Aussie actress Melissa George is still thawing out after suffering frostbite while filming horror film remake The Amityville Horror in a Wisconsin winter.

The former HOME + AWAY soap star recreated Margot Kidder's 1979 role in the revamp and still considers herself lucky to land the coveted part - even though it almost cost her her fingers.

George says, "I was frozen for three weeks. It was below zero, I had to climb down a ladder, and my hands were stuck - I couldn't stretch my fingers.

"I thought, 'I'm the luckiest actress to be given this role. But I just need to be warm now...' My wrists are flaring up a little bit now."

22/03/2005 22:06