Keaton in Tragic Ceremony, 1972.
July 20, 1947 |
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA
|Other names||Vickie Kehl, Vickie Lahl|
|Spouse(s)||Meir Zarchi (1979–1982)
Sidney Luft (1993–2005)
|Awards||Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley (1978)|
Keaton was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and is distantly related to the celebrated silent film comedian Buster Keaton. She attended Eudora Middle School, Eudora, Arkansas, until 1960 when her family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. In 1969, she was involved in a major car accident that left her with facial scarring.
Keaton once worked as a hostess for Amtrak. 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. 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."
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.
In 2012 Keateon appeared in an uncredited role in Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, and has also appeared in the films Chop (2011) and The Butterfly Room (2013).
In late 2014, it was announced that Keaton would return to her iconic role of Jennifer Hills in a direct sequel to I Spit On Your Grave entitled I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu. Meir Zarchi will also return to write and direct.
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.
|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|
- Art Ettinger, "What have they done to Camille Keaton?" Ultra Violent (USA), Iss. 8, 2006, pp. 35–50.
- Camille Keaton – Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile
- She Spat On Our Grave: A Conversation with Camille Keaton Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict, Interview August 2010.
- Classmates: Camille Luft
- Camille Keaton, Camille's European Adventures, DVD Interview Featurette, Dark Sky Films, 2007.
- Interview With Savage Vengeance's Donald Farmer – Retro Slashers
- R. Ian Jane, Camille Keaton, contained in the 2002 DVD release of What Have You Done to Solange?
- Robert Marcucci, In Search of Solange, contained in the 2002 DVD release of What Have You Done to Solange?