Marda Vanne

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Marda Vanne
Born Margaretha van Hulsteyn
(1896-09-27)27 September 1896[1]
South Africa
Died 27 April 1970(1970-04-27) (aged 73)[2]
London, England
Resting place
Gunnersbury Cemetery, London, England[3]
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) J.G. Strijdom

Marda "Scrappy" Vanne (born Margaretha van Hulsteyn) was a South African actress who found fame in London. Born 27 September 1896[2] in South Africa to Sir Willem and Lady van Hulsteyn[4]

She was briefly married to Johannes Gerhardus "Hans" Strijdom, but divorced within a year.[5] Strijdom later went on to become Prime Minister of South Africa from 1954 until 1958.[2]

Marda Vanne moved to London in 1918 to build on her acting career. She applied for, and gained, British Citizenship in 1965.[6]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marda Vanne". IMDB.com. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  2. ^ a b c Martial Rose (2003). Forever Juliet: the life and letters of Gwen Ffrangçon-Davies, 1891-1992 (First print, May 2003 ed.). Larks Press. p. 48. 
  3. ^ "Marda Vanne (1896 - 1970)". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Shakespeare in South Africa: The earlier twentieth century". Internet Shakespeare Editions. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  5. ^ "A lady who worried about Donald's shirts". Independent Online. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2010-03-29. [dead link]
  6. ^ Martial Rose (2003). Forever Juliet: the life and letters of Gwen Ffrangçon-Davies, 1891-1992 (First print, May 2003 ed.). Larks Press. p. 57. 

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