Celeste Yarnall – 26 July 1944 to 7 October 2018 – was an American actress who started her career on television before moving to the big screen.
Celeste’s TV appearances included Bewitched (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), the Star Trek episode ‘The Apple’ (1967) and Land of the Giants (1968).
She made a brief early movie appearance in the Jerry Lewis Jekyll and Hyde-themed comedy The Nutty Professor but horror aficionados will best remember her in Beast of Blood (1970) and as the distinctive Diane LeFanu in Stephanie Rothman’s hippie horror flick The Velvet Vampire (1971).
Celeste’s later genre cameo appearances were in urban vampire tale Midnight Kiss (1993) and Skinwalker: Curse of the Shaman (2005).