Elsa Lanchester

1902 - 1986

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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 1,847,252 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Elsa Lanchester is the 1,352nd most popular actor (down from 1,207th in 2019), the 1,503rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,423rd in 2019) and the 194th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Elsa Lanchester ranks 1,352 out of 10,030Before her are David Kelly, Gemma Jones, Ralph Richardson, Patrick Duffy, Lena Olin, and Franco Citti. After her are Suzanne Pleshette, Michel Simon, Donald O'Connor, Lina Cavalieri, Sessue Hayakawa, and Abe Vigoda.

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Among people born in 1902, Elsa Lanchester ranks 96Before her are Wifredo Lam, Nicolás Guillén, Cesare Zavattini, Lyubov Orlova, Santos Iriarte, and Ralph Richardson. After her are Albert Forster, Eric Liddell, Darryl F. Zanuck, Gustav Fröhlich, Jean Rey, and Albert Bormann. Among people deceased in 1986, Elsa Lanchester ranks 84Before her are Elio de Angelis, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Alexandre Tansman, Christopher Isherwood, André Leroi-Gourhan, and Nicholas Kaldor. After her are Henri Toivonen, Jorge Alessandri, Pierre Fournier, Arthur Grumiaux, Aleksandr Akimov, and Cheikh Anta Diop.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elsa Lanchester ranks 1,503 out of 6,924Before her are Herbert Kilpin (1870), Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373), Peter Barlow (1776), Gemma Jones (1942), Ralph Richardson (1902), and Olaf Stapledon (1886). After her are John Profumo (1915), Elias Ashmole (1617), Tony Sheridan (1940), Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944), John William Godward (1861), and Seal (1963).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Elsa Lanchester ranks 194Before her are Peg Entwistle (1908), Ciarán Hinds (1953), Geraldine McEwan (1932), Brenda Blethyn (1946), Gemma Jones (1942), and Ralph Richardson (1902). After her are Jack Hawkins (1910), Peter Lawford (1923), Jason Isaacs (1963), Hugh Fraser (1945), Michael Redgrave (1908), and Iain Glen (1961).

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