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Leigh in 1977
26 July 1945
|Partner(s)||Tim Hue-Williams (1972-1982) 1 daughter|
|Children||Natalia (b. 1982)|
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.
Early life and education
Born Suzanna Smyth on 26 July 1945 to a manufacturer of car engines, Leigh grew up in Berkshire, England, 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 the cult British horror films The Deadly Bees (1966) and The Fiend (1972).
- 1956: The Silken Affair (uncredited) – Minor Role
- 1958: Tom Thumb (uncredited) – Extra in 'Dancing Shoes' sequence
- 1960: Oscar Wilde (uncredited) – Extra
- 1961: Bomb in the High Street – Jackie
- 1965: The Pleasure Girls – Dee
- 1965: Boeing Boeing – Vicky Hawkins/British United
- 1966: Paradise, Hawaiian Style – Judy Hudson (Friday)
- 1966: The Deadly Bees – Vicki Robbins
- 1967: Deadlier Than the Male – Grace
- 1968: The Lost Continent – Unity Webster
- 1968: Subterfuge – Donetta
- 1971: Lust for a Vampire – Janet Playfair
- 1972: The Fiend – Paddy Lynch
- 1974: Son of Dracula – Amber
- 1963: It Happened Like This – Amanda Morris (1 episode, 1963)
- 1964: The Saint (TV series) – Lilla McAndrew (1 episode, 1964)
- 1966: The Wednesday Play – Elaine (1 episode, 1966)
- 1966: Trois étoiles en Touraine (TV)
- 1969: Journey to the Unknown – Vickie (1 episode, 1969)
- 1970: ITV Playhouse (1 episode, 1970)
- 1971: The Persuaders! – Emily (1 episode, 1971)
- 1973: Docteur Caraïbes (TV series) – Laura
- 1978: The Chiffy Kids – Miss Armitage (1 episode, 1978)
- Her 2000 autobiography is entitled Paradise, Suzanna Style.
- 2014: "Thank you, Lord" in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel
- "Suzanna Leigh - Biography - Movies & TV". NYTimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
- Paradise, Suzanna Style
- The Official Facebook Page of Suzanna Leigh
- Suzanna Leigh at the Internet Movie Database
- Suzanna Leigh Interview with Joe Krein at Elvis2001.net