Suzanna Leigh

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Suzanna Leigh
Suzanna Leigh Allan Warren.jpg
Portrait by Allan Warren
Born Suzanna Smyth
(1945-07-26) 26 July 1945 (age 68)
Belgrave, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1958–78

Suzanna Leigh (born Suzanna Smyth on 26 July 1945 in Belgrave, Leicester, Leicestershire) is a former English actress.

Born to a manufacturer of car engines Suzanna Leigh grew up in the Belgrave district of Leicester, 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 1998 autobiography is entitled Paradise, Suzanna Style.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1978: The Chiffy Kids" .... Miss Armitage (1 episode, 1978)
  • 1974: Son of Dracula .... Amber
  • 1973: Docteur Caraïbes TV series .... Laura
  • 1972: The Fiend .... Paddy Lynch
  • 1971: The Persuaders .... Emily (1 episode, 1971)
  • 1971: Lust for a Vampire .... Janet Playfair
  • 1970: "ITV Playhouse" (1 episode, 1970)
  • 1969: Journey to the Unknown .... Vickie (1 episode, 1969)
  • 1969: The Man and the Albatross
  • 1968: Subterfuge .... Donetta
  • 1968: The Lost Continent .... Unity Webster
  • 1967: The Deadly Bees .... Vicki Robbins
  • 1967: Deadlier Than the Male .... Grace
  • 1966: "The Wednesday Play" .... Elaine (1 episode, 1966)
  • 1966: Paradise, Hawaiian Style .... Judy Hudson (Friday)
  • 1966: Trois étoiles en Touraine (TV)
  • 1965: Boeing Boeing .... Vicky Hawkins/British United
  • 1965: The Pleasure Girls (1965) .... Dee
  • 1964: "The Saint" .... Lilla McAndrew (1 episode, 1964)
  • 1963: "It Happened Like This" .... Amanda Morris (1 episode, 1963)
  • 1961: Bomb in the High Street .... Jackie
  • 1960: Oscar Wilde (uncredited) .... Extra
  • 1958: tom thumb (uncredited) .... Extra in 'Dancing Shoes' sequence
  • 1956: The Silken Affair (uncredited) .... Minor Role

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