Yvonne (sometimes Ivonne) Romain (or Romaine) was born Yvonne Warren in London in 1938. Her parents were of Maltese and British descent, and she took the stage name Romain after the family name of her grandmother and great-grandmother. She was educated in St Mary’s Abbey. Her mother sent her to the Italia Conti acting school at an early age and from the age of 12 on she appeared in children’s television shows and repertory theatre. Her screen career began in 1956. Her exotic, dark looks and voluptuous figure saw her often cast in supporting roles as Italian or Spanish maidens in war films and comedies, but she is best remembered for her roles in horror films. She starred in such British horror productions as Corridors of Blood (1958, Robert Day) and Circus of Horrors (1960, Sidney Hayers) with Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee and Donald Pleasence. She also appeared in the shlock classic Devil Doll (1964, Lindsay Shonteff), about a malevolent ventriloquist`s dummy.