Barbara Shelley is a retired English film and television actress. She was at her busiest in the late 1950s and 1960s when she became Hammer Horror’s No. 1 female star, with The Gorgon, Dracula, Prince of Darkness, Rasputin, the Mad Monk, and Quatermass and the Pit among her credits. She also appeared in Village of the Damned. Although she is known as a scream queen, her most famous scream was dubbed by co-star Suzan Farmer.