Sandra Cassel

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Sandra Cassel
Born Sandra Peabody
(1952-06-15) June 15, 1952 (age 62)
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Other names Lydia Cassell
Liyda Cassell
Sandra Cassell
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970–1976

Sandra Cassel (born June 15, 1952) is an American actress. She acted in a number of low-budget soft-core and exploitation films between the early to mid 70's. Her most memorable role was in the 1972 horror film The Last House on the Left. Sandra walked away from acting and is now a drama teacher and children's television writer and producer in Portland, Oregon.

Early life[edit]

Sandra Cassel was born Sandra Peabody on 15 June 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island.[citation needed] She graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City where she studied acting under Sanford Meisner. Later, she briefly attended Carnegie-Mellon University.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Throughout the early 70's, Cassel starred in a few soft-core and exploitation films which were mainly low-budget. She starred in Wes Craven's brutal and controversial 1972 film The Last House on the Left,[1][2] about two teenage girls, Mari Collingwood (played by Cassel) and Phyllis Stone (Lucy Grantham) who are kidnapped and brutally raped by a gang of psychotic convicts who recently escaped from prison. Another film that Cassel is known for is Teenage Hitch-hikers.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1970 The Model Hunters June (credited as Lydia Cassell)
1971 Love-In '72 other title - Love-in 1973
1972 The Last House on the Left Mari Collingwood (credited as Sandra Cassell) other titles - Last House on the Left, Grim Company
1972 Voices of Desire Anna Reed (credited as Liyda Cassell)
1973 Filthiest Show in Town Olga (credited as Sandra Cassell) other titles - The Filthiest Show in Town, The Naughtiest Show in Town, The Sexiest Show in Town, Wickedest Show in Town
1974 Legacy of Satan Cult Extra
1975 Teenage Hitch-hikers Bird
1975 Video Vixens - Miscellaneous Crew - Script Continuity
1976 Massage Parlor Hookers
2003 Celluoid Crime of the Century - Archive Footage
2005 Ban the Sadist Videos![3] - Archive Footage
2006 Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2[4] - Archive Footage
2006 Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film - Archive Footage
2008 Adam - Special Thanks (thanks only)
2008 Campus Daze - Special Thanks (thanks only)
2008 I Would Rather - Special Thanks (thanks only)
2009 Snap - Special Thanks (thanks only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A History of Horror". eric.b.olsen.tripod.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "DVD trailers, reviews and ratings". rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ban the Sadist Videos!". imdb.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2". imdb.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 

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