Actress Patty Shepard, with nearly 50 Spanish and Italian films to her credit, has died of a heart attack in her home in Madrid on January 3rd. She was 68.
Born in South Carolina, Shepard moved to Madrid at age 18 to study philosophy and never left. She starred in a number of Paul Naschy films, including La Noche de Walpurgis (aka The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman) and Los Monstruos del Terror (aka Assignment Terror). Other horror titles to her credit includes Hannah, Queen of the Vampires; Rest in Pieces; Edge of the Axe; Slugs; El Monte de las Brujas; and My Dear Killer.