Born 1937 as Ingoushka Petrov in Warsaw, Polish-British actress, author, and writer Ingrid Pitt made her film debut in Doctor Zhivago, playing a minor role in 1965.
Pitt appeared as Queen Galleia of Atlantis in The Time Monster, which was the fifth serial of the ninth season of Doctor Who in 1972. She returned to Doctor Who as Dr Solow in Warriors of the Deep, which was the first serial of the 21st season of the show in 1984.
During the 1980s, Pitt returned to mainstream films and television. Her popularity with horror film buffs had her in demand for guest appearances at horror conventions and film festivals.
In 2000, Pitt made her return to the big screen in The Asylum. In 2003, Pitt voiced the role of Lady Violator in Renga Media’s production Dominator.
After a period of illness, Pitt returned to the screen in 2006 for the Hammer Films-Mario Bava tribute, Sea of Dust.
Pitt died in a south London hospital in 2010, a few days after collapsing, and two days after her 73rd birthday, from congestive heart failure.
These beautiful color pics that captured portrait of young Ingrid Pitt in the 1960s and 1970s.