Michael Powell said of Pamela - "She was a witch. Women adored her, men feared her, and for the same reason - she fascinated them."
Pamela suffered from severe arthritis nearly all her life. It first hit her aged 16 and although often controlled by drugs it never really left her.
She spent her last days living with Michael Powell in a secluded cottage. According to Columba Powell, they both loved it dearly but had very little money. (This was after Peeping Tom (1960) and Michael was finding it very difficult to get work).