Noir: British Noir Films 2. *Actresses and Their Movies

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1. Lisa Gastoni

Actress | Grazie zia

Lisa Gastoni was born on July 28, 1935 in Alassio, Liguria, Italy as Elisabetta Gastone. She is an actress, known for Grazie zia (1968), Wake Up and Die (1966) and Queen of the Seas (1961).

2. Elizabeth Allan

Actress | The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger

British stage and film actress Elizabeth Allan was born in Skegness, Lincolnshire. She made her stage debut at the age of 17; her movie debut came about four years later with an appearance in the Hercule Poirot mystery Alibi (1931).

At the beginning of her career, Allan mainly appeared in films for ...

1910-1990, 80. 56 acting credits, 1931-1968. 46 feature films.

The Lodger (1932). '32

Saloon Bar (1940). '40

Went the Day Well? (1942). '42

No Highway (1951). '51

Front Page Story (1954). '54

The Brain Machine (1955). '55

3. Julia Arnall

Actress | Lost

Julia Arnall was a beautiful leading lady of the 1950s. She spent her childhood in Berlin, where her father was an army officer. After the war ended, she married a British Army officer, Desmond Arnall, who was posted in Berlin. In 1950, she came to Britain, with her husband and her young son. In ...

1930 - . 32 acting credits, 1953-1969. 14 feature films.

Lost (1956). '56

House of Secrets (1956). '56

Chain of Events (1958). '58

Mark of the Phoenix (1958). '58

Model for Murder (1959). '59

The Trunk (1961)

4. Ann Sears

Actress | The Bridge on the River Kwai

Ann Sears was born on June 1, 1933 in Stepney, London, England. She was an actress, known for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Flying Doctor (1959) and The Brain (1962). She was married to Michael Holden and Ian Mullins. She died on October 21, 1992 in Esher, Surrey, England.

1933-1992, 59. 27 acting credits, 1956-1972. 11 feature films.

Lady of Vengeance (1957). '57

Cat & Mouse (1958). '58

Man Detained (1961). '61

The Unstoppable Man (1961). '61

The Brain (1962). '62

5. Muriel Aked

Actress | Autumn Crocus

Muriel Aked was born on November 9, 1887 in Bingley, Yorkshire, England. She was an actress, known for Autumn Crocus (1934), A Sister to Assist 'Er (1948) and Gilbert and Sullivan (1953). She died on March 21, 1955 in Settle, Yorkshire.

6. Jean Anderson

Actress | Solomon and Sheba

Gaunt Sussex-born actress of Scottish descent whose dignified manner and plain, but expressive features qualified her for a wide range of character parts, from austere nurses and long-suffering mothers to overbearing dowagers and nosy gossips; from meddlesome chaperones to authoritarian aunts and ...

7. Avril Angers

Actress | The Family Way

Avril Angers was one of Britain's finest comedy actresses. Once dubbed Britain's answer to Lucille Ball she was a great exponent of revue, musicals, cabaret and TV and film comedy. Born in Liverpool, Angers' long and successful career in show-business began in variety. Her father was the comedian ...

1918-2005, 87. 59 acting credits, 1948-1997. 20 feature films.

Brass Monkey (1948). '48

The Six Men (1951). '51

Bond of Fear (1956). '56

Women Without Men (1956). '56

Blonde Bait (1956). '56

8. Barbara Archer

Actress | Up the Junction

Barbara Archer was born in 1925 in London, England as Barbara Janet Archer. She is an actress, known for Up the Junction (1968), Horror of Dracula (1958) and The Good Companions (1957).

9. Grace Arnold

Actress | Brandy for the Parson

Grace Arnold was born on September 19, 1894 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Brandy for the Parson (1952), Jassy (1947) and Sherlock Holmes (1964). She died on February 26, 1979 in London.

10. June Ashley

Actress | Escape Route

June Ashley was born on October 7, 1911 in Camberwell, Surrey, England as Ida Cora Kate Pritchard. She was an actress, known for I'll Get You (1952), One Jump Ahead (1955) and A Time to Kill (1955). She died in November 2017 in England.

11. Jean Aubrey

Actress | Theatre Night

Jean Aubrey was born on February 8, 1932 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. She was an actress, known for Theatre Night (1957), The Saint (1962) and As Long as They're Happy (1955). She was married to Dean Mabin Warwick. She died on July 26, 2008 in Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland.

12. Maxine Audley

Actress | Peeping Tom

Maxine Audley was born on April 29, 1923 in London, England as Maxine Hecht. She was an actress, known for Peeping Tom (1960), Prime Suspect (1991) and Out of This World (1962). She was married to Leo Maguire, Frederick Granville (né Manfred Gottlieb), Leonard Cassini and Andrew Broughton. She died...

13. Eva Bartok

Actress | The Crimson Pirate

Eva Bartok was both a beautiful lady and a talented actor whose roots were in classical theater. Her first and only film in Hungary, Mezei próféta (1947) ("Prophet of the Fields"), was banned by communist censorship. Actually her life up to that point had been marked by confusion and ...

