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Elsa Lanchester

1902 - 1986

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Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986) was a British-American 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 2,127,900 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Elsa Lanchester is the 1,626th most popular actor (down from 1,352nd in 2019), the 1,664th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,502nd in 2019) and the 237th most popular British Actor.

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  • 54.61

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.72

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Among actors, Elsa Lanchester ranks 1,626 out of 9,996Before her are Eric Campbell, James Remar, Heather Locklear, Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Machine Gun Kelly, and Wendy Hiller. After her are Victoria Principal, Alfre Woodard, Alisa Freindlich, Barbara Carrera, John Savage, and Mary Astor.

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Among people born in 1902, Elsa Lanchester ranks 106Before her are Nordahl Grieg, Alexander Mach, Darryl F. Zanuck, Jean Rey, Ryu Gwansun, and Peregrino Anselmo. After her are Albert Anastasia, Leopold Figl, Abraham Wald, Heinz Rühmann, Giuseppe Pella, and Santos Iriarte. Among people deceased in 1986, Elsa Lanchester ranks 93Before her are Jorge Alessandri, Hermann Gmeiner, Henri Toivonen, Mart Stam, Ding Ling, and Michael J. Smith. After her are Princess Anne of Orléans, Vitaly Abalakov, Helen B. Taussig, Valentin Kataev, Judith Resnik, and Scatman Crothers.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elsa Lanchester ranks 1,664 out of 7,765Before her are Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859), Wendy Hiller (1912), Christina Rossetti (1830), Christopher Robin Milne (1920), Edward Young (1683), and Mark of Cornwall (480). After her are James Bruce (1730), Ebenezer Howard (1850), Gytha of Wessex (1053), Orlando Gibbons (1583), Vince Clarke (1960), and Steven Runciman (1903).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Elsa Lanchester ranks 237Before her are Stephen Rea (1946), Ida Lupino (1918), Robert Powell (1944), Eileen Essell (1922), Eric Campbell (1880), and Wendy Hiller (1912). After her are Samantha Eggar (1939), Charles Gray (1928), Rupert Grint (1988), Miranda Richardson (1958), James Finlayson (1887), and Peter Vaughan (1923).

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