Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (October 28, 1902 – December 26, 1986) was a British actress with a long career in theatre, film and television and former dancer. Lanchester studied dance as a child and after the First World War began performing in theatre and cabaret, where she established her career over the following decade. She met the actor Charles Laughton in 1927, and they were married two years later. She began playing small roles in British films, including the role of Anne of Cleves with Laughton in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933). Laughton's success in American films resulted in the couple moving to Hollywood, where Lanchester played small film roles. Her role as the bride in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), brought her recognition, and came to be one of the roles most closely associated with her throughout her life. Lanchester played supporting roles through the 1940s and 1950s. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Come to the Stable (1949) and Witness for the Prosecution (1957), the last of twelve films in which she appeared with Laughton. Following Laughton's death in 1962, Lanchester resumed her career with appearances in such Disney films as Mary Poppins (1964), That Darn Cat! (1965) and Blackbeard's Ghost (1968). The horror film, Willard, (1971) was highly successful and one of her last roles was in Murder By Death (1976). Description above from the Wikipedia article Elsa Lanchester, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Lewisham, London, England, UK
    Birthday
    10/28/1902
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
7.6
Bell, Book and Candle
Bell, Book and Candle
6.5
Lassie Come Home
Lassie Come Home
6.6
Murder by Death
Murder by Death
7.2
The Spiral Staircase
The Spiral Staircase
7
Tales of Manhattan
Tales of Manhattan
6.2
The Inspector General
The Inspector General
6.4
Hell's Half Acre
Hell's Half Acre
5.4
Ladies in Retirement
Ladies in Retirement
6.4
Willard
Willard
6.1
The Private Life of Henry VIII
The Private Life of Henry VIII
6.3
Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution
8.2
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
7.2
Naughty Marietta
Naughty Marietta
4.3
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
7.2
Blackbeard's Ghost
Blackbeard's Ghost
6.7
My Dog the Thief
My Dog the Thief
6.6
Buccaneer's Girl
Buccaneer's Girl
5.4
Easy Come, Easy Go
Easy Come, Easy Go
5.8
Androcles and the Lion
Androcles and the Lion
5.8
Rembrandt
Rembrandt
6.7
Mystery Street
Mystery Street
6.7
The Bishop's Wife
The Bishop's Wife
7.1
The Big Clock
The Big Clock
7.3
Rascal
Rascal
5.8
Pajama Party
Pajama Party
5
The Razor's Edge
The Razor's Edge
6.8
Dreamboat
Dreamboat
5.9
Honeymoon Hotel
Honeymoon Hotel
4.6
Come to the Stable
Come to the Stable
6.4
The Girls of Pleasure Island
The Girls of Pleasure Island
5
Northwest Outpost
Northwest Outpost
0
The Petty Girl
The Petty Girl
4.3
The Ghost Goes West
The Ghost Goes West
6.6
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
5.4
Arnold
Arnold
5
Me, Natalie
Me, Natalie
5.4
The Glass Slipper
The Glass Slipper
6.3
Terror in the Wax Museum
Terror in the Wax Museum
5.2
Passport to Destiny
Passport to Destiny
5.2
In Name Only
In Name Only
0
David Copperfield
David Copperfield
6.6
Die Laughing
Die Laughing
5
Blue Bottles
Blue Bottles
7
Vessel of Wrath
Vessel of Wrath
6.8
Frenchie
Frenchie
5.7
Thumbs Up
Thumbs Up
6
The Constant Nymph
The Constant Nymph
0
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
0
Forever and a Day
Forever and a Day
7.2
3 Ring Circus
3 Ring Circus
5.5
Daydreams
Daydreams
0
The Tonic
The Tonic
0
Comets
Comets
0
That Darn Cat!
That Darn Cat!
6.5
Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
7.5
The Officers' Mess
0
Potiphar's Wife
Potiphar's Wife
0
The Stronger Sex
The Stronger Sex
0
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
6.5
Commercial Entertainment Product
Commercial Entertainment Product
8.5
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood
6
The Scarlet Woman: An Ecclesiastical Melodrama
The Scarlet Woman: An Ecclesiastical Melodrama
0
Turnabout: The Story of the Yale Puppeteers
Turnabout: The Story of the Yale Puppeteers
0
The Flood
The Flood
0
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman
9
Universal Horror
Universal Horror
7.2
The Love Habit
The Love Habit
0
Ashes
0
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
6.5
Terror in the Aisles
Terror in the Aisles
6.1
The American Nightmare
The American Nightmare
6.9
One of the Best
0
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
6
Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook
5.7
Monster Madness: The Golden Age of the Horror Film
Monster Madness: The Golden Age of the Horror Film
7.5
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