1927, Hungary, -1998, 71. 41 acting credits, 1947-1966. 37 feature films.

Madeleine (1950). '50

Venetian Bird (1952). '52

Park Plaza 605 (1953). '53

Madeleine Tel. 13 62 11 (1958). '58. Naked in the Night. West Germany.

Douze heures d'horloge (1959). '59. Twelve Hours by the Clock. France/West Germany.

Ti aspetterò all'inferno (1960). '60. I'll see You in Hell. Italy.

6 donne per l'assassino (1964). '64. Blood and Black Lace. Italy/France/Monaco.

14. Katharine Blake

Actress | Anne of the Thousand Days

Katharine Blake was born on September 11, 1921 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Illonne Katharine Inglestone. She was an actress and writer, known for Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Assassin for Hire (1951) and Folio (1955). She was married to Charles Jarrott, David Greene and Anthony Jacobs. ...

1921, South Africa, -1991, 69. 63 acting credits, 1948-1981. 9 feature films.

The Dark Light (1951). '51

Assassin for Hire (1951). '51

Hammer the Toff (1952). '52

Hunted (1952). '52

To Have and to Hold (1963). '63

15. Gabrielle Blunt

Actress | Whisky Galore!

Gabrielle Blunt found theatre and television more productive arenas throughout a career spanning six decades.

She starred in the films Whisky Galore (1949) and Mad Little Island (1958). In the early 1990s she appeared in a documentary about the film Whisky Galore, which was later included on a DVD ...

1919-2014, 95. 77 acting credits, 1949-2001. 12 feature films.

The Clouded Yellow (1950). '50

The Rossiter Case (1951). '51

Noose for a Lady (1953). '53

36 Hours (1953). '53

16. Chili Bouchier

Actress | The Silver King

Glamorous, dark-eyed leading lady, touted as Britain's answer to Hollywood's Clara Bow, the 'It Girl'. She was also sometimes referred to as 'Britain's first female sex symbol', reflected by having her initially cast as vamps or flappers. Born Dorothy Irene Boucher, she started out as a typist and ...

17. Olwen Brookes

Actress | An Inspector Calls

Olwen Brookes was born on November 26, 1901 in Chelsea, London, England as Olwen Edna Jones. She was an actress, known for An Inspector Calls (1954), The Forsyte Saga (1967) and The Six Proud Walkers (1962). She died on September 17, 1976 in Kensington, London.

1901-1976, 74. 53 acting credits, 1944-1970. 28 feature films.

The Mark of Cain (1947). '47

An Inspector Calls (1954). '54

High Terrace (1956). '56

Women Without Men (1956). '56

Blonde Bait (1956). '56

18. Jean Cadell

Actress | Whisky Galore!

Yet another underrated performer from the Golden Age of British films was Scottish-born character actress Jean Cadell. Jean commenced her professional stage career in 1906 with "The Inspector General" at the old Scala Theatre in the London borough of Camden. Via a stint with the Glasgow Repertory, ...

1884-1967, 83. 63 acting credits, 1912-1962. 42 feature films.

Love from a Stranger (1937). '37

Madeleine (1950). '50

The Late Edwina Black (1951). '51

The Surgeon's Knife (1957). '57

Serious Charge (1959). '59

19. Pauline Chamberlain

Actress | Girls at Sea

Prolific and ubiquitous British bit player Pauline Lesley Chamberlain was born on October 2, 1932 in West Ham, Essex, England. A pretty brunette with a warm smile and a chipper disposition, Chamberlain first began appearing in films in uncredited minor roles while still in her teens in the late ...

20. Naomi Chance

Actress | The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Naomi Chance attended Central School of Drama. After a short period in repertory and on tour she obtained a small screen part and followed this with some starring roles in films opposite some American stars appearing in British films. She became well-known on British TV for her appearances as ...

21. Peggy Ann Clifford

Actress | Kind Hearts and Coronets

Peggy Ann Clifford was born on March 23, 1921 in Poole, Dorset, England as Peggy Anne Hamley Champion. She was an actress, known for Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), Chance of a Lifetime (1950) and Rheingold Theatre (1953). She died on May 26, 1986 in Kensington, London, England.

1921-1968, 65. 108 acting credits, 1944-1993. 41 feature films.

Forbidden (1949). '49

The Yellow Balloon (1953). '53

Personal Affair (1953). '53

Lost (1956). '56

The Secret Place (1957). '57

A Stranger in Town (1957). '57

22. Betty Cooper

Actress | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Betty Cooper was born on May 1, 1910 in Bath, Somerset, England as Betty Grattan Cooper. She was an actress, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), The Passionate Pilgrim (1949) and Across the Bridge (1957). She was married to Gerald Andersen. She died on February 3, 1979 in Barnes, London, ...

23. Barbara Couper

Actress | Dark Secret

Barbara Couper was born on January 6, 1903 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Dark Secret (1949), The Story of Shirley Yorke (1948) and Doctor Knock (1961). She was married to Howard Rose. She died on January 10, 1992 in Woking, Surrey, England.

