NEWS WITH VIEWS EDITOR WEDS FILM STAR YUTTE STENSGAARD
NWV News Writer Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
July 3, 2013
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NewsWithViews.com editor Paul Walter, born in Slovenia, and former British film star and Danish model Yutte Stensgaard were married in a private ceremony in Grants Pass, Oregon, on June 25, 2012. The ceremony was performed by Minister Roy Masters at his private residence.
A former celebrated Scandinavian model, Yutte Stensgaard (born: Jytte Stensgaard) moved from Denmark to Great Britain in 1963 to pursue a film career. Changing her name to the easier to pronounce "Yutte" Stensgaard, she made her debut in the British movie "The Girl With a Pistol" in 1968, which was filmed in Spain and starred British actor Richard Johnson (“Khartoum”).
She then went on to appear in various British movies, mainly of the comedy, spy and horror genre, most famously the lead role in Lust for a Vampire (1971), as well as several television guest roles. The most notably was opposite Tony Curtis in the series "The Persuaders."
Although Danish by birth, Yutte is considered a British actress since she worked exclusively on U.K. film and television projects. Critics believed she was a beauty the likes of which has never been seen since, and Yutte was often compared to the American icon Sharon Tate, who was considered a major loss for Hollywood when she was victimized by the murderous Charles Manson Family.
Stensgaard’s fondest memory of her film career is her being labeled a Hammer Girl, named after the British film company that created some of today's most revered horror classics with the inimitable actors Christopher Lee -- Britain's answer to Bela Lugosi -- and Peter Cushing.
As a Danish-born actress, Yutte Stensgaard is listed as number 16 on a IMDb.com list of the "Most Beautiful Non-American Actresses," ahead of beauties such as Joan Collins, Barbara Carrera, and "Bond Girl" Carole Bouquet. As a horror-film star she ranks number 20, ahead of Jane Fonda, Megan Fox, Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Connelly.
Hammer Films was a motion picture production studio that was based in the United Kingdom. Although founded in 1934, the company became profitable in the mid-1950s through the 1970s thanks to its series of Gothic horror movies.
Hammer also released science fiction, thrillers, and even comedies and television shows for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC).
During its most successful years, Hammer dominated the horror film market, enjoying worldwide distribution and considerable financial success.
Besides stars such as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Hammer also featured actors such as Oliver Reed ("Gladiator"), Oscar-winner Bette Davis, and Herbert Lom of the Pink Panther series.
But it was the Hammer Girls -- some of the world's most beautiful women -- who arguably drew millions of audience members to theaters playing Hammer productions.
Prominently Included in the list of Hammer Girls is the name Yutte Stensgaard, who was on numerous "best-of" lists. Her starring role in "Lust of the Vampire" is considered legendary and the film itself is considered a cult classic.
A Born Again Christian, she moved to the United States and became a successful National Account Director for Premiere Radio Networks, one of the largest radio networks in the US and home to the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, owns several pieces of property and is an active supporter of the Republican Party.
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Yutte is also pursuing her career as an artistic photographer and plans to hold an exhibition of her photos in the future. Follow Yutte on her Facebook page.
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