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Selma Vaz Dias (1911–1977)

Selma Vaz Dias was born on November 23, 1911 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. She was an actress and writer, known for The Lady Vanishes (1938), One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) and The Tell-Tale Heart (1960). She died on August 30, 1977 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 65) in London, England, UK
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Known For

The Lady Vanishes
The Lady Vanishes Signora Doppo
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Burgomeister's wife
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart Mrs. Vine, housekeeper
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd Mrs. Lovett


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 1973 Cheri (TV Series)
Old Lili
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Old Lili
 1971 Trial (TV Series)
- Witness (1971) ... Bessie
 1971 Eyeless in Gaza (TV Series)
Mexican woman
- Come, Come, No Time for Lamentation Now (1971) ... Mexican woman
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
- Witness for the Persecution (1971) ... Housekeeper (as Selma Van Diaz)
 1968 The Old Campaigner (TV Series)
Louise Tehernik
- The Best Laid Plans (1968) ... Louise Tehernik
 1957-1968 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Olga Xenia / Mrs. Gregg / Roma Kovarris
- Olga and the Six Best Men (1968) ... Olga Xenia
- The Moonlighter (1962) ... Mrs. Gregg
- Notice to Quit (1957) ... Roma Kovarris
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
 1965 Buddenbrooks (TV Mini-Series)
Isa Jungmann
- Toni (1965) ... Isa Jungmann
 1962 Zero One (TV Series)
Mrs. Kadopolis
- The Marriage Broker (1962) ... Mrs. Kadopolis
 1962 De schaduw van Mart (TV Movie)
 1962 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
- Ancient Sorceries (1962) ... Madame
 1961 You Can't Win (TV Series)
- To Await Collection (1961) ... Eileen
 1961 Triton (TV Series)
Madame Victor
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Madame Victor
 1960 The Tell-Tale Heart
Mrs. Vine, housekeeper (as Selma Vaz Díaz)
 1960 Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons
Mme. Jacques Boyer
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Jukebox (1959) ... Rosa
 1958 The Vise (TV Series)
Mrs. Feast
- Background for Murder (1958) ... Mrs. Feast (as Selma Vaz Díaz)
 1958 Orders to Kill
Patronne (uncredited)
 1958 Educated Evans (TV Series)
Madame Clara
- The Deliberate Mistake (1958) ... Madame Clara
 1957 Strangers' Meeting
Magda Mayer
 1957 Cat Girl
Nurse (uncredited)
 1957 The Power and the Glory (TV Movie)
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Peasant woman
- Santa Claus in a Jeep (1957) ... Peasant woman
 1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Madame Zsa Zsa
- Fair Play (1957) ... Madame Zsa Zsa
 1956 Victoria (TV Movie)
The Duchess of Kent
 1956 Wicked as They Come (uncredited)
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
- The End of the Mission (1955) ... Marie
 1955 The Wise Cat (TV Movie)
The Lady-in-waiting
 1955 Remember Jane (TV Movie)
Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Madame Alberti
- Border Incident (1955) ... Madame Alberti
 1955 Night Plane to Amsterdam (Short)
Madame Langer
 1953 Bad Blonde
Mrs. Corelli, Vecchi's sister
 1951 A Tomb with a View (TV Movie)
Irma Fornas-Mertz
 1951 Young Wives' Tale
 1951 The Golden Door (TV Movie)
Becky Felderman
 1948 At the Villa Rose (TV Movie)
Madame Dauvray
 1947 Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lovett
 1944 Two Fathers (Short)
Relative at dinner (uncredited)
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Burgomeister's wife (as Selma Van Dias)
 1939 Prison Without Bars (TV Movie)
 1939 Fiat Justitia (TV Movie) (as Selma Van Dias)
 1938 Glorious Morning (TV Movie)
 1938 The Lady Vanishes
Signora Doppo (as Zelma Vas Dias)
 1934 Power (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)

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She acted in Jean Genet's play, "The Maids," and Jean Tardieu's play, "Three Men and a Chair," at the New Lindsey Theatre Club in London, England with Tutte Lemkow, Aubrey Woods, Hazel Penwarden, and Betty Stockfield in the cast. Peter Zadek was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Zelma Vas Dias | Selma Vaz Díaz | Selma Van Dias | Selma Van Diaz


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Spoke fluent English, French, German and Dutch

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