One of the great genre film stars of Indonesia passed away this last week, and I only just found out today…. This lil’ Catgirl is sad, as perhaphs her best known film here in the US, “The Queen of Black Magic”, just got a glorious restoration by Mondo Macabro and she herself had begun acting again in films….. such a sad, sad thing to happen……… Here’s the news, direct from Indonesia….
“Legendary and irreplaceable Queen of horror films, actress Suzanna, saddens the nation with her passing.
Suzanna, aka Suzzanna/ Susanna Martha Frederika van Osch (she was of mixed German/ Dutch/ Javanese/ Manado blood), born in Bogor in 1942, known as the Queen of Horror (Ratu Horor) died of diabetes related complications on 16th October 2008 at her home in Magelang.
Suzanna began acting in the 1950’s in straight roles, but is eternally remembered for her horror and mystical films, beginning in the 1970’s, like “Bernapas Dalam Lumpur” (1970), “Beranak Dalam Kubur” (1971), “Pulau Cinta” (1978), “Ratu Buaya Putih” and “Ratu Ilmu Hitam” (1981).
She retired in the early 1990’s but made a couple of comebacks, in 2003 on the television serial “Selma dan Ular Siluman”, and most recently this year in the film “Hantu Ambulance”, in which she was visibly ailing.
She is survived by husband Clift Andre Natalia aka Clift Sangra and stepson Rama Yohanes, and daughter Kiki Maria, from her previous marriage to Dicky Suprapto.” – courtesy of indonesiamatters.com blog
At least she left us all a wonderful legacy of horror and fantasy film to enjoy, and if she’s lucky, she’ll live on forever through the magic of those films……