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Virginia Maskell (1936–1968)

This ill-fated British actress was born in the Shepherd's Bush area of London, England, on February 27, 1936. After the outbreak of World War II, young Virginia and her family were evacuated to South Africa. She eventually returned to London and entered a convent school where the pretty, grey-eyed brunette developed an interest in acting. She ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Only Two Can Play
Only Two Can Play Jean Lewis
Young and Willing
Young and Willing Virginia Chown
Interlude Antonia
Doctor in Love
Doctor in Love Dr. Nicola Barrington


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 1968 Interlude
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
The Woman
- Arrival (1967) ... The Woman
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Joanna Blakeley
- The Colonel's Daughter (1964) ... Joanna Blakeley
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Rose Lemman
- The White Rat (1964) ... Rose Lemman
 1959-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Harriet / Mme. Bonnet / Letty / ...
- Soldier in the Snow (1961) ... Mme. Bonnet
- All on a Summer's Day (1961) ... Letty
- Mr. Arcularis (1959) ... Nurse Snell
 1962 Zero One (TV Series)
- The Bovard Affair (1962) ... Francie
 1962 Young and Willing
Virginia Chown
 1962 Only Two Can Play
Jean Lewis
 1961 You Can't Win (TV Series)
Elsa Lander
- The One That Got Away (1961) ... Elsa Lander
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
May Davis
- Sunday's Child (1961) ... May Davis
 1960 The Risk
Dr. Lucy Byrne
 1959 Jet Storm
Pam Leyton
 1957-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mary Perry / Helen
- The Picnic at Sakkara (1959) ... Mary Perry
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Our Virgin Island
 1958 The Man Upstairs
Helen Grey
 1958 Happy Is the Bride
 1958 Carve Her Name with Pride
Wren (uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
- My Brother's Keeper (1957) ... 'Eve'
 1957 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Rebecca Bradbury
- The Decoy (1957) ... Rebecca Bradbury
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5' 3" (1.6 m)

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I love acting, but I also want to be alive. Publicity is like a prison. If you're not careful, you begin to live according to everyone's idea of how you ought to live. Ambition? To be a big, big star...on the stage."


Making her final movie Interlude (1968) in the summer of 1967, the movie was released the following year. She went on to posthumously win the National Board of Review award. See more »

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