Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lina Romay (1954-2012)

I just heard the unfortunate news - Lina Romay - the beautiful and talented Spanish actress and muse to my favorite cult film director Jesus Franco - passed away last week at the age of 57.

I've had LORNA THE EXORCIST sitting in front of my DVD player for a week or so now - waiting to be watched - I love the cover with Lina hovering over her victim with blood trickling down her tongue - so it's been a nice couple weeks just looking at the cover. I've seen her recently in JACK THE RIPPER, THE RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN and FACELESS - but her most wonderfully, surreal and beautiful role was of the Countess in FEMALE VAMPIRE which I will need to watch again soon.

It's sad news - but as any artist passes - they will live on forever in their work - thank you for everything Lina

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