Though she was no stranger to horror and sci-fi, Hazel Court had the distinction of being the first true Hammer Heroine, when she landed the role of Victor Frankenstein’s cousin Elizabeth in Hammer’s breakthrough gothic horror film, The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). She went on to work for Hammer again several years later in The Man Who Could Cheat Death. In the ’60′s, she went on to work in several of the Roger Corman-helmed Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, such as The Masque of the Red Death with Vincent Price, and The Raven, with Price and horror legend Boris Karloff. She retired from acting in 1981, her final screen role being in The Omen III: The Final Conflict. She died in 2008 at the age of 82.
Birthdate: February 10, 1926
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Deathdate: April 15, 2008
Deathplace: Lake Tahoe, CA
Cause of Death: Heart attack
There was a nude scene shot for The Man Who Could Cheat Death, it featured Court posing for sculptor Anton Diffring, and was one of the first such scenes filmed in England. Sadly, however, at this time all remaining prints of the film have this scene omitted.