Sascha Knopf was the first Vampirella model to appear on the front cover of a Harris Vampirella comic (Vampirella Strikes #1), in fact, she appeared on four different cover variants of the comic.
Vampirella Strikes #1 sold well, giving Harris the confidence to use Vampirella models for other covers, but sadly not Sascha herself. However, she did feature on Scarlet Legion photos and as a convention model.
Sascha also appeared on the P4 and P6 promotional cards for the Vampirella Gallery Trading Card set.
Moving on from modeling, Sascha appeared in MGM’s “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” as Danny DeVito’s
social-climbing mistress, and in the film “Shallow Hal” with Gwynneth Paltrow and Jack Black. She has continued acting in a string
of films to this day.
On a more personal note, Sascha has the distinction of being the first model to feature on a Vampirella poster that hung on my wall, and of all the photos of the various Vampirella models my favourite picture is the one below - because she has such a wonderful smile!
Sascha, if only you spent more time in front of the camera instead of behind it.
|MARIA DI ANGELIS
|CAROLYN RENEE SMITH