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Fenella Fielding OBE

17 November 1927 to 11 September 2018

A British actress best known for her role as Valeria the vampire in Carry on Screaming (1966), Fielding’s “do you mind if I smoke?” in the Hammer Horror parody became one of the most enduring jokes in the long-running franchise. Her other notable credits included Doctor in Distress (1963) and Drop Dead Darling (1966).

Read Fenella Fielding's Guardian obituary here.