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RIP Maria Rohm

Toronto — Maria Rohm, an Austrian actress and producer and the widow of British producer Harry Alan Towers, died here June 18.

Born Helga Grohmann in Vienna, she started her acting career at the very young age, working at the famous Viennese Burgtheatre as a child actor from ages 4 through 13. She continued her theatrical work until the age of 18 when she auditioned for Towers, whom she would later marry. Working with Towers she became famous for appearing in a number of films directed by Jesús Franco (the director of “Castle of Fu Manchu”) in the late 1960s.

MSTies will remember her as Helga in the movie in episode K18- THE MILLION EYES OF SU-MURU.

An extensive look back at her career is here, but unless you speak Italian, you’ll have to run it through a translator.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.

2 Replies to “RIP Maria Rohm”

  1. jjk50 says:

    She was a favorite of director Jesus Franco because she was willing to do nude scenes. She wasn’t in his Castle of Fu-Manchu that MST3K did but was in two other in the Fu-Manchu series including The Blood of Fu-Manchu that had nudity. Also a Franco movie with Christopher Lee called The Bloody Judge that was almost an X rating until the censors got a hold of it. There’s a German print with an extra 15 minutes of full gore and nudity if you like that sort of thing.

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  2. Hmmm, These Are Good Hot dogs! says:

    First picture on that site, I don’t know what it is, but she looks ravishing. RIP

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