Carole Lesley (1935 – 1974)

Carole Lesley: British actress born Maureen Rippingale 27 May 1935, Chelmsford UK; died 28 February 1974, age 39, New Barnet UK; drug overdose.

Lesley began her entertainment career as a cabarat dancer and pin up model under the name Leslie Carole. Her film career lasted 1957 – 1962, playing mostly ‘blonde bombshell’ roles.

He career stopped at the end of her contract with Associated British Pictures, after which she lived in obscurity, married with two small children and working as a house-cleaner.

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