Caroline Munro, the Warrior of Love

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 27, 2017 07:40pm | Post a Comment

Caroline Munro

By Kai Wada Roath
Caroline Munro in Golden Voyage of SinbadAmbassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show

Do you remember the face that Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli made when he was surprised by the Lone Ranger for his birthday on the "Hi Yo, Fonzie Away" episode of Happy Days? For I had that same expression of unbelievable awe as a young lad when I first saw Caroline Munro appear in her harem costume in the Golden Voyage of Sindbad. (If you need a refresher on being struck in such awe, just watch Lynda Carter do six minutes of Wonder Woman spin transformations.)

Caroline, who is a Capricorn, is known by most for her superb acting abilities in fantasy-action, science Caroline Munro in Dracula A.D. 1972fiction, and the Hammer horror films of the 1970s (such as Dracula A.D. 1972 and Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter, a favorite of the famed ventriloquist comedian, Hiroshi Hasagawa).

Sadly, it is said that Caroline turned down the role of Vampirella (due to..sniff..nudity) in the version that Hammer films wanted to make in the early '70s. If that movie had been made, it would have changed the ozone layer crisis and possibly had saved over 30 animals on the endangered species list.

Truly one of my favorite movies of hers is the 1978 sci-fi extravaganza Star Crash, which also stars David Hasselhoff and Christopher Plummer. This movie has it all...Amazons, evil robots, spaceship dogfights, laser sabers, an evil Count...Waiter, give me all the extra free toppings on my burger please!

If you've never seen it, just trust me -- buy yourself an Xmas present today and get it on Blu-Ray. Why stop there? Buy that vintage six-foot Vampirella door poster at the comic shop too. You deserve it.

Most folks don't know that Caroline not only likes running from underground monsters scantly clad and getting bit by vampires, but that she also loves to sing. Here she is as a teenager singing "Tar and Cement" with umm...Eric Clapton, Cream drummer Ginger Baker, and Yes guitarist Steve Howe?!?

Caroline would later sing the non-hit (but great song title) "Pump Me Up" and of course...."Warrior of Love."

Perhaps my favorite song she does is about having great balls o' comfort:

Be sure to see Caroline in At The Earth's Core (also starring Peter Cushing and Doug McClure) on the big screen with When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth in San Francisco Wednesday, June 28th at the haunted and historic Balboa Theatre! More info HERE! Support your local historic theater and watch more prehistoric women movies!

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