24. Peggy Cummins

Actress | Gun Crazy

Peggy Cummins was born on December 18, 1925 in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales as Augusta Margaret Diane Fuller. She was an actress, known for Gun Crazy (1950), Curse of the Demon (1957) and The Late George Apley (1947). She was married to William Herbert Derek Dunnett. She died on December 29, 2017...

25. Lisa Daniely

Actress | Hindle Wakes

Lisa Daniely was born on June 4, 1929 in Reading, Berkshire, England as Mary Elizabeth A. Bodington. She was an actress, known for Holiday Week (1952), The Invisible Man (1958) and The Circle (1957). She was married to Grey Blake. She died on January 24, 2014.

26. Sonia Dresdel

Actress | The Fallen Idol

Sonia Dresdel was born on May 5, 1909 in Hornsea, Yorkshire, England as Lois Obee. She was an actress, known for The Fallen Idol (1948), This Was a Woman (1948) and Wives and Daughters (1971). She died on January 18, 1976 in Canterbury, Kent, England.

27. Valentine Dunn

Actress | Blackmailed

Valentine Dunn was born on February 12, 1905 in Hillhead, Glasgow, Scotland as Doris Valentine Dunn. She was an actress, known for Blackmailed (1951), Gone to Earth (1950) and Song of the Road (1936). She died on August 14, 1980 in Virginia Water, Surrey, England.

1904-1980, 76. 27 acting credits, 1936-1953. 21 feature films.

The Ware Case (1938). '38

Great Day (1945). '45

Torment (1950). '50

Blackmailed (1951). '51

A Killer Walks (1952). '52

28. Annie Esmond

Actress | The Good Companions

Annie Esmond was born on September 27, 1873 in Croydon, Surrey, England. She was an actress, known for The Good Companions (1933), Mr. Pim Passes by (1921) and Kipps (1921). She died on January 4, 1945 in St John's Wood, London, England.

29. Barbara Everest

Actress | Gaslight

Barbara Everest was born on June 9, 1883 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England as Barbara Mary Everest. She was an actress, known for Gaslight (1944), The Phantom Fiend (1932) and Jane Eyre (1943). She died on February 9, 1968 in Wimbledon, Surrey.

30. Muriel George

Actress | My Song for You

Muriel George was born on August 29, 1883 in London, England as Muriel Winifred George. She was an actress, known for A Song for You (1934), The Dancing Years (1950) and Vacation from Marriage (1945). She was married to Arthur Davenport (author, BBC broadcaster) and Ernest Butcher. She died on ...

31. Vanda Godsell

Actress | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Vanda Godsell was born on November 17, 1922 in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England. She was an actress, known for The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) and I Promised to Pay (1961). She died on April 2, 1990 in London, England.

32. Elspet Gray

Actress | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Elspet Gray was born on April 12, 1929 in Inverness, Inverness Shire, Scotland as Elspeth Jean MacGregor-Gray. She was an actress, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Six with Rix (1972) and Doctor Who (1963). She was married to Brian Rix. She died on February 18, 2013 in London, England.

1929-2013, 83. 50 acting credits, 1948-1998. 11 feature films.

The Blind Goddess (1948). '48

Johnny on the Spot (1954). '54

Devil's Point (1954). '54

33. Everley Gregg

Actress | Brief Encounter

Thin-lipped, dark-haired British character actress, whose gallery of strong-minded women included nosy neighbours, snivelling sycophants and acidulous spinsters. Trained at RADA, she was primarily active on the English stage, with roles in "Grand Hotel" (1931) and "The Importance of Being Earnest" ...

34. Jane Griffiths

Actress | The Million Pound Note

Jane Griffiths was born on October 16, 1929 in Peacehaven, Sussex, England as Jane Mary Saunders Griffiths. She was an actress, known for Man with a Million (1954), Softly Softly (1966) and The Durant Affair (1962). She was married to Gerhard Heinz Herman Nell. She died on June 11, 1975 in London, ...

35. May Hallatt

Actress | Black Narcissus

May Hallatt was born on May 1, 1876 in Scarborough, England as Marie Effie Hullatt. She was an actress, known for Black Narcissus (1947), Separate Tables (1958) and Me and My Girl (1939). She died on May 20, 1969 in London, England.

36. Doris Hare

Actress | On the Buses

Doris Hare was born on March 1, 1905 in Bargoed, Monmouthshire, Wales as Doris Breamer Hare. She was an actress, known for On the Buses (1969), Second Best (1994) and On the Buses (1971). She was married to John Fraser Roberts. She died on May 30, 2000 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, ...

1905-2000, 95. 70 acting credits, 1935-1994. 26 feature films.

Double Exposure (1954). '54

Tiger by the Tail (1954). '55

Strangers' Meeting (1957). '57

The League of Gentlemen (1960). '60

A Place to Go (1963). '64

37. Patricia Hayes

Actress | Willow

Patricia Hayes was born on December 22, 1909 in Wandsworth, London, England as Patricia Lawlor Hayes. She was an actress, known for Willow (1988), The NeverEnding Story (1984) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988). She was married to Valentine Rooke. She died on September 19, 1998 in London.

