Valerie Van Ost

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Valerie Van Ost
Born(1944-07-25)25 July 1944
Died10 September 2019(2019-09-10) (aged 75)
OccupationActress, casting

Valerie Van Ost (25 July 1944 – 10 September 2019)[1] was an English actress.[2]

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.[3][4]

Post-acting[change | change source]

Van Ost retired from performing in 1982 to form a casting company with her husband, Andrew Millington.[5][2]

Death[change | change source]

Van Ost died from liver cancer on 10 September 2019 at the age of 75.[6][7]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1962 On the Beat Woman at Hairdressers Uncredited
1962 Locker Sixty-Nine Showgirl 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]

  1. Farrell, Paul (14 September 2019). "Valerie Van Ost Dead: 'Carry On' Actress Dies at 75".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Valerie Van Ost". BFI.
  3. "The Avengers : Dead Man's Treasure (1967) - Sidney Hayers | Cast and Crew". AllMovie.
  4. "The Avengers Forever: Dead Man's Treasure".
  5. "Valerie Van Ost | Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
  7. Valerie Van Ost Lifeless: ‘Carry On’ Actress Dies at 75

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