Elsa Lanchester played “The Bride Of Frankenstein” in 1935.
During filming, Lanchester was wrapped in yards of bandage and covered in heavy makeup. The stand-on-end hairdo was accomplished by combing it over a wire mesh cage. Lanchester was in real agony with her eyes kept taped wide open for long takes - and it showed in her looks of horror. Her monster’s screaming and hissing sounds (based on the sounds of Regents Park swans in London) were taped and then run backward to spook-up the effect.
She was delightfully melodramatic and picturesque as Wollstonecraft, and her bride would become iconic.