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Susannah York (1939–2011)

The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on January 9, 1939 in Chelsea, London, but raised in a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Franklyn
 2007 Maude (Short)
 2006 The Stoning
Jean Fielding
 2006 The Gigolos
Tessa Harrington
 2005/I Prick (Short)
 2003 Visitors
Carolyn Perry
 2002/II Highway
 2002 The Book of Eve
 2000 Jean (Short)
 1997/I Loop
 1997 So This Is Romance?
Mike's Mum
 1993 Piccolo grande amore
Queen Christina
 1993 The Higher Mortals
Miss Thorogood
 1990 Fate
 1989 A Handful of Time
Susanne Walker
 1989 Melancholia
Catherine Lanham Franck
 1988 Diamond's Edge
Lauren Bacardi
 1988 A Summer Story
Mrs. Narracombe
 1987 Barbablù, Barbablù
 1987 Mio in the Land of Faraway
The Weaver Woman
 1987 Tomorrow's a Killer
 1982 Alicja
 1981 Late Flowering Love (Short) (segments "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm" and "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
 1981 Loophole
Dinah Booker
 1980 Superman II
 1978 Superman
 1978 Long Shot
An Actress
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Mrs. Marjorie Scarlett
 1975 That Lucky Touch
Julia Richardson
 1975 The Maids
 1972 Images
 1972 X, Y and Zee
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
 1969 Lock Up Your Daughters!
 1968 Duffy
 1968 Sebastian
Rebecca Howard
 1966 Kaleidoscope
Angel McGinnis
 1965 Scruggs
 1964 Scene Nun, Take One (Short)
The Actress
 1964 The 7th Dawn
Candace Trumpey
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Stage: Appeared (as "Marguerite Gautier") in "Camino Real" by Tennessee Williams at The Young Vic, London, England, UK, 1998. See more »

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2 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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"The Superman films were just a lot of fun. One didn't take them very seriously. The draw as far as I was concerned was Marlon Brando, and the people were all very enjoyable to work with. There's not a lot I can say about what went into the performance. I suppose it's good to be seen in a film that is going to be very popular and it's quite flattering to be chosen to play the mother of Superman! ... See more »


Was a member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1992. See more »

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