5. Barbara Steele

Movies: Pit And The Pendulum (1961), Caged Heat (1974), I Never Promised You A Rose Garden (1977),

This brunette maven was dubbed "Britain's first lady of horror" thanks to her gift for the gruesome. The dark haired temptress once admitted that she didn't understand why cult horror fans had such a hard-on for her, but we think we can figure it out: dark, deep-set eyes, a body intended for pure evil, and a sexy British accent. Brits weren't Corman's thing, though, and he had her dialogue dubbed-out in the Pit And The Pendulum. Luckily for us, Corman let her sultry voice be heard 13 years later in Caged Heat.