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June 15, 1952
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
|Other names||Lydia Cassell
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.
Sandra Cassel was born Sandra Peabody on 15 June 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City where she studied acting under Sanford Meisner. Later, she briefly attended Carnegie-Mellon University.
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, 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.
|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||Video Vixens||-||Miscellaneous Crew - Script Continuity|
|1976||Massage Parlor Hookers|
|2003||Celluoid Crime of the Century||-||Archive Footage|
|2005||Ban the Sadist Videos!||-||Archive Footage|
|2006||Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2||-||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)|
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