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Overview (3)

Born in Surbiton, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameSusan Melody George
Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Susan George was born on July 26, 1950 in Surbiton, Surrey, England as Susan Melody George. She is an actress and producer, known for Straw Dogs (1971), Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) and Mandingo (1975). She was previously married to Simon MacCorkindale.

Family (2)

Spouse Simon MacCorkindale (5 October 1984 - 14 October 2010)  (his death)
Parents George, Billie
George, Norman

Trivia (12)

In 1995 she was chosen by "Empire" magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#72).
Runs a stud farm of 20 Arab horses on Exmoor. She and late husband Simon MacCorkindale formed Georgian Arabians, now a world-recognized enterprise.
She deliberately failed her 11-plus exam at school, causing her to be sent to a secondary modern school rather than a grammar school, so she would be allowed to pursue her childhood ambition of going to drama school.
Has played three characters who suffered or engaged in some of the most controversial depictions of sexual assault ever put on film. Most famously there was the controversial double rape scene in Straw Dogs (1971), where her character Amy was raped first by a former love and then by one of his coworkers, while in Mandingo (1975) she is the one who rapes a black slave, and in The House Where Evil Dwells (1982) her character engages in an adulterous affair while possessed by a ghost.
Runs a production company, Amy International, which is named after the character she played in her most famous film, Straw Dogs (1971).
Trained at the Corona Academy, founded by Rona Knight.
Founded the charity Lasting Life in honor of her deceased husband Simon MacCorkindale.
Her first public appearance was in a television commercial when she was 5.
Her father, Norman, was a saxophonist.
Appeared in 'The Sound of Music' in London's West End.
At 16 spent 3 months at a hairdressers in Maidenhead as a shampooist between jobs.
Is very fond of telling people how much late husband Simon MacCorkindale loved her.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on her late husband's marriage to Fiona Fullerton] He'd had a brief marriage before and considered it a small part of his life because it was a mistake. He never wanted to talk about it and always considered I was his only wife.

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