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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 (? - ?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Long lustrous black hair and a very large bust

Trivia (4)

In 1998, she was depicted as a character in The National Theatre's play about the Carry On-ers "Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick" by Terry Johnson (playing at The Lyttelton Theatre, London, England).
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".
Hassall was found by Suzanna Leigh in her Wimbledon cottage after she arrived to take Hassall on a holiday to Mombassa. Hassall had recently been very depressed over the failure of her second marriage and her inability to find acting work. 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.

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