Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy 80th Birthday Helga Line

Helga Lina Stern was born on July 14th, 1932 in Berlin, Germany. Helga began her career as a dancer and acrobat in circus performances in Portugal and later worked as a model. Line began acting in movies in the early 1940s before moving to Madrid, Spain in 1960. Line immediately established herself as a hugely popular and prolific actress in a large volume of horror pictures, spy films, thrillers and Spaghetti westerns made throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s. Best known as the alluring spy Natasha in the terrific period Gothic fright feature treat "Horror Express" (1972), her other memorable roles include an enticing sea siren in the immensely enjoyable "When the Screaming Stops” (1976), a predatory vampire countess in the terrifically trashy "The Vampires' Night Orgy" (1974), and the seductive middle-aged leader of a Satanic cult in the steamy "Black Candles" (1982). Line starred with Spanish horror icon Paul Naschy in two entertaining offerings: "Horror Rises from the Tomb" and "The Mummy's Revenge" (both 1973). Helga appeared in seven Euro-westerns from “Duel at the Rio Grande” (1963) to “China 9, Liberty 37” in (1978). More recently Helga Line has done guest spots on a couple of Spanish TV shows in 2006. Today we celebrate Helga Line’s 80th birthday. 

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