Yvette Rees

Yvette Rees was a Welsh actress who appeared in many TV series and several noteworthy films in the 1960s.[1][2] She trained at RADA, and graduated in 1949.[3] In the mid-1970s she moved to Australia where she continued to work on TV and film until 1979 when she appears to have retired.[4] She is perhaps best remembered for her memorable role in 1964's Witchcraft as the witch Vanessa Whitlock who returns from the grave to avenge being buried alive several hundred years previously.[5][6] Yvette is also the grandmother of Ben Smith-Petersen the stuntman.[7] Through her son Simon, who also worked in TV and cinema.

Films and TV


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