1909-1998, 88. 125 acting credits, 1936-2002. 41 feature films.

Went the Day Well? (1942). '42

Hotel Reserve (1944). '44

Great Day (1945). '45

The Enforcer (1951). '51

The Sicilians (1964). '63

38. Joan Haythorne

Actress | Svengali

Joan Haythorne was born on April 12, 1915 in Ealing, London, England as Joan Mary Haythornthwaite. She was an actress, known for Svengali (1954), Jassy (1947) and Secret Flight (1946). She was married to Lindsay Shankland. She died on August 27, 1987 in Surrey, England.

1915-1987, 72. 67 acting credits, 1946-1983. 19 feature films.

Highly Dangerous (1950). '50

The Weak and the Wicked (1954). '54

Svengali (1954). '54

The Shakedown (1960). '60

The Frightened City (1961). '61

So Evil, So Young (1961). '61

39. Joyce Heron

Actress | Emma

Joyce Heron was born on November 6, 1916 in Port Said, Egypt as Elizabeth Joyce Heron. She was an actress, known for Emma (1948), Young and Willing (1954) and Au Pair Girls (1972). She was married to Ralph Michael. She died on April 1, 1980 in London, England.

1916, Egypt, - 1980, 63. 67 acting credits. 1938-1977. 12 feature films.

The Shop at Sly Corner (1947). '47

She Shall Have Murder (1950). '50

The Weak and the Wicked (1954). '54

Three Cornered Fate (1955). '55

Beyond This Place (1959). '59

40. Brenda Hogan

Actress | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Brenda Hogan was born on September 6, 1928 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. She is an actress, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), Jane Eyre (1956) and The Vise (1954). She was previously married to Donald Houston.

1928 - . 24 acting credits, 1948-1961. 13 feature films.

The Fatal Night (1948). '48

The Monkey's Paw (1948). '48

Noose (1948). '48

Time Is My Enemy (1954). '54

Lost (1956). '56

41. Joyce Howard

Actress | Love on the Dole

Born in London, England on February 28, 1922, the very lovely and light-haired British actress Joyce Howard left school at age 17 and initially studied at the RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts). One of her first professional starring roles was in the play "Temporary Residence" at the Embassy ...

1922-2010, 88. 18 acting credits, 1941-1961. 13 feature films.

The Night Has Eyes (1942). '42

They Met in the Dark (1943). '43

Appointment with Crime (1946). '46

Shadow of the Past (1950). '50

42. Ursula Howells

Actress | Hard Times

Ursula Howells was educated at St Paul's Girls' School in London, where her father Herbert Howells, a doyen of English church music taught music for 26 years. Following the death of her brother Michael from polio in 1935, her father composed his great choral masterpiece "Hymnus Paradisi".

She was ...

43. Martita Hunt

Actress | Great Expectations

Popular British character actress known for her rich cluster of queens, dowagers, shrews and evildoers, Martita Hunt was born on a ranch in Argentina to British parents, but moved with her family to England at age 10 for her formal education. On stage at age 21 with the Liverpool Repertory Theatre,...

44. Veronica Hurst

Actress | Will Any Gentleman...?

Veronica Hurst was born on November 11, 1931 in Malta as Patricia Veronica Wilmshurst. She is an actress, known for Will Any Gentleman...? (1953), The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World (1965) and Don't Blame the Stork (1954). She was previously married to Ian Fordyce and William ...

45. Katie Johnson

Actress | The Ladykillers

British character actress, on stage from 1894. Her many notable theatrical appearances include "Little Lord Fauntleroy" at the Prince's Theatre in Bristol, and, as Lady McClean, in "Escape Me Never" at the Apollo in London (1933) - a part she subsequently took to Broadway two years later. Until ...

46. Kay Kendall

Actress | Les Girls

Kay Kendall was born on May 21, 1926 in Withernsea, Yorkshire, England as Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy. She was an actress, known for Les Girls (1957), The Reluctant Debutante (1958) and Simon and Laura (1955). She was married to Rex Harrison. She died on September 6, 1959 in London, England.

1926-1959, 33. 30 acting credits, 1944-1960. 27 feature films.

Night and the City (1950). '50

Wings of Danger (1952). '52

Mantrap (1953). '53

The Square Ring (1953). '53

Street of Shadows (1953). '53

47. Diana King

Actress | The Scarf

Diana King was born on August 2, 1918 in Buckinghamshire, England. She was an actress, known for The Scarf (1959), Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) and Pride and Prejudice (1967). She was married to John Harvey. She died on July 31, 1986 in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, England.

1918-1986, 67. 111 acting credits, 1939-1986. 18 feature films.

