Melissa Stribling Death
Melissa passed away on March 22, 1992 at the age of 64 in Watford, United Kingdom.
When did Melissa Stribling die?March 22, 1992
How old was Melissa Stribling when died?64
Where did Melissa Stribling die? What was the location of death?Watford, United Kingdom
Melissa Stribling Birthday and Date of Death
Melissa Stribling was born on November 7, 1927 and died on March 22, 1992. Melissa was 64 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: November 7, 1927
Date of Death: March 22, 1992
Age at Death: 64
Melissa Stribling - Biography
Melissa Stribling (7 November 1926 – 22 March 1992) was a Scottish film and television actress.
In the film Dracula, her character was the victim of a vampire in what can be seen as an erotically charged performance. Dracula and Mina showing sexual pleasure in this way was a first in British cinema.
Terence Fisher remembers her asking him how to play the scene. Terence replied, saying that she should imagine that she had one whale of a sexual night and that it should be shown on her face. The author Mark Clark detailed the first encounter between Dracula and Mina in his book Smirk, sneer, and scream: great acting in horror cinema which he described as an implied erotic scene. Jonathan Rigby complimented her performance in his book English gothic: a century of horror cinema, saying that she is a terrific female lead throughout the film. Terence Fisher said that he told her that she produced a satisfied little facial expression that speaks volumes.
She was married to Basil Dearden; their son is James Dearden, also a film director. Their younger son is Torquil Dearden, a London-based editor at a company specialising in commercials and corporate videos.