Peggy Evans

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Peggy Evans
Born10 January 1921
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died26 July 2015, age 94
Spouse(s)Michael Howard (1949-1956, divorce)
Peter Stevens (1990-?, his death)

Peggy Evans (10 January 1921 – 26 July 2015)[1] was an English actress.[2] She trained at the Rank Organisation's The Company of Youth (a "charm school").

Early years[edit]

One of four children, Evans was born in Sheffield but grew up in Ealing, west London. As a teenager, her winning a creative writing contest earned her a screen test with the Rank Organization.[3]


After having bit parts in The Lightning Conductor (1938) and Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940), Evans entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for training.[3] Her work in Penny and the Pownall Case (1948) was praised in Monthly Film Review: "Peggy Evans ... is a sparkling heroine, who not only looks extremely attractive but acts with naturalness and charm as well."[4]

Personal life[edit]

Evans was married twice: to actor Michael Howard from 1949 to 1956; the union produced two children but ended in divorce. She married, secondly, to Peter Stevens in 1990; the couple remained together until his death.[when?] In later years, she learned Portuguese and lived in the Algarve for part of each year.[1]


On 26 July 2015, at age 94, Evans died in England.[3] She was survived by a son and a daughter.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1934 Colonel Blood Nancy
1938 Lightning Conductor Girl on bus Uncredited
1940 Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt Girl Uncredited
1946 School for Secrets Daphne Adams
1948 Penny and the Pownall Case Penny Justin
1948 Love in Waiting Gloria 'Golly' Raine
1948 Look Before You Love Typist
1948 The Blue Lamp Diana Lewis
1951 Calling Bulldog Drummond Molly
1953 Murder at 3am Joan Lawton (final film role)


  1. ^ a b c "Peggy Evans obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 15 August 2015. p. 31.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed 17 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Lentz, Harris M. III (2016). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2015. McFarland. p. 111. ISBN 9781476625539. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. ^ Johnson, Tom; Miller, Mark A. (2004). The Christopher Lee Filmography: All Theatrical Releases, 1948-2003. McFarland. p. 14. ISBN 9780786446919. Retrieved 19 April 2017.

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