1956 - 1967
15 December 1939
The Brides of Dracula, Circus of Horrors, The Terror of the Tongs, Night of Lust, It Started in Naples
France Anglade, Sally Todd, Suzanna Leigh, Saundra Edwards, Evelyn West
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Yvonne Monlaur (born Yvonne-Thérèse-Marie-Camille Bédat de Monlaur; 15 December 1939 – 18 April 2017) was a French film actress of the late 1950s and 1960s best known for her roles in the Hammer horror films.
Monlaur was born in Paris, France. Her father was a Russian count; her mother, a ballet dancer. As a child, she studied ballet, and as a teenager she was a fashion model.
Monlaur starred in the 1958 Italian film Three Strangers in Rome which was among Claudia Cardinale's earliest films and in 1960 in the horror film Circus of Horrors alongside prominent actors in British film such as Anton Diffring and Donald Pleasence. In 1960, she also starred in the Hammer horror film The Brides of Dracula alongside other noted British actors of the day Peter Cushing and Freda Jackson and in The Terror of the Tongs (1961) with Christopher Lee.
After a string of German and Italian films, Monlaur left films to return to Paris. She continued to live there. She attended a few film conventions, which have included salutes to Hammer films.
Monlaur died in Paris, France, on 18 April 2017, aged 77.