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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 November 1930Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Date of Death 13 March 2016London, England, UK  (coronary artery disease)
Birth NameAdrienne Riccoboni
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Born and raised in Scotland by Italian parents, Adrienne Corri attended the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London as a teenager and then appeared on both the English and American stage. While still a teenager, she made her film debut in Naughty Arlette (1949). One of her most memorable film performances was in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971) as the victim of the bizarre gang-rape by Alex and his Droogs. In addition to film, she also frequently worked in television and continued in theater, specializing in fiery, flamboyant characters throughout her career.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lyn Hammond

Adrienne Corri's memorable performance as the teenager, Valerie in Jean Renoir's beautiful film The River is both sensitive and compelling. The River is adapted from Rumer Godden's novel of the same name about her childhood in Bengal. Valerie is the wealthy teenager who is the third of a group of girls who, falling for a visitor to their town, crippled war veteran Captain John, experiences the confusions of first love.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: James Leahy

Spouse (1)

Daniel Massey (30 September 1961 - 1967) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Her flaming bright red hair

Trivia (9)

Had had two out-of-wedlock children in the 1950s with film producer Patrick Filmer-Sankey.prior to her unsuccessful marriage to actor Daniel Massey.
Well-known expert on eighteenth-century portrait painting and the author of a book about the painter, Thomas Gainsborough.
Snapped at Stanley Kubrick, who is famous for doing a great deal of takes for every scene, while doing the rape scene with Malcolm McDowell and his "droogs" in A Clockwork Orange (1971). The scene required for her to be completely nude, and Stanley's continuous calls for another take made her boil over in the end. She resented Kubrick for years after the incident.
Ex-daughter-in-law of Raymond Massey and Adrianne Allen.
Ex-sister-in-law of Anna Massey.
Picturegoer magazine described her as having "no nice little-girl-next-door nonsense about her".
Her Italian father ran the Crown Hotel in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Children with film producer Patrick Filmer Sankey: Patrick, a museum director in Australia, and Sarah, a lighting designer in France.
She was the third actress cast as MRS alexander in 'a clockwork orange' after the previous two actresses (including bernadette milnes) quit the role due to the physical demands of playing a rape victim.

Personal Quotes (1)

On having little to do as a Christian martyr in Quo Vadis: I simply went to the studios to draw my salary and then my days were my own.

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