Carol Marsh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Carol Marsh
Actress Carol Marsh.jpg
Norma Lilian Simpson

(1926-05-10)10 May 1926
Died6 March 2010(2010-03-06) (aged 83)
London, England, UK
Years active1947-1974

Carol Marsh (born Norma Lilian Simpson; 10 May 1926 – 6 March 2010) was an English film actress known for winning the part of Rose in the film Brighton Rock (1947) after thousands auditioned for the part.[2] She was twenty one when she made the film, but told Nigel Richardson that she had an emotional age of about ten, and was 'preyed upon' during the filming: ‘People were very, very cruel. Why didn’t they just leave me alone?....I’ve never seen the film and I couldn’t bear to….All I’ve seen are when I’ve been sitting at home and clips come on the TV. I was riveted by one shot of me running down the Pier and saying ‘Pinkie!’ I thought, My God what a sweet little girl. So naturally sweet.’[3]

She trained at the Rank Organisation's "charm school". Other notable film roles include appearing as Fan Scrooge, the ill-fated sister of Ebenezer Scrooge (Alistair Sim), in Scrooge (1951), Alice in a French-made version of Alice in Wonderland (1949), Susan Graham in Helter Skelter (1949), and as Lucy in the first Hammer version of Dracula (1958), alongside Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.


Year Title Role Notes
1947 Brighton Rock Rose
1949 Alice in Wonderland Alice
1949 Marry Me! Doris Pearson
1949 Helter Skelter Susan Graham
1949 The Romantic Age Patricia
1951 Scrooge Fan Scrooge
1952 Salute The Toff Fay Gretton
1952 Private Information Georgie
1958 Dracula Lucy Holmwood
1959 Man Accused Kathy Riddle


  1. ^ BFI biodata
  2. ^ Obituary London Daily Telegraph, 1 June 2010.
  3. ^ Nigel Richardson, Breakfast in Brighton, Indigo, 1998, p.116

External links[edit]