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Madeleine Carroll (1906–1987)


The original ash-blonde "iceberg maiden", Madeleine Carroll was a knowing beauty with a confident air, the epitome of poise and "breeding". Not only did she have looks and allure in abundance, but she had intellectual heft to go with them, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham University at the age of 20. The daughter of a French ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 81) in Marbella, Spain

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Known For

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps Pamela
(1935)
Secret Agent
Secret Agent Elsa Carrington
(1936)
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Prisoner of Zenda Princess Flavia
(1937)
North West Mounted Police
(1940)

Filmography

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 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Nurse Johansen
- The Bitter Choice (1955) ... Nurse Johansen
 1947 High Fury
Magda
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
Leonora Perrycoate
 1941 Virginia
Charlotte Dunterry
 1940 North West Mounted Police
April Logan
 1940 My Son, My Son!
Livia Vaynol
 1939 Honeymoon in Bali
Gail Allen
 1939 Cafe Society
Christopher West
 1938 Blockade
Norma
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Madeleine Carroll
 1937 On the Avenue
Mimi Caraway
 1936 The Story of Papworth, the Village of Hope (Short)
The Introducer
 1936 Lloyd's of London
Lady Elizabeth
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
Hope Ames
 1934 The World Moves On
Mrs. Warburton, 1825 / Mary Warburton Girard, 1914
 1933 Sleeping Car
Anne
 1931 The Written Law
Lady Margaret Rochester
 1931 Fascination
Gwenda Farrell
 1931 Madame Guillotine
Lucille de Choisigne
 1930 Kissing Cup's Race
Lady Molly Adair
 1930 Escape!
Dora
 1930/I French Leave
Mlle. Juliette / Dorothy Glenister
 1930 Young Woodley
Laura Simmons
 1930 L'instinct
 1930 The W Plan
Rosa Hartmann
 1929 Atlantic
Monica
 1929 The American Prisoner
Grace Malherb
 1929 The Crooked Billet
Joan Easton
 1928 Pas si bête
 1928 The First Born
Lady Madeleine Boycott
 1928 What Money Can Buy
Rhoda Pearson
 1928 Guns of Loos
Diana Cheswick
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Other Works:

(late 1950s) Radio: Starred in her own radio drama series, "Dr. Gentry". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[following her sister's death in an air raid, 1940] I have a debt to pay Hitler and I'm going to pay it with every ounce of my strength..I can't be a soldier, but there are other ways I can pay Hitler back.

Trivia:

She studied at Birmingham University (UK). Her father wanted her to be a French teacher, but she defied him and became an actress. See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of British Cinema

Star Sign:

Pisces

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