Elsa Lanchester

1902 - 1986

Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986) was an English actress with a long career in theatre, film and television.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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elsa Lanchester has received more than 1,308,822 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,225th most popular actor.

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.02

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  • 4.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Elsa Lanchester ranks 1,209 out of 8,832Before her are Michelle Yeoh, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Édith Scob, David Garrick, David Bradley, and Robert Forster. After her are John Heard, Myrna Loy, Bob Fosse, Omar Sy, Marta Eggerth, and Michael Redgrave.

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Among people born in 1902, Elsa Lanchester ranks 93Before her are Nordahl Grieg, Albert Forster, Langston Hughes, Ryu Gwansun, Nicolás Guillén, and Christian de Castries. After her are Jean Bruller, Cesare Zavattini, Giuseppe Pella, Darryl F. Zanuck, Markian Popov, and Santos Iriarte. Among people deceased in 1986, Elsa Lanchester ranks 79Before her are Hermann Gmeiner, Bernard Malamud, Christa McAuliffe, Elio de Angelis, Mart Stam, and Christopher Isherwood. After her are Henri Toivonen, Megumu Tamura, Nicholas Kaldor, Ellison Onizuka, J. Allen Hynek, and Vasily Ignatenko.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elsa Lanchester ranks 1,425 out of 5,347Before her are Ronnie Biggs (1929), Patrick Head (1946), David Bradley (1942), Robert Darwin (1766), Orderic Vitalis (1075), and Adam Sedgwick (1785). After her are Henry Pelham (1694), Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773), Gerry Adams (1948), John Ball (1338), Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), and Thomas Sydenham (1624).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Elsa Lanchester ranks 180Before her are Frank Oz (1944), Ciarán Hinds (1953), Ronald Colman (1891), Samantha Fox (1966), David Garrick (1717), and David Bradley (1942). After her are Michael Redgrave (1908), Jill Ireland (1936), Andrew Lincoln (1973), James Faulkner (1948), Gorden Kaye (1941), and David Thewlis (1963).