RIP Madeleine Collinson, Twins of Evil actress: 1952-2014

Madeleine CollinsonStardust reports that Madeleine Collinson, who played one of the title characters in the Hammer film Twins of Evil, passed away on August 14 at the age of 62.

Madeleine Collinson was born in Malta in 1952, and in 1969 she and her identical twin sister Mary moved to Britain. Finding work as models and actresses, the twins appeared together in a Playboy spread and a set of saucy films such as George Harrison Marks’ Halfway Inn and David C. Rea’s She’ll Follow You Anywhere.

With the 1971 film Twins of Evil, the identical sisters became horror stars. The film sees Madeleine play Frieda Gellhorn, a young woman who turns into a vampire, while Mary co-starred as Frieda’s virtuous twin Maria. The twins subsequently retired from acting.