Elizabeth Shepherd began acting in television series in 1959. She was the original choice to play Emma Peel in the 1960s television series The Avengers. However, after filming nearly two episodes, Shepherd left the production and was replaced by Diana Rigg.
In film she appeared as both Lady Rowena and Ligeia in Roger Corman’s The Tomb of Ligeia (1965), as well as Damien: Omen II as the ill-fated reporter Joan Hart, The Kidnapping of the President, Deadly Companion and Amelia. Her TV work includes the cult series The Corridor People (1966), the 1978 miniseries The Bastard, and The Cleopatras, a BBC historical drama.
Elizabeth Shepherd has acted in numerous stage plays in both Shakespearean and contemporary dramas. As well as teaching drama at the Stella Adler school, she starred in “December Fools” in 2006 at the Abingdon Theater in New York. In 2014, she starred in a Canadian production of Driving Miss Daisy.
In 2019 she released an audiobook of Edgar Allan Poe’s Ligeia along with other Poe tales. Monsterama is very happy to welcome Elizabeth Shepherd to this year’s convention!