Spellbound (1941). '41

The Man in Grey (1943). '43

The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1958). '58

Offbeat (1961). '61

Fanatic (1965). '65

48. Delphi Lawrence

Actress | The Man Who Could Cheat Death

Delphi Lawrence was born on March 23, 1932 in Hertfordshire, England. She was an actress, known for The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959), The Avengers (1961) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). She died on April 11, 2002 in Northport, Long Island, New York, USA.

49. Sarah Lawson

Actress | The Odd Man

Sarah Lawson was born on August 6, 1928 in London, England. She is an actress, known for The Odd Man (1960), Jason King (1971) and Department S (1969). She was previously married to Patrick Allen.

50. Alison Leggatt

Actress | The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

Alison Leggatt was born on February 7, 1904 in Kensington, London, England as Alison Joy Leggatt. She was an actress, known for The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) and A Tale of Two Cities (1965). She died on July 15, 1990 in London.

1904-1990, 86. 53 acting credits, 1932-1977. 22 feature films.

Waterloo Road (1945). '45

Noose for a Lady (1953). '53

A Woman Possessed (1958). '58

Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960). '60

51. Jean Lodge

Actress | Brandy for the Parson

Jean Lodge was born on August 4, 1927 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Brandy for the Parson (1952), The Black Knight (1954) and Dr. Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress (1949). She was previously married to Alfred Shaughnessy.

52. Justine Lord

Actress | The Saint

Justine Lord was born on March 8, 1937 in Bromley, Kent, England as Jennifer Lily Schooling. She is an actress, known for The Saint (1962), The Fiction-Makers (1968) and Jane Eyre (1963).

1937 - . 47 acting credits, 1959-1982. 12 feature films.

Incident at Midnight (1963). '63

Maniac (1963). '63

Act of Murder (1964). '64

Ring of Spies (1964). '64

Deadlier Than the Male (1967). '67

53. Ann Lynn

Actress | Just Good Friends

Ann Lynn was born in 1933 in Fulham, London, England as Elizabeth Ann Lynn. She is an actress, known for Just Good Friends (1983), Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) and King Lear (1974). She was previously married to Anthony Newley.

54. Mary Mackenzie

Actress | The History of Mr. Polly

Mary Mackenzie (3 May 1922 - 20 September 1966) was born in Burnley, Lancashire, where she spent her early years. Although by 1954 she had performed in ten feature films and two BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) episodes, she was known as a radio star. At this time and to publicize her upcoming radio...

55. Leigh Madison

Actress | Our House

Leigh Madison was born on March 11, 1934 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England as Pamela Williams. She was an actress, known for Our House (1960), The Giant Behemoth (1959) and The Invisible Man (1958). She was married to Ernest Maxin. She died on January 8, 2009 in England.

1934-2009, 74. 21 acting credits, 1958-1979. 10 feature films.

Blind Spot (1958). '58

Serious Charge (1959). '59

Naked Fury (1959). '59

High Jump (1959). '59

56. Elspeth March

Actress | The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

Elspeth March was one of a golden generation of Central School of Speech and Drama students trained under the rigorous and inspiring Elsie Fogerty - Laurence Olivier, amongst others, always stressed Fogerty's contribution to the British stage. March also enjoyed the very best years of the British ...

1911-1999, 88. 59 acting credits, 1939-1993. 23 feature films.

Boys in Brown (1949). '49

Midnight Lace (1960). '60

Dr. Crippen (1963). '63

Psyche 59 (1964). '64

57. Edie Martin

Actress | The Man in the White Suit

Edie Martin was born on January 1, 1880 in Marylebone, London, England as Edith Emma Martin. She was an actress, known for The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Kidnapped (1960). She was married to Felix William Pitt (actor). She died on February 21, 1964 in Brixton, ...

58. Betty McDowall

Actress | The Omen

Betty McDowall was born on August 14, 1924 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Betty Magarita McDowall. She was an actress, known for The Omen (1976), Dead Lucky (1960) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1976). She died on December 31, 1993 in London, England.

1924, Australia, - 1993, 69. 70 acting credits, 1948-1978. 16 feature films.

Interpol (1957). '57

Time Lock (1957). '57

Dead Lucky (1960). '60

Jackpot (1960), '60

Echo of Diana (1963). '63

Tomorrow at Ten (1963). '65

59. Olive Milbourne

Actress | The Likely Lads

Olive Milbourne was born on June 16, 1909 in Pancras, London, England. She was an actress, known for The Likely Lads (1964), The Avengers (1961) and New Scotland Yard (1972). She was married to Cary Ellison. She died on June 23, 1994 in Guildford, Surrey, England.

1909-1994, 85. 41 acting credits, 1938-1985. 11 feature films.

The Woman with No Name (1950). '50

Contraband Spain (1955). '55

One Way Out (1955). '55

The Third Alibi (1961). '61

60. Eileen Moore

Actress | An Inspector Calls

Eileen Moore was born in 1932 in London, England. She is an actress, known for An Inspector Calls (1954), Les Misérables (1967) and Danger Man (1960). She was previously married to George Cole.

