Barbara Steele Quotes

Barbara Steele (born 29 December 1937) is an English film actress and producer. She is best known for starring in Italian gothic horror films of the 1960s. Her breakthrough role came in Italian director Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960).

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Barbara Steele


Italian cameramen grow up immersed in an awareness of light. It is part of their mythology.

Barbara Steele


After all, film is so porous, and to my mind, so oddly occult, that I think that film itself absorbs odd energies like a living skin.

Barbara Steele


I don't have an objective overview of Black Sunday.

Barbara Steele


Certainly, in Italy, nobody takes light for granted.

Barbara Steele


I was obliged to stand there, holding the leash of this creature for their welcoming publicity shots, implying that this was some kind of image the decided to have of me.

Barbara Steele


The crew, like all Italian crews, was generous, warm, and enthusiastic.

Barbara Steele


In the sequence where I am burned at the stake, everything was so casual and hazardous that the bottom of my dress caught fire, and the grips became hysterical as they tried to pull me off the stake.

Barbara Steele


?If you were out of a job and your kid needed diapers and your husband just left you, you would be so confused.?

Barbara Steele


?The Tuckerton Seaport contributes to the ambiance of the show, ... The Tuckerton Seaport is the closest to Tip Seaman Park and being on Tuckerton Creek, it's more in keeping with the show,?

Barbara Steele


?We have information on all of these things.?

Barbara Steele


?If you need food, there are 41 pantries in St. Joe County.?

Barbara Steele


It is interesting to note that the best periods of Italian Horror films came out of the Sixties, when Italy was enjoying a carnival period of phenomenal optimism, and the shadowy side surfaced with all of its attendant dark, beautiful, baroque, catholic symbolism.

Barbara Steele


I didn't have any agent; I've never had an agent.

Barbara Steele


?It's a myth that we roll the beaches up after Labor Day, ... We call it 'Super September.'??

Barbara Steele