MARIE DEVEREUX EDITION!
Marie Devereux is best known as the silent but sexy star
of several Hammer horror classics, numerous UK
television shows and screwball comedies. At the
impressionable age of sixteen she began posing for
topless photos which in turn led to a career
as a nude model for men’s magazines in her twenties.
Always aspiring to be an actress Devereux took bit parts
as hookers and harem girls until she was cast in Terence
Young’s “Serious Charge” which provided the exposure
she had longed for. The small roles continued in the short
term until Hammer Films came calling.
In 1960 she would star alongside Peter Cushing in
“Brides of Dracula” as one of the vampire ‘brides’. That
role is what the buxom actress is best remembered for yet
she also had a memorable guest role on “The Avengers”
television series and a part in “Cleopatra” alongside
Elizabeth Taylor. Though it has never been confirmed it
has been noted that she actually was used as a double for
Taylor on the film, though it is not known actually which
scenes she stood in for the actress in.
Devereux then went to Hollywood, and appeared in
numerous television shows, of which she was seldom
credited, and two motion pictures directed by Samuel
Fuller, “Shock Corridor” (1963) and “The Naked Kiss”
(1964). Soon after she reportedly grew tired of acting and