. ^ Interview With Savage Vengeance's Donald Farmer – Retro Slashers
  5. ^ R. Ian Jane, Camille Keaton, contained in the 2002 DVD release of What Have You Done to Solange?
  6. ^ Robert Marcucci, In Search of Solange, contained in the 2002 DVD release of What Have You Done to Solange?

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