Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘British’ Category

Julie Christie

In British on February 25, 2017 at 10:51 am


Julie Christie: Hollywood actress, born 1941 in British India, on screen 1961 – 2012.

Judy Carne, Goldie Hawn, Chelsea Brown 1968

In 1939, 1945, 1947, American, British on February 24, 2017 at 2:22 am


Chelsea Brown, the first black woman in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, has flown in from Sydney, her home for 17 years. Now living in her native England, Judy Carne, 53, the show’s “sock it to me” girl, really got socked after leaving Laugh-In in 1970. Hawn leaped from Laugh-In to the big screen after just two seasons and won an Oscar for Cactus Flower. PEOPLE February 8, 1993.

Judy Carne, Goldie Hawn, Chelsea Brown

In 1939, 1945, 1947, American, British on February 24, 2017 at 2:14 am


Judy Carne (British 1939–2015); Goldie Hawn (American born 1945) – most recent screen credit 2012; Chelsea Brown (American born 1947) after getting her break on Laugh In (1968-69), appeared on TV and B-grade movies including The Thing with Two Heads (1972) before relocating to Australia in 1976 and becoming a TV personality and entertainer.

Judy Carne 1939 – 2015

In 1939, British on February 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm


Judy Carne (Joyce Audrey Botterill 1939 – 2015), a sprightly British actress and comedian who rocketed to pop culture fame as the “sock it to me” girl on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” a landmark of television zaniness, before her career was derailed by drug arrests and a near-fatal automobile accident, died on Thursday in Northampton, England. She was 76. NY Times.

Janet Munro 1937 – 1972

In 1937, British on February 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm


Janet Munro: English-born Disney actress, died at age 38 from heart failure, possibly due to alcoholism or drug abuse.

Martine Beswick ~ Bond girl

In 1941, British on February 20, 2017 at 11:38 am


Martine Beswick: born 26 September 1941, Port Antonio Jamaica to British parents; career began as a silhouetted dancer in the opening titles of “Dr No” (1962), then Zora the fighting gypsy in “From Russia with Love” (1963), played ‘Paula’ in “Thunderball” (1965); retired in 1995.

Suzanna Leigh is paradise in a bikini

In 1945, British on February 20, 2017 at 11:34 am


Suzanna Leigh: born Suzanna Smyth 26 July 1945, London England. On screen 1963 – 1978 including “The Pleasure Girls” (UK 1965), “Boeing, Boeing” (1965), Elvis Presley’s “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” (1966), spy spoof “Deadlier Than The Male” (1967), Hammer Horrors “Lust for a Vampire” (1971) and “Son of Dracula” (1974).


Shirley Anne Field enjoying an English beach

In 1938, British on February 20, 2017 at 10:59 am


Shirley Anne Field: British actress, born Shirley Broomfield in 1938, on screen since 1955.

Gabrielle Drake

In 1944, British on February 20, 2017 at 10:31 am


Gabrielle Drake: born 30 March 1944, Lahore Pakistan of English parents, lived in England from eight years of age. TV debut in Intrigue (1966), played Lt. Gay Ellis in Gerry Anderson’s UFO (1970-73), most recent credit The Doctors (UK TV 2012).

Judy Carne 1939 – 2015

In 1939, British on February 19, 2017 at 2:54 am

Carne, Judy - Actress

Judy Carne (1939 – 2015): British actress in Hollywood. “British- born Judy Carne co-stars with Peter Deuel in “Love on a rooftop,” a new Screen Gems series about a young married couple  take up residence in a postage-stamp sized apartment in San Francisco. The comedy premieres in color Tuesday, Sept. 13 1966 at 9:30 on ABC – TV.