61. Nanette Newman

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Nanette Newman was born on May 29, 1934 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. She is an actress and writer, known for The Stepford Wives (1975), Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971) and International Velvet (1978). She was previously married to Bryan Forbes.

62. Marie Ney

Actress | Simba

Marie Ney was born on July 18, 1895 in Chelsea, London, England as Marie Agnes Fix. She was an actress, known for Simba (1955), Escape! (1930) and Armchair Theatre (1956). She was married to Thomas Menzies. She died on April 11, 1981 in London.

63. Dandy Nichols

Actress | The Fallen Idol

Dandy Nichols was born on May 21, 1907 in Fulham, London, England as Daisy Sander. She was an actress, known for The Fallen Idol (1948), The Alf Garnett Saga (1972) and The Deep Blue Sea (1955). She was married to Stephen Baguley Waters. She died on February 6, 1986 in Whitechapel, London.

64. Muriel Pavlow

Actress | Murder She Said

Lovely, delicate-looking actress Muriel Pavlow belongs firmly to the British cinema of the 1950s and often provided a nice counterbalance to the hectic goings-on in many comedies. Born in 1921 in Leigh, Kent, England, she was a dominant stage actress despite her petite frame and made her theatrical...

1921 - . 58 acting credits, 1934-2009. 19 feature films.

Night Boat to Dublin (1946). '46

The Shop at Sly Corner (1947). '47

Tiger in the Smoke (1956). '56

Eyewitness (1956). '56

Whirlpool (1959). '59

65. Ambrosine Phillpotts

Actress | Room at the Top

Ambrosine Phillpotts was born on September 13, 1912 in St George Hanover Square, London, England as Ambrosine Marie Phillpotts. She was an actress, known for Room at the Top (1959), Expresso Bongo (1959) and Armchair Theatre (1956). She died on October 12, 1980 in Bracknell, Berkshire, England.

1912-1980, 68. 63 acting credits, 1946-1980. 29 feature films.

Mr. Denning Drives North (1951). '51

The Franchise Affair (1951). '51

Stolen Face (1952). '52

66. Irene Prador

Actress | Danger Man

Irene Prador was born on July 16, 1911 in Vienna, Austria as Irene Peiser. She was an actress, known for Danger Man (1960), Lady Killers (1980) and Dear John (1986). She died on July 8, 1996 in Berlin, Germany.

67. Sheila Raynor

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Sheila Raynor was born on March 15, 1908 in London, England. She was an actress and producer, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Omen (1976) and Man in the Wilderness (1971). She died on February 17, 1998 in Suffolk, England.

1908-1998, 89. 89 acting credits, 1946-1988. 20 feature films.

The Mark of Cain (1947). '47

Madness of the Heart (1949). '49

Wings of Danger (1952). '52

Violent Playground (1958). '58

October Moth (1960). '60

68. Moira Redmond

Actress | Melissa

Moira Redmond was born on July 14, 1928 in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England. She was an actress, known for Melissa (1974), The Winter's Tale (1967) and The Avengers (1961). She was married to Herbert Wise and Anthony Hughes. She died on March 16, 2006 in London, England.

1928-2006, 77. 84 acting credits, 1957-1997. 11 feature films.

Violent Moment (1959). '59

Pit of Darkness (1961). '61

The Share Out (1962). '62

Jigsaw (1962). '62

Nightmare (1964). '64

69. Myrtle Reed

Actress | The Shop at Sly Corner

Myrtle Reed was born in 1920 in Hackney, London, England as Myrtle Russell Reed. She was an actress, known for The Shop at Sly Corner (1948), The Crime of the Century (1956) and Wideawake (1957). She died on June 30, 2007 in Denville Hall, Northwood, London.

70. Maggie Rennie

Actress | Intent to Kill

Maggie Rennie was born on February 11, 1919 in London, England as Margaret McGrath. She was an actress, known for Intent to Kill (1958), Fox Mystery Theater (1984) and Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964). She was married to Michael Rennie. She died on August 5, 2017 in Brinsworth House, Twickenham, ...

1919 - . 35 acting credits, 1942-1988. 18 feature films.

23 Paces to Baker Street (1956). '56. USA. Filmed in London.

Intent to Kill (1958). '58. UK. Filmed in Canada.

Nowhere to Go (1958). '58

Urge to Kill (1960). '60

Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964). '64

71. Joan Rice

Actress | The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

Joan Rice was born on February 3, 1930 in Derby, Derbyshire, England. She was an actress, known for The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952), I Promised to Pay (1961) and His Majesty O'Keefe (1954). She was married to David Green. She died on January 1, 1997 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, ...

1930-1997, 66. 23 acting credits, 1951-1970. 17 feature films.

Blackmailed (1951). '51

The Steel Key (1953). '53

Women Without Men (1956). '56

Blonde Bait (1956). '56

The Long Knife (1958). '58

Payroll (1961). '61

72. Yvonne Romain

Actress | The Last of Sheila

Yvonne Romain was born on February 17, 1938 in London, England as Yvonne Warren. She is an actress, known for The Last of Sheila (1973), Corridors of Blood (1958) and The Swinger (1966). She has been married to Leslie Bricusse since October 18, 1958. They have one child.

