Monday, April 23, 2012
Naked Twins of Evil: Mary and Madeleine Collinson
They were born on July 22, 1952 on the island of Malta and moved to England in 1969. Shortly thereafter they were cast as mischievous maids in Harrison Marks's humorously titled short film Halfway Inn (puns are fun!). Marks, who is a well known glamour photographer as well as filmmaker, used stills from his 8mm movies to create "romantic photo stories" for a magazine called "Impact 70," and when one of the stills from Halfway Inn was used in an advertisement in "Continental Film Review" magazine, Playboy took notice and the sisters were kind enough to disrobe once again for the benefit of men all over the world.
The sisters starred in a few films after this, most notably in the Hammer Horror Twins of Evil with Peter Cushing, but also in the booby-filled B-movie gems The Love Machine (1971), Permissive (1972), and She'll Follow You Anywhere.
After their short film career, Madeleine Collinson married an officer in the British Royal Air Force and moved back to Malta where she now lives with her three kids. Mary lives in Milan, Italy with her two daughters.