Very sad to hear today that Hammer queen Ingrid Pitt has passed away. I loved her in the Hammer movies and had the great pleasure of hosting her for a book reading and signing several years ago (I still have my own signed copy). It was a good event and a delight to meet one of my movie icons. At the end of the event Ingrid leaned over and gave me a kiss on each cheek while saying (in that wonderfully sexy accent of hers) “thank you for a vonderful event, darlink”. Countess Dracula kissed me and I was over the moon.