biography

Born Yvonne Warren in London on February 17, 1938, beautiful actress Yvonne Romain entered films while still a teenager. Her looks and talent got her cast often in films, but at first in small roles in such British productions as the noirish Action of the Tiger (1957; with Van Johnson and Sean Connery) and Murder Reported (1958; with Paul Carpenter). However, when Romain was cast in the fun horror flick Circus of Horrors (1960; with Anton Diffring and Donald Pleasence), her film career went in the direction of the macabre. Soon, Romain became a scream queen in such horror films as The Curse of the Werewolf (1961; with Oliver Reed), Corridors of Blood (1962; with Boris Karloff), and my personal favorite Devil Doll (1964; with Bryant Haliday and William Sylvester). After several more films and numerous television appearances, Romain cooled her career in the late 1960s to care for her son, Adam, who was born in April 1964.

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The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

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Romain portrays a servant girl who is attacked by the creature in The Curse of the Werewolf

The Frightened City (1961)

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From the British crime drama The Frightened City. LEFT: With Sean Connery. RIGHT: With John Gregson and Olive McFarland

Devil Doll (1964)

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From the interesting British horror film Devil Doll. LEFT: Bryant Haliday as "The Great Vorelli" puts Yvonne Romain under his spell. RIGHT: The Great Vorelli hypnotizes Romain and coerces her to do the twist with Ray Landor

The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)

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From the Hammer adventure The Brigand of Kanahar. LEFT: With Oliver Reed and Katherine Woodville. RIGHT: With Oliver Reed

The Swinger (1966)

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As Karen Charles in the Paramount comedy The Swinger

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Romain's final film appearance came in The Last of Sheila (1973; with Richard Benjamin and Dyan Cannon), in which she plays the title character; however, Romain is in the film only briefly as the victim of a brutal murder in the film's opening scene. After this last film, Yvonne Romain retired from acting. Since 1958 she's been married to famed music composer Leslie Bricusse, whom she has assisted in writing scores, and is now living in Los Angeles and Paris.

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filmography

FILM
The Last of Sheila (1973) with Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, James Coburn, Joan Hackett, James Mason, Ian McShane, and Raquel Welch
Double Trouble (1967) with Elvis Presley, John Williams, and Leon Askin
The Swinger (1966) with Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa, and Barbara Nichols
The Brigand of Kandahar (1965) with Oliver Reed
Devil Doll (1964) with Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, and Sandra Dorne; once aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000
Smokescreen (1964) with Peter Vaughan and John Carson
Return to Sender (1962) with Nigel Davenport, Geoffrey Keen, and William Russell
Village of Daughters (1962) with Eric Sykes and Scilla Gabel
Corridors of Blood (1962) with Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Nigel Green, and Christopher Lee
Night Creatures (1962) with Peter Cushing and Oliver Reed
The Frightened City (1961) with Herbert Lom, John Gregson, and Sean Connery
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) with Oliver Reed and Anthony Dawson
Circus of Horrors (1960) with Anton Diffring, Donald Pleasence, and John Merivale
Murder Reported (1958) with Paul Carpenter, Georgia Brown, and Joe Robinson
The Silent Enemy (1958) with Laurence Harvey, Dawn Addams, and Gianna Maria Canale
Action of the Tiger (1957) with Van Johnson, Herbert Lom, Anthony Dawson, and Sean Connery
Pickup Alley (1957) with Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard, and Dorothy Alison
The Baby and the Battleship (1956) with John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Lionel Jeffries, and Lisa Gastoni

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
T.H.E. Cat, episode To Bell T.H.E. Cat, originally aired November 25, 1966
T.H.E. Cat, episode Marked for Death, originally aired November 4, 1966
The Third Man, episode A Little Knowledge, originally aired August 15, 1964
Miss Adventure, episode Strangers in Paradise: Part 1, originally aired July 5, 1964
The Saint, episode The King of the Beggars, originally aired November 14, 1963
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, episode Return to Sender, originally aired March 12, 1963
Top Secret, episode The Eagle of San Gualo, originally aired June 20, 1962
Danger Man, episode Sabotage, originally aired March 26, 1961
International Detective, episode The Orlando Case, originally aired January 21, 1961
Armchair Theatre, episode On the Spot, originally aired May 29, 1960
International Detective, episode The Marino Case, originally aired April 10, 1960
Armchair Theatre, episode The Innocent, originally aired May 8, 1960
Dial 999, episode Robbery with Violence, originally aired 1959
The Third Man, episode Three Dancing Turtles, originally aired September 9, 1959
Armchair Theatre, episode Death of Satan, originally aired May 25, 1958
Armchair Theatre, episode Miss Olive, originally aired April 6, 1958
Armchair Theatre, episode A Gust of Wind, originally aired February 23, 1958
O.S.S., episode Operation Orange Blossom, originally aired October 24, 1957
The Buccaneers, episode The Surgeon of San Rojo, originally aired November 21, 1956
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot, episode Sir Bliant, originally aired October 20, 1956

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