Camille Keaton

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Camille Keaton
Camille Keaton Luft.jpg
Keaton in Tragic Ceremony, 1972.
Born(1947-07-20) July 20, 1947 (age 67)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA
Other namesVickie Kehl, Vickie Lahl
OccupationActress
Years active1972-present
Spouse(s)Meir Zarchi (1979–1982)
Sidney Luft (1993–2005)
AwardsMedalla Sitges en Plata de Ley (1978)
 
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Camille Keaton
Camille Keaton Luft.jpg
Keaton in Tragic Ceremony, 1972.
Born(1947-07-20) July 20, 1947 (age 67)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA
Other namesVickie Kehl, Vickie Lahl
OccupationActress
Years active1972-present
Spouse(s)Meir Zarchi (1979–1982)
Sidney Luft (1993–2005)
AwardsMedalla Sitges en Plata de Ley (1978)

Camille Keaton (born July 20, 1947)[1] is an American actress, best known for her role in the controversial 1978 film I Spit on Your Grave.

Early years[edit]

Keaton was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and is distantly related to the celebrated silent film comedian Buster Keaton.[2] She attended Eudora Middle School, Eudora, Arkansas, until 1960 when her family moved to Atlanta, Georgia.[3] In 1969, she was involved in a major car accident that left her with facial scarring.[4]

Career[edit]

Keaton once worked as a hostess for Amtrak.[5] Her debut role was in 1972 playing the role of Solange in Massimo Dallamano's movie of the giallo genre entitled What Have You Done to Solange? Though a small role, her delicate and fragile physique got immediate attention.[6] Robert Marcucci says of her role as Solange, "She truly steals every scene she's in, simply drifting in and out of each of her scenes, her face and mannerisms mysterious and alluring."[7]

In November 1972, Keaton was a centerfold in the Italian men's entertainment magazine Playmen. In September 1974, she was on the cover of Playmen. She won the Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley Best Actress award for her performance in I Spit on Your Grave at the 1978 Catalonian International Film Festival in Spain.

Personal life[edit]

Keaton was married to Meir Zarchi, the director of I Spit on Your Grave, and was the last wife of film producer Sidney Luft. Zarchi and Keaton divorced in 1982, and she and Sidney Luft were married March 20, 1993 until Luft's death on September 15, 2005. She is the former stepmother of Lorna Luft and Joey Luft.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleOther notes
1972Cosa avete fatto a Solange?Solange BeauregardIn Italian/English; aka What Have You Done to Solange? (USA)
Decameron No. 2 – Le altre novelle di BoccaccioAlibechIn Italian; aka Decameron II (UK)
Estratto dagli archivi segreti della polizia di una capitale europeaJaneIn Italian; aka Tragic Ceremony (USA)
1973Il gatto di Brooklyn aspirante detective IIGuendalina Bacherozza de PorcarisIn Italian
Il sesso della stregaAnnIn Italian; aka The Evil Eye (USA)
1974Madeleine, anatomia di un incuboMadeleineIn Italian; Madeleine, Study of a Nightmare (USA: informal English title)
1978Day of the WomanJennifer HillsIn English; aka I Spit on Your Grave
1982Raw ForceGirl in toiletIn English; aka Kung Fu Cannibals (USA)
The Concrete JungleRita NewmanIn English
1989No JusticePreacher's wifeIn English
1993Savage VengeanceJennifer HillsIn English; (as Vickie Kehl) aka I Spit on Your Grave 2: Savage Vengeance (USA)
1999Holy HollywoodBettyIn English
2010ChopMrs. ReedIn English
2010Sella TurcicaKarmen RobackIn English
2010The Butterfly RoomOlgaIn English
2012The Lords of SalemDoris Von FuxIn English

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camille Keaton – Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile
  2. ^ She Spat On Our Grave: A Conversation with Camille Keaton Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict, Interview August 2010.
  3. ^ Classmates: Camille Luft
  4. ^ Camille Keaton, Camille's European Adventures, DVD Interview Featurette, Dark Sky Films, 2007.
  5. ^ Interview With Savage Vengeance's Donald Farmer – Retro Slashers
  6. ^ R. Ian Jane, Camille Keaton, contained in the 2002 DVD release of What Have You Done to Solange?
  7. ^ Robert Marcucci, In Search of Solange, contained in the 2002 DVD release of What Have You Done to Solange?

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