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Pearl Vasudevi (1915–1987) was an early Sri Lankan actress.
Vasudevi was born Pearl Peries in Galle on March 30, 1915 to a Burgher family. She studied at the Good Sheperd Convent in Kotahena and became interested in theatre at a young age. Vasudevi made her debut as an actress in 1930 playing the role of a princess in the play Aparikshakari Nadu Theenduwa. With her fluency in English, she also secured a leading role in an adaption of Merchant of Venice.
Vasudevi joined Eddie Master's troupe shortly after acting in the role of Seetha in Ramayanaya. The dramatist's son Eddie Junior composed the music for the play. Through their work together, Pearl and Eddie Junior would fall in love and got married in 1940.
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