I am forever a goth at heart, so here are some of my favourite horror heroines and other gothic beauties.
One of my ultimate role models, Carolyn Jones as Morticia. She has it all, looks, style, the perfect home and the ideal husband.
As much as I adore the “new” Addams family movies (Addams Family Values is one of my very favourite movies), the 60s versions of Morticia and Gomez are my favourites. The kids are better in the movies though, no one could be a better Wednesday than Christina Ricci.
Without her Morticia getup, still gorgeous.
I’ve never seen anyone look so goth covered in daisies.
Lota in Island of Lost Souls, played by Kathleen Burke, is one of my favourite characters of all time, and one of the most beautiful. I dressed up as her for Halloween a couple of years ago! Source: Vintagegal
The ultimate goth beauty, Vampira, in one of the best outfits ever. (I was her for Halloween as well!) Source: Vintagegal
The best sunglasses of all time.
Maila Nurmi without the Vampira look. It’s so amazing that she looked this punk in the 50s.
Can’t have a goth post without Bettie Page!
I’ve never warmed to the Munsters and don’t think they hold a candle to the Addams Family, but there’s no denying Lily Munster looks fantastic.
Elsa Lanchester as the bride of Frankenstein.
Someone called Ginger Toye totally sporting the same hairdo and looking amazing. Photo by William P. Gottlieb. Source: The Library of Congress flickr
Peggy Castle. Source: Dr. Macro
Dona Drake in a fetching torn dress. Source: Thetag1
Dorothy Lamour in a similar look.
Poolside goth look on Hazel Brooks, 1947. Source: Thetag1
The beautiful Carroll Borland in Mark of the Vampire (haven’t seen this yet).
With Bela Lugosi.
1960s horror actress Barbara Steele.
Great skeleton dress.
A look fit for an evil queen in a fashion photo by Louise Dahl Wolfe for Harper’s Bazaar, 1941. Source: Pleasurephoto.wordpress.com
Pola Negri looking fantastic at the State and Lake Theater, Nov. 23, 1933.
Zita Johann in The Mummy, with Boris Karloff. Source: Vintagegal
Gorgeous goth look. Probably from some fetish magazine like Bizarre.
The ultimate goth bikini, on Patricia Alphin. Source: Vintagegal
Movies set in Egypt are always great goth inspiration. This is one of my favourites among Elizabeth Taylor’s many amazing looks in Cleopatra.
Joan Collins in Land of the Pharaohs. Photo by David (Chim) Seymour, 1955.