Valerie Van Ost
Valerie Van Ost
|Died||10 September 2019 (aged 75)|
Acting career[change | change source]
At school, Van Ost became the youngest adult dancer at the London Palladium before moving into films and television at age 18. She appeared in four Carry On films - Carry On Cabby (1963), Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (1967), Carry On Doctor (also 1967) and Carry On Again Doctor (1969). Her other film roles included The Beauty Jungle (1964), Mister Ten Per Cent (1967), Casino Royale (1967), Corruption (1968), The Smashing Bird I Used to Know (1969), Incense for the Damned (1971), and the Hammer horror film The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973). She appeared as the dim-witted Penny in an episode of The Avengers entitled "Dead Man's Treasure" (1967), and a year later was considered for the part of Diana Rigg's replacement as Steed's sidekick.
Post-acting[change | change source]
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Filmography[change | change source]
|1962||On the Beat||Woman at Hairdressers||Uncredited|
|1963||Carry On Cabby||Glamcab Driver||Uncredited|
|1964||The Beauty Jungle||Beauty Contestant||Uncredited|
|1967||Carry On Don't Lose Your Head||Second Lady / Girl at Execution|
|1967||Mister Ten Per Cent||Girl at Theatre Party||Uncredited|
|1967||Casino Royale||Girl at Roulette Table||Uncredited|
|1967||Carry On Doctor||Nurse Parkin|
|1968||Corruption||Girl in the Train|
|1969||The Smashing Bird I Used to Know||Amanda|
|1969||Carry On Again Doctor||Out-Patients Sister|
|1971||Incense for the Damned||Don's wife|
|1971||The Insomniac||The Girl|
|1973||The Satanic Rites of Dracula||Jane|
References[change | change source]
- Farrell, Paul (14 September 2019). "Valerie Van Ost Dead: 'Carry On' Actress Dies at 75".
- "Valerie Van Ost". BFI.
- "The Avengers : Dead Man's Treasure (1967) - Sidney Hayers | Cast and Crew". AllMovie.
- "The Avengers Forever: Dead Man's Treasure". theavengers.tv.
- "Valerie Van Ost | Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
- Valerie Van Ost Lifeless: ‘Carry On’ Actress Dies at 75
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