Hazel Court

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Hazel Court Pencil Portrait
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Hazel Court was the “Queen of Scream,” the English actress known for her roles in British and American horror films during the 1950s and early 1960s, including Terence Fisher’s The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) for Hammer Film Productions, and three of Roger Corman’s adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories for American International Pictures: The Premature Burial (1962), The Raven (1963) and The Masque of the Red Death (1964).

Like other “scream queens” of the era, Court’s roles often relied on her cleavage and her ability to shriek in fear and die horrible deaths. Taking a break from being carved up, Court also appeared in episodes of several TV series, including Adventures in Paradise, Mission Impossible, Bonanza, Dr. Kildare, Danger Man, Twelve O’Clock High, Burke’s Law with Gene Barry, Sam Benedict starring Edmond O’Brien, Gidget with Sally Field, McMillan and Wife with Rock Hudson, Mannix, The Wild Wild West, Thriller hosted by Boris Karloff, Rawhide (“Incident of the Dowry Dundee”) with Clint Eastwood, and in “The Fear”, the penultimate episode of the original 1959-1964 The Twilight Zone hosted by Rod Serling.

Born in Sutton Coalfield, she was also an accomplished painter and sculptor. Married twice, she outlived her second husband by a decade and had three children.

Today, regular screenings of her film and television work on “Talking Pictures” maintain her cult status. She had just finished her autobiography “Hazel Court – Horror Queen”, at the time of her death, aged 82 in 2008.