Born Mildred Elizabeth Fulvia di Rossi, Milicent Patrick is one of many Hollywood unsung artists. She is the mind that created from scratch such iconic monsters as the mutants in “This Island Earth”, all the masks in “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, the Mole People from the film of the same name, and created the Xenomorph for “It Came from Outer Space”.
But her biggest success was the design and creation of one of the most iconic cinematic monsters of all time, the Gill-Man from “The Creature From the Black Lagoon”.
🌹 “I’m lying down, I’ve been nodding out since I don’t know when The lights are on, you’re standing up screaming at a ghost again Darling, I’m home, hell I ain’t left this house of ours in days But I’m not here. I never am, so I just can’t stay”