15 December 1939|
|Died||18 April 2017(aged 77)|
Yvonne Monlaur (15 December 1939 – 18 April 2017) was a retired French film actress of the late 1950s and 1960s best known for her roles in the Hammer horror films. Her father was a Russian count; her mother, a ballet dancer.
She starred in the 1958 Italian film Three Strangers in Rome which was amongst Claudia Cardinale's earliest films and in 1960 in the horror film Circus of Horrors alongside prominent actors in British film such as Anton Diffring and Donald Pleasence. In 1960, she also starred in the Hammer horror film The Brides of Dracula alongside other noted British actors of the day Peter Cushing and Freda Jackson and in The Terror of the Tongs (1961) with Christopher Lee.
After a string of German and Italian films, Monlaur left films to return to Paris. She continued to live there. Of late she has attended a few film conventions, which have included salutes to Hammer films. She died on 18 April 2017, aged 77.
|1958||Three Strangers in Rome||Nanda||Claudio Gora|
|1960||Inn for Trouble||Yvette Dupres||C.M. Pennington-Richards|
|1960||Circus of Horrors||Nicole Vanet||Sidney Hayers|
|1960||The Brides of Dracula||Marianne||Terence Fisher|
|1961||The Terror of the Tongs||Lee||Anthony Bushell|
|1962||Ladies' Man||Claudia||Bernard Borderie|
|1962||Hawk of the Caribbean||Arica Mageiras||Piero Regnoli|
|1964||License to Kill||Mireille||Henri Decoin|
|1965||Heaven on One's Head||Françoise||Yves Ciampi|
- Biography, glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com; accessed 25 April 2017.
- "Yvonne Monlaur profile". unifrance.org. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
- Production notes for Thunderball, mi6.co.uk; accessed 25 April 2017.
- "Yvonne Monlaur Official blog". Yvonnemonlaurofficialblog.blogspot.hr. 2004-02-27. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
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