I never tire of seeing photographs of the young Barbara De Rossi. Here are two terrific examples of the beautiful actress in her prime:
Near the very beginning of her acting career, Carey Lowell starred in a fun action-adventure titled Down Twisted. The 1987 movie was directed by the legendary Albert Pyun (who had directed Carey Lowell in her first film, Dangerously Close). Two years later, Carey Lowell would become a Bond girl and achieve lasting international stardom, but here she can be seen in the early stages of her work as an actress.
Incredibly attractive, Carey Lowell does a fantastic job in Down Twisted. She has great screen presence and it's no wonder that the lovely actress would soon be utilized for even bigger projects. Still, Down Twisted is a wonderful film and not really deserving of the obscure status it has today. It is a fun and engaging film with elements of humor, brisk action, thrilling adventure and even romance...and, of course, a goodly dose of camp and cheese. Combine that with a beautiful leading lady like Carey Lowell and there's not much not to like!
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In 1949, Sally Gray was top-billed in Silent Dust, a film that would prove to be one of her final projects before retiring from the screen a couple years later. Silent Dust is a 'B' movie...but it's one of those B movies that has just as much impact as anything you're likely to see.
Based on a play called "The Paragon" by Roland and Michael Pertwee, Silent Dust concerns itself with a cowardice during wartime and the blind adulation of children. It is a wonderful film and one which could be viewed and enjoyed by anyone, not just fans of the lovely Sally Gray.
Sally Gray is quite beautiful in Silent Dust and, as you might have guessed, she gives a brilliant performance as well. She was definitely one of the most engaging and best looking actresses of the late 1930s and 1940s and this role is just further proof of that claim.
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