R.I.P. – Hammer Beauty VERONICA CARLSON Passes Away!

Hammer Films heroine and beauty Veronica Carlson passed away on Sunday, February 27th. The British actress and model appeared in a plethora of films but was best known for starring in several gothic horror films for English studio Hammer Films.

The news was released via her Facebook page yesterday afternoon. She was 77. No cause of death has been reported at this time.

Her Facebook page stated simply, “Veronica passed away this morning, we are in shock as a family.”

She made her biggest mark in the industry when she appeared in Hammer films of the late 1960s. She played “Maria” in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave 1968, then Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 1969, and The Horror of Frankenstein 1970.

She also appeared in other genre films including Old Dracula 1974, The Ghoul 1975, Black Easter 1994, Freakshow 1995, House of the Gorgon 2019, and most recently was cast in the upcoming horror film, The Rectory. Sadly, the film is only in pre-production and filming has not begun.

As for the rest of her acting career, she had a handful of regular roles in both film and TV but her star dimmed almost as fast as it began. But she will always be known and loved for her horror appearances.

She married and moved to America and lived out her life in the U.S. in semi-retirement from acting. She them became a successful professional painter in her spare time. She also has three children.

In my humble opinion, Veronica Carlson was always one of my favorite Hammer heroins and the most beautiful of the bunch. For horror fans, her name will live on forever in the anals of film history. She may be gone but will never be forgotten.

All of us at Horror Paatch would like to offer our most sincere condolences to Veronica Carlson’s family and friends during this time.

Veronica Carlson Born September 18, 1944 – Died February 27, 2022

About Michael Juvinall (6039 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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