Barbara Steele

About Barbara Steele

Who is it?: Actress, Producer
Birth Day: December 29, 1937
Birth Place:  Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: Actress producer
Years active: 1958–present
Spouse(s): James Poe (m. 1969; div. 1978)
Children: 1

Barbara Steele


Barbara Steele is Actress, Producer born on December 29, 1937 in  Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. At age 81 Barbara Steele net worth is approximately $100,000. Barbara is loved by her fans for her talent, intelligence, and a dark, mysterious beauty that is unique; her face epitomizes either sweet innocence, or malign evil (she is wonderful to watch either way).

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💰 Net worth: $100,000



Steele starred in a string of horror films, including Black Sunday (1960), The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962), The Ghost (1963) directed by Riccardo Freda, The Long Hair of Death (1964) and Roger Corman's 1961 adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Pit and the Pendulum, among others. She also starred in Castle of Blood (1964), Terror-Creatures from the Grave and Nightmare Castle (both 1965), and Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968).


Additionally, Steele had supporting parts in Federico Fellini's (1963), and appeared on television in the 1991 miniseries Dark Shadows. Steele has appeared in several films in the 2010s, including Ryan Gosling's Lost River (2014).


Steele married American Screenwriter James Poe in 1969; the couple were divorced in 1978.


Steele returned to the horror genre in the later 1970s, appearing in three horror films, Silent Scream, Piranha, and David Cronenberg's Shivers.


Steele served as associate Producer of the 1983 TV mini-series, The Winds of War, and was a Producer for its 1988 sequel, War and Remembrance, for which she shared the 1989 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special with executive Producer Dan Curtis.


Steele was cast as Julia Hoffman in the 1991 remake of the 1960s ABC television series Dark Shadows. In 2010, she was a guest star in the Dark Shadows audio drama, The Night Whispers.


In 2010, actor-writer Mark Gatiss interviewed Steele about her role in Black Sunday for his BBC documentary series A History of Horror. In 2012, Gatiss again interviewed Steele about her role in David Cronenberg's Shivers (1975) for his follow-up documentary, Horror Europa. In 2014, she appeared in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, the drama-fantasy thriller film Lost River, in which she portrayed the character Belladonna in a supporting role.

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