Valerie French (I) (1928–1990)

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Hazel-eyed English leading lady of the 1950s who started as an ingénue at the Windsor Repertory Theatre after having had an earlier career working for the BBC drama department. A social sophisticate and 'girl about town', she was crowned 'Miss Galaxy' and went to Hollywood in 1954 with high hopes for fame and fortune. She unsuccessfully auditioned... See full bio »

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Known For

The 27th Day Eve Wingate
Ten Little Indians Emily Brent
The Garment Jungle Lee Hackett
Jubal Mae Horgan


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 1982 One of the Boys (TV Series)
Ann Burns
- Parents' Weekend (1982) ... Ann Burns
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini Series)
Countess Rostov
- Chapter VII: John Quincy Adams, Diplomat (1976) ... Countess Rostov
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Maureen Dalton Tiller (#2) (1977)
 1968 Shalako
Elena Clarke
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Peggy Filmore (1977)
 1968 Champion House (TV Series)
Erica Martin
- Handle with Care (1968) ... Erica Martin
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Detour (1968) ... Freda
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
- Living in Harmony (1967) ... Kathy
 1967 Love Story (TV Series)
Isabel Bishop
- Cinéma Vérité (1967) ... Isabel Bishop
 1965 The Nurses (TV Series)
Helen Cox (1966)
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
- The Return (1961)
 1959-1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Secura Celine / Charity Trevington
- Ransom (1960) ... Secura Celine
- Champagne Safari (1959) ... Charity Trevington
 1958-1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Paula Crowley / Vicki
- Forced Landing (1960) ... Paula Crowley (unconfirmed)
- Three Years Dark (1958) ... Vicki
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Marie Forbes
- Odd Man Hangs (1960) ... Marie Forbes
 1958-1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
- Three Dark Years (1958) ... Vickie
 1959 The Story on Page One
Liz (uncredited)
 1959 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
Alison Drake
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
- The Girl Who Didn't Know (1959) ... Jane
 1959 Ten Little Indians (TV Movie)
Emily Brent
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Smith
- The Kind Mr. Smith (1958) ... Miss Smith
 1957 The Hard Man
Fern Martin
 1957 Trackdown (TV Series)
- Sweetwater, Texas (1957) ... Marcia
 1957 Decision at Sundown
Ruby James
 1957 The 27th Day
Eve Wingate
 1957 The Garment Jungle
Lee Hackett
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Yvette Revere
- Paris Edition (1956) ... Yvette Revere
 1956 Secret of Treasure Mountain
Audrey Lancaster
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Kitty DeSena (1965) / Angela Morgan Hillyer (1972-1973, 1974)
 1956 Jubal
Mae Horgan
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
The 'Wives' - Bridget
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Contessa Malfalda
- Four Farewells in Venice (1954) ... Contessa Malfalda (as Valerie Pertwee)
 1954 Tonight's the Night
Girl at Hunt Ball (uncredited)
 1954 Maddalena (uncredited)
 1953 Strictly Personal (TV Series)
Airport official
- By Hook or by Crook (1953) ... Airport official (as Valerie Pertwee)
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Stage: Appeared in Noël Coward's "Fallen Angels" on Broadway. See more »

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3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Valerie Pertwee


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Spent her early childhood in Spain. Educated in England at Hampton Court and Malvern Girls College. See more »

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