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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 25 August 1942Woking, Surrey, England, UK
Date of Death 16 November 1980Wimbledon, London, England, UK  (suicide by overdose)
Nickname The Countess of Cleavage
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Imogen Hassall is sometimes referred to as "The Countess of Cleavage" as she was better known for her glamorous celebrity than her acting talent. Imogen was born on August 25 1942, in Woking, Surrey, England and rose to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an international B-movie starlet. To her frustration, her fame was brief and she never became a star in her own right. She died at age 38, in London on November 16 1980, after taking an overdose of sleeping pills.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Andrew Knox (January 1979 - 1979) (divorced)
Kenneth Ives (196? - 197?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Long lustrous black hair and a very large bust

Trivia (6)

Her role in Carry on Loving (1970) led to her being depicted as a character in a play about the true life romantic escapades of the best known Carry On-ers (Sidney James and Barbara Windsor), entitled "Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick," written by Terry Johnson. The play was produced in 1998 by The Royal National Theatre Company, on the West End at The Royal National Theatre, London, England, UK. Two years later, Terry Johnson adapted his play for a television movie, produced as Cor, Blimey! (2000).
Ex-daughter-in-law of Alexander Knox and Doris Nolan.
Shortly before her death, she described her second marriage to Andrew Knox as "a total farce," while other times she expressed despair over the breakup and divorce.
Hassall was found by Suzanna Leigh in her Wimbledon cottage after she arrived to embark with Hassall on a holiday to Mombassa, Kenya. Hassall had recently been very depressed over the failure of her second marriage and her inability to find consistent, full-time acting work in several years. Police said she was found in bed, with a telephone in one hand and an empty bottle of pills in the other. Friends said that she had been hospitalized the week before for one of several suicide attempts.
Both Hassall and her second husband, Andrew Knox died by presumed suicide.
Her second husband, Andrew Knox was at least three years younger than she was. Alexander Knox and Doris Nolan, parents of Andrew, were not married until December 30, 1944, and although Andrew's birth date is not known specifically, it would have been at least nine months after their marriage, and probably more.

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