Deadly Beauty: Horror’s Scream Queens and Rising Talent: Eileen Daly
“Eileen Daly the British born actress, come The Judy Garland of horror movies and comedy TV shows in which Eileen stars. Eileen has played in both British and international feature films, receiving awards globally for her acting. Critics have praised her light on her feet acting and on screen presents. One critic saying: “she lights up the screen which her infectious smile and rich tones”.
Once seen never forgotten, Eileen has been acting on stage and screen for over 3o years and has played more vampires than any other actor. She is also known as the face of Redemption films; one of Eileen’s first film companies she started with Nigel wingrove in the 90’s.
Eileen also fronts her band The Courtesans; a Gypsy-Glam Pop band. Eileen and Ben Thirkettle (who is the producer of this duo inimitable) appeared on The X Factor in 2014 where Louis Walsh described her as “a natural born diva!”.
Eileen is also a contributing writer of her own column In ‘The Dark Side’ magazine, also donning the covers of various issues over the decades.
Eileen Daly is a girl of many talents, owner of her production company Gipsyphilia Productions where she writes, directs and produces ghost hunting shows which are spoof black comedys aimed at a TV audience. Plus she is also working on lifestyle magazine, light hearted fun entertainment also aimed for TV audiences. Along with many feature films that are not for the faint-hearted.
Eileen has a keen eye when it comes to vintage and designer clothes, setting up her own online shop where one can purchase beautiful clothes for a faction of the price. Most have been worn on the sets of various films or TV shows, worn once and then sold.
Award-winning actress, activist, and a strong animal and children charity supporter to raise awareness to end the violence against animal and children, Eileen is a above all a devoted to her partner and their dog Beauty, charity begins at home and then you are stronger to spread the love.”*
Location: London, United Kingdom
1. How did you get into the industry?
I had been an actress/model since I left school at 16 doing little parts for TV/Pop Videos and glamour shoots to earn my rent, and I was living at the time with Tim Pope who was a film director filming bands and directed the Crow 2. I was always on the sets with him making the stars tea and being put in parts as an actress, those days were really good I learned a lot about in front and back of camera… sadly our romance didn’t last and at 19 found myself on my own trying to find acting work..
2. What Scream Queen inspired you most?
I loved carry on screaming with Fenella Fielding, but my big favourite was Sheila Keith in Driller Killer, and found I wanted to be in horror movies as I loved all the 80s and early 90s horror films, so much so, I met Nigel Wingrove and set up Redemption films making and distributing Horror.
3. What are the next couple projects you are working on?
Now a days I am still in Horror. I write, direct and star in Horror Movies and I have just made 4 feature films to date, and have 4 more scripts which I have written and will direct this year and next 2016. The four I have just made are being scored at the moment..we have Vampires, Witches, mad men, and ghosts…The new scripts I am filming our about Demons, VooDoo Vampires, Werewolves and Felicity Blaze, a girl not in her right mind!
* Bio Info Courtesy of Eileen’s Website