1938 - . 40 acting credits, 1952-1973. 21 feature films.

House of Secrets (1956). '56

Interpol (1957). '57

Murder Reported (1957). '58

The Frightened City (1961). '61

Return to Sender (1963). '63

Smokescreen (1964). '64

73. Anne Sharp

Actress | The Saint

Anne Sharp was born in 1934 in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England. She was an actress, known for The Saint (1962), The Champions (1968) and The Crawling Eye (1958). She was married to Monty Berman. She died on June 23, 2010 in London, England.

1934-2010, 76. 22 acting credits, 1950-1973. 10 feature films.

Hour of Decision (1957). '57

Blind Spot (1958). '58

Naked Fury (1959). '59

Out of the Shadow (1961). '61

74. Anita Sharp-Bolster

Actress | My Name Is Julia Ross

Anita Sharp-Bolster was born on August 28, 1895 in Glenlohane, Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland. She was an actress, known for My Name Is Julia Ross (1945), The Lost Weekend (1945) and Dark Shadows (1966). She died on June 1, 1985 in North Miami, Florida, USA.

75. Edith Sharpe

Actress | Cash on Demand

Edith Sharpe was born on September 14, 1894 in Hackney, London, England as Edith Mary Sharpe. She was an actress, known for Cash on Demand (1961), The Outsider (1948) and Happy Is the Bride (1958). She was married to Alexander Francis Part. She died on June 6, 1984 in Harrow-on-the-Hill, London.

1893-1984, 90. 33 acting credits, 1921-1972. 19 feature films.

Once a Sinner (1950). '50

Cloudburst (1951). '51

Cash on Demand (1961). '61

76. Barbara Shelley

Actress | Quatermass and the Pit

The sexy Barbara Shelley was born Barbara Kowin on February, 13, 1932 in London, England. With her beautiful looks and stature, she worked as a model during her salad days. Her film career began in Italy in the mid-1950s in such tempting fare as Luna nova (1955) and Nero's Mistress (1956), but when...

1932 - . 104 acting credits, 1953-1992. 32 feature films.

Mantrap (1953). '53

The End of the Line (1957). '57. lead

The Solitary Child (1958). '58. lead

Deadly Record (1959). '59. lead

Murder at Site 3 (1959). '59. lead

The Shadow of the Cat (1961). '61. lead

Death Trap (1962). '62

Stranglehold (1963). '62. lead

Blind Corner (1964). '65. lead

77. Dinah Sheridan

Actress | The Railway Children

Dinah Sheridan was considered the quintessential English rose. With an alertness, elegance and quiet beauty second to none, she won the hearts of war-torn England during WWII. Born Dinah Nadyejda Mec in Hampstead in 1920, her Russian father and German mother were photographers to the Royal Family, ...

1920-2012, 92. 51 acting credits, 1937-1999. 26 feature films.

Murder in Reverse (1945). '45

The Story of Shirley Yorke (1948). '48

Dark Secret (1949). '49

No Trace (1950). '50

Blackout (1950). '50

78. Susan Stephen

Actress | His Excellency

Born 1931 in London, 50s film actress Susan Stephen made her film debut with His Excellency (1952). Her demure, slightly elfin loveliness seemed to coincide with the duteous daughters and/or faithful wives she played. Although mainly confined to "B" level films, Susan's more noticeable co-star ...

1931-2000, 68. 28 acting credits, 1951-1962. 21 feature films.

Stolen Face (1952). '52

The House Across the Lake (1954). '54

Dangerous Cargo (1954). '54

Return of a Stranger (1961). '61

79. Dorinda Stevens

Actress | The Avengers

Dorinda Stevens was born on August 16, 1932 in Southampton, Hampshire, England as Dorothy May Stevens. She was an actress, known for The Avengers (1961), The Saint (1962) and Secret Agent (1964). She was married to Michael Boultbee. She died on October 25, 2012 in Winchester, Hampshire.

80. Nora Swinburne

Actress | Quo Vadis

Known for her genteel ways and stately beauty in tea service drama, British actress Nora Swinburne was born Elinore Johnson on July 24, 1902, in Bath, England. Performing on stage as both actress and dancer from the age of 10, her father, Henry Swinburne Johnson, manufactured toys for a living. She...

1902-2000, 97. 91 acting credits, 1920-1974. 57 feature films.

White Face (1932). '32

Fanny by Gaslight (1944). '44

Good-Time Girl (1948). '48

The Blind Goddess (1948). '48

My Daughter Joy (1950). '50

The Strange Awakening (1958). '58

81. Marjorie Taylor

Actress | The Crimes of Stephen Hawke

Marjorie Taylor was born on May 23, 1912 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England as Marjorie Mayall Taylor. She was an actress, known for The Crimes of Stephen Hawke (1936), The Ticket of Leave Man (1937) and The Face at the Window (1939). She died on May 11, 1974 in Chichester, Sussex, England.

