Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester (Lewishan, Londres, Inglaterra, 28 de octubre de 1902 – Woodland Hills, Los Ángeles, Estados Unidos, 26 de diciembre de 1986), fue una actriz británica conocida por su papel en la película La novia de Frankenstein (1935), en la que era la novia del monstruo, y por ser "Katie Nanna" la niñera a quién Mary Poppins reemplaza en la película Mary Poppins (1964).
Durante los años 40 fue una de las mejores actrices secundarias de la época, destacando sus interpretaciones en algunas películas de Tyrone Power.
Estuvo casada con el actor Charles Laughton, apareciendo junto a él en obras de teatro y en films como La vida privada de Enrique VIII, Rembrandt, Bandera Amarilla, Seis destinos, El reloj asesino o Testigo de cargo, película por la cual ambos fueron nominados al Oscar.
Falleció en las navidades de 1986 a la edad de 84 años.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1902-10-28
  • Falleció: 1986-12-26
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Lewisham, London, England, UK

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elsa Sullivan Lanchester  (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986) was an English-American character 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). Laughton's success in American films resulted in the couple moving to Hollywood, where Lanchester played small film roles. Her role as the bride in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), brought her recognition, and came to be one of the roles most closely associated with her throughout her life. Lanchester played supporting roles through the 1940s and 1950s. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Come to the Stable (1949) and Witness for the Prosecution (1957), the last of twelve films in which she appeared with Laughton. Following Laughton's death in 1962, Lanchester resumed her career with appearances in such Disney films as Mary Poppins (1964), That Darn Cat! (1965) and Blackbeard's Ghost (1968). The horror film, Willard, (1971) was highly successful and one of her last roles was in Murder By Death (1976). Description above from the Wikipedia article Elsa Lanchester, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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