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Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester

Highest Rated: 100% David Copperfield (1935)

Lowest Rated: 33% Pajama Party (1964)

Birthday: Oct 28, 1902

Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England, UK

Gifted character actress, often in eccentric yet wistful parts, in the US from 1934. Perhaps best remembered for her dual roles in "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), as both the monster's mate and his "creator," author Mary Shelley, Lanchester also brought her slightly dizzy, perennially scene-stealing charm to films as diverse as "Rembrandt" (1937), "Mystery Street" (1950), "Bell, Book and Candle" (1958) and "Murder by Death" (1976). Lanchester was married to actor Charles Laughton from 1929 until his death in 1962; besides working memorably together with him in "Rembrandt" she also played the nurse who endlessly fidgets over his misbehaving barrister (both of them received Oscar nominations) in Billy Wilder's delightful "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957).

Highest rated movies

100% Witness for the Prosecution
100% The Big Clock
100% The Ghost Goes West
100% David Copperfield
98% Bride of Frankenstein 97% Mary Poppins
95% The Private Life of Henry VIII
94% That Darn Cat!

Photos

THE BEACHCOMBER, (aka VESSEL OF WRATH), Elsa Lanchester, 1938 THE BEACHCOMBER, (aka VESSEL OF WRATH), Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, 1938 THE BIG CLOCK, Elsa Lanchester, 1948 LASSIE COME HOME, Elsa Lanchester, Donald Crisp, Roddy McDowall, Lassie, 1943 BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Elsa Lanchester, 1935 FRENCHIE, Elsa Lanchester, 1950 THE GHOST GOES WEST, Elsa Lanchester, 1935 LADIES IN RETIREMENT, Elsa Lanchester, Isobel Elsom, 1941 LES MISERABLES, Michael Rennie, Elsa Lanchester, 1952, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright MURDER BY DEATH, Elsa Lanchester, 1976 THE PETTY GIRL, (aka GIRL OF THE YEAR), Elsa Lanchester, 1950 THE PETTY GIRL, (aka GIRL OF THE YEAR), Elsa Lanchester, 1950 THE RAZOR'S EDGE, Elsa Lanchester, 1946, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright REMBRANDT, Elsa Lanchester, 1936 WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, Elsa Lanchester, 1957 LASSIE COME HOME, Elsa Lanchester, Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, 1943 ARNOLD, Elsa Lanchester, 1973 BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE, Elsa Lanchester, 1958 BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Elsa Lanchester, 1935 BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Elsa Lanchester, 1935

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Die Laughing Sophie (Character) - 1980
68% 82% Murder by Death Miss Jessica Marbles (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 29% Terror in the Wax Museum Julia Hawthorn (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 65% Arnold Hester (Character) $23.6K 1973
52% 37% Willard Henrietta Stiles (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 44% Rascal Mrs. Satterfield (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Name Only Gertrude Caruso (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 75% Me, Natalie Miss Dennison (Character) - 1969
82% 71% Blackbeard's Ghost Emily Stowecroft (Character) - 1968
43% 36% Easy Come, Easy Go Madame Neherina (Character) - 1967
94% 72% That Darn Cat! Mrs. William MacDougall (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon Hotel Chambermaid (Character) - 1964
97% 86% Mary Poppins Katie Nann (Character) - 1964
33% 34% Pajama Party Aunt Wendy (Character) - 1964
76% 66% Bell, Book and Candle Queenie (Character) - 1958
100% 95% Witness for the Prosecution Miss Plimsoll (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger in the Night Ida Perkins (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 65% The Glass Slipper Widow Sonder (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 47% Three Ring Circus The Bearded Lady (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 25% Hell's Half Acre Lida O'Reilly (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls of Pleasure Island Thelma (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 46% Dreamboat Dr. Mathilda Coffey (Character) - 1952
43% 48% Androcles and the Lion Megaera (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 43% Les Misérables Madame Magloire (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 100% Frenchie Countess (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 68% Mystery Street Mrs. Smerrling (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buccaneer's Girl Mme. Brizar (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Petty Girl Dr. Crutcher (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 76% Come to the Stable Amelia Potts (Character) - 1949
91% 79% The Inspector General Maria (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 75% The Secret Garden Martha (Character) - 1949
100% 83% The Big Clock Louise Patterson (Character) - 1948
85% 81% The Bishop's Wife Matilda (Character) - 1947
86% 78% The Spiral Staircase Mrs. Oates (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Destiny Ella Muggins (Character) - 1944
94% 77% Lassie Come Home Mrs. Carraclough (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 60% Son of Fury Bristol Isabel (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 71% Ladies in Retirement Emily Creed (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beachcomber Martha Jones (Character) - 1938
100% 51% The Ghost Goes West Miss Shepperton (Character) - 1936
75% 75% Rembrandt Hendrickje Stoffels (Character) - 1936
56% 77% Naughty Marietta Madame d'Annard (Character) - 1935
100% 76% David Copperfield Clickett (Character) - 1935
98% 87% Bride of Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley/The Monster's Mate (Character) - 1935
95% 75% The Private Life of Henry VIII Anne of Cleves (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Strange Desire Therese (Character) - 1931

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Mrs. MacDougall (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Edna Barrington (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1972
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Mrs. Miriam Crain (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet 97% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956