Inspired by the cult 1971 Hammer Horror film “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb” starring Valerie Leon.
A tall, and beautiful actress, many of Valerie Leon’s characters knew what they wanted and were happy to help themselves, occasionally dominating and intimidating her targets of desire.
A unique and glamourous talent, no-one can look down their nose or enter a room led by their shoulder with equal comic and stylish effect like a gliding Valerie Leon in full sail.
Traversing horror, spy, and saucy comedy films across the 1960s and 70s, Valerie was able to hold her own whatever the genre.
Her many credits take in iconic British productions, including two James Bond films, six Carry On films, “The Avengers“, “Revenge of The Pink Panther”, “The Saint”, Gerry Anderson‘s “Space 1999″, the farcical “Smashing Time” featuring Carnaby Street, and the classic 1960s caper “The Italian Job” with Michael Caine.
Before Joan Collins in the Cinzano commercials with Leonard Rossiter, Valerie Leon inspired in the Hai Karate aftershave ads from 1969 onwards. A precursor to the Lynx/Axe adverts of recent years, Valerie finds herself irrestistibly drawn to unassuming men who douse themselves in the fragrance.
Her height, normally referred to as Amazonian, was put to comic use in her Carry On appearances but for the serious business of horror, her co -stars were equally tall.
Valerie’s largest film role was in “Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb” – in fact she played two parts which secured more screen time.
Whether she’s dressed as the Egyptian Queen or munching suggestively on a banana, the film is an ode to Valerie.
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the new collection of graphic pop art by Art & Hue inspired by images from the photographic archives of classic Hammer Horror films, in Art & Hue’s signature halftone Pop Art style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
“Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb” Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd, (1971). All rights reserved.