Suzanna Leigh

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Suzanna Leigh
Suzanna Leigh
Born Suzanna Smyth
(1945-07-26) 26 July 1945 (age 69)
Berkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1956–78
Website
http://www.facebook.com/TheSuzannaLeigh

Suzanna Leigh (born Suzanna Smyth on 26 July 1945) is an English actress known for her film and television roles in the 1960s and 1970s.

Born Suzanna Smyth on 26 July 1945 to a manufacturer of car engines, Leigh grew up in Berkshire, England,[1] and later went to convent schools outside London. She began working in films while still a pre-teen, appearing as an extra in several British productions.

Leigh's film roles include a stewardess in the comedy Boeing Boeing (1965), with Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis, Thelma Ritter, Christiane Schmidtmer and Dany Saval, the love interest of Elvis Presley in Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966), and the frail heroine in a couple of Hammer-films: The Lost Continent (1968) and Lust for a Vampire (1971). She also starred in 1966 suspense mystery The Deadly Bees.

In 1974 she starred in her last film role as Amber in the little-seen Son of Dracula, starring Harry Nilsson in the title role and Ringo Starr as Merlin the Magician.

Her 2000 autobiography is entitled Paradise, Suzanna Style.

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  1. ^ "Suzanna Leigh - Biography - Movies & TV". NYTimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 

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