|Born||Kirsten Lindholm Andreassen
1 September 1943
Kirsten Lindholm, born Kirsten Lindholm Andreassen on 1 September 1943 in Odense, Denmark, was a model and a film actress in Hammer horror movies, in which she first appeared as Kirsten Betts. She is now a yoga instructor and performer currently living in New Zealand and is now known as Elandra Kirsten Meredith and by the Sikh religious name Vikram Kaur Khalsa (Punjabi: ਵਿਕਰਮ ਕੌਰ ਖਾਲਸਾ).
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, as Kirsten Betts and then Kirsten Lindholm, she was an actress and model. She appeared in a London play called Pyjama Tops (1969), in the movie Zeta One (1969), and then in four Hammer horror movies: The Vampire Lovers (1970), during filming for which she appeared as one of a "[v]ampire quintet" on the cover of ABC Film Review, Crescendo (1970), Twins of Evil (1971), where her role has been cited as an example of psychological violence, and Lust for a Vampire (1971).
At a yoga class in England, she met Vic Briggs, who had converted to Sikhism and taken the name Vikram Singh; they fell in love and married after moving to California, and she took the Sikh religious name Vikram Kaur Khalsa. They ran a Sikh ashram in San Diego. After living in Hawaii, where she worked as a healing practitioner and founded Ho'omana Ke Laka Healing workshops, she and her husband moved in 2008 to the Hibiscus Coast, New Zealand, where they both teach yoga. She also sang backup for her husband on his One in the Goddess album.
- Doctor in the House (5 episodes, 1970) as Ingrid
- UFO (1 episode, 1971)
- Birds on the Wing (1 episode, 1971) as Ingrid
- The Persuaders! (1 episode, 1971) as Marissa Nave
- The Golden Shot (4 episodes, 1971) as Herself, Maid of the Month
- Zeta One (1969) as Angvisa Girl
- Crescendo (1970) as Catherine
- The Vampire Lovers (1970) as 1st Vampire
- Lust for a Vampire (1971) as Peasant Girl
- Twins of Evil (1971) as Young Girl at Stake
- Kirsten Lindholm at the Internet Movie Database.
- Elandra Kirsten Meredith Archived 2003-12-10 at the Wayback Machine. at Yoga Technology.(Dead Link)
- John Parker, Who's Who in the Theatre: A Biographical Record of the Contemporary Stage Volume 15, London: Pitman, 1972, p. 179.
- Zeta One (1969) at British Film Institute Film & TV Database.
- Denis Meikle and Christopher T. Koetting, A History of Horrors: The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer, Filmmakers Series 51, Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow, 1996, ISBN 978-0-8108-2959-6, p. 253.
- Bobb Cotter, Ingrid Pitt, Queen of Horror: The Complete Career, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2010, ISBN 978-0-7864-5888-2, p. 128.
- Cotter, p. 135.
- Meikle and Koetting, p. 252.
- Meikle and Koetting, p. 257.
- John Trevelyan, What the Censor Saw, London: Joseph, 1973, ISBN 978-0-7181-1123-6, p. 128.
- Meikle and Koetting, p. 254.
- Cotter, p. 139.
- Pritam Andreassen, "Musically Speaking: Music in the family," The Ebbtide, Shoreline Community College, November 14, 2003.
- Kirsten Lindholm at Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen.
- ANTION (VIKRAM Singh) aka Vic Briggs at unp.me.
- Maryke Penman, Singing to a new tune North Shore Times, April 26, 2012.