1912-1974, 61. 15 acting credits, 1936-1940. 15 feature films.

The Crimes of Stephen Hawke (1936). '36

The Ticket of Leave Man (1937). '37

The Face at the Window (1939). '39

Three Silent Men (1940). '40

82. Madoline Thomas

Actress | No Trace

Madoline Thomas was born on January 2, 1890 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales as Madoline Mary Price. She was an actress, known for No Trace (1950), Pride and Prejudice (1958) and How Green Was My Valley (1960). She was married to John W. H. Thomas. She died on December 30, 1989 in ...

83. Merle Tottenham

Actress | The Invisible Man

Merle Tottenham was born on January 22, 1901 in Quetta, India. She was an actress, known for The Invisible Man (1933), Night Must Fall (1937) and Headline (1943). She died on July 18, 1958 in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England.

84. Iris Vandeleur

Actress | Sherlock Holmes

Iris Vandeleur was born on December 14, 1884 in Stirling, Scotland as Cecilia Ida Laidlaw. She was an actress, known for Sherlock Holmes (1951), Gert and Daisy Clean Up (1942) and Gert and Daisy's Weekend (1942). She died on June 27, 1969 in Chelsea, London, England.

85. Mavis Villiers

Actress | Suddenly, Last Summer

Mavis Villiers was born on January 18, 1911 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Mavis Clare Cooney. She was an actress, known for Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), Anne of Green Gables (1952) and Saloon Bar (1940). She was married to Captain Donald E. Miller. She died in March 1976 in London, ...

1911-1976, 65. 71 acting credits, 1921-1975. 32 feature films.

Saloon Bar (1940). '40

Went the Day Well? (1942). '42

Corridor of Mirrors (1948). '48

Pool of London (1951). '51

Time Is My Enemy (1954). '54

Victim (1961). '61

The Boys (1962). '62

86. Zena Walker

Actress | The Dresser

British actress Zena Walker would become better known for her output of theatre work than film. Born on March 7, 1934, in Birmingham, she was the daughter of George Walker, a grocer, and wife Elizabeth Louise (Hammond). A sensuous, graceful, dusky-voiced presence, she was educated at St. Martin's ...

87. Mona Washbourne

Actress | My Fair Lady

Beloved round and roly-poly British character player Mona Washbourne was a natural symbol for the working-class as much of her early career was in playing midwives, barmaids, nannies, landladies and factory workers. Born November 27, 1903, in Birmingham, England, the daughter of Arthur Edmund ...

88. Gillian Watt

Actress | Forbidden

Gillian Watt is an actress, known for Forbidden (1949), So Evil, So Young (1961) and Jungle Street Girls (1960).

11 acting credits, 1949-1965. 7 feature films.

Forbidden (1949). '49

Jungle Street (1960). '60

So Evil, So Young (1961).

The Marked One (1963). '63

89. Rita Webb

Actress | Up Pompeii

Rita Webb was born on February 25, 1904 in Willesden, London, England as Olive Webb. She was an actress, known for Up Pompeii (1971), The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1959) and The Wednesday Play (1964). She was married to Lionel Stanley "Thommie" Thompson. She died on August 30, 1981 in ...

90. Carol White

Actress | Poor Cow

Carol White was born on April 1, 1943 in Hammersmith, London, England as Carole Joan White. She was an actress, known for Poor Cow (1967), Some Call It Loving (1973) and The Avengers (1961). She was married to Mike Arnold, Stuart Lerner and Mike King. She died on September 16, 1991 in Miami, ...

91. Valerie White

Actress | The Halfway House

Valerie White was born on December 26, 1915 in Simonstown, Cape Colony, South Africa as Valerie Mary White. She was an actress, known for The Halfway House (1944), Theatre Night (1957) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). She was married to Albert Lieven. She died on December 3, 1975 in London, ...

1915, South Africa, - 1975, 59. 43 acting credits, 1943-1976. 10 feature films.

The Halfway House (1944). '44

The Wicked Lady (1945). '45

The Blue Parrot (1953). '53

Women Without Men (1956). '56

Blonde Bait (1956). '56

92. Doris Yorke

Actress | Crow Hollow

Doris Yorke was born on April 18, 1897 in Islington, London, England as Doris Annie Irene Starbuck. She was an actress, known for Crow Hollow (1952), The Franchise Affair (1951) and The Little Beggars (1958). She was married to William J. Heneghan. She died in 1976 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England.

93. Joan Young

Actress | Suddenly, Last Summer

Joan Young was born on February 1, 1900 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England as Joan Cecilia Frances Wragge. She was an actress and producer, known for Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), The Fallen Idol (1948) and Doctor Who (1963). She died on October 9, 1984 in Hammersmith, London, England.

1900-1984, 84. 92 acting credits, 1937-1980. 31 feature films.

The Fallen Idol (1948). '48

Good-Time Girl (1948). '48

The Small Voice (1948). '48

Easy Money (1948). '48

The Unguarded Moment (1956). '56



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