Janina Faye

Rank press photo of Janina Faye in the CinemaScope and Eastman Colour horror film “The Day Of The Triffids” (1962).

Janina Faye (born 1949) was a popular English child actress of the late 1950s and early 1960s. She appeared in a large number of films including: Dracula (X- certificate, 1958); The Day of the Triffids (X-certificate, 1962) and Don’t Talk to Strange Men (certificate 12, 1962).  Her most controversial film was the 1959 Hammer production Never Take Sweets From a Stranger, another X-certificate film released in 1960 that dealt with the then very taboo subject of child molestation (the Greek word “paedophile” meaning “child lover” in English, was not in general use at that time as it is today).


The cinema-going public shunned the film and it flopped at the box-office. Only recently has it been released on a Hammer Region 1 DVD box set under its American title Never Take Candy From a Stranger.

Unlike many child stars, Janina made a success of her adult life and is still going strong at the age of 63.

Thanks to TheBrinkswayBoy at flickr.