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Sandra Eileen Anne Smith
26 July 1945
|Died||11 December 2017 (aged 72)|
Winter Garden, Florida, U.S.
|Partner||Tim Hue-Williams (1972–1982)|
Suzanna Leigh (born Sandra Eileen Anne Smith; 26 July 1945 – 11 December 2017) was a British actress, known for her film and television roles in the 1960s and 1970s.
Early life and education
Born Sandra Eileen Anne Smith on 26 July 1945, Leigh grew up in Berkshire, England, and later went to convent schools outside London. She began working in films while still a child, appearing as an extra in several British productions. She changed her name to Suzanna Leigh after entering film, whilst under the tutelage of her godmother, Vivien Leigh.
Leigh's film roles include the love interest of Elvis Presley in Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966), a stewardess in the comedy Boeing Boeing (1965), and as the frail heroine in a couple of Hammer films - The Lost Continent (1968) and Lust for a Vampire (1971).
She starred in the cult British horror films The Deadly Bees (1966) and The Fiend (1972). In 1974 she starred as Amber in Son of Dracula. In 2015, she was a featured player in the film, Grace of the Father. She wrote a 2000 autobiography, Paradise, Suzanna Style, and was the mother of actress Natalia Leigh Denny.
Leigh was diagnosed with stage-four liver cancer in September 2016 and died in December 2017 in Winter Garden, Florida.
|1956||The Silken Affair||Minor Role||Uncredited|
|1957||Man from Tangier||Uncredited|
|1958||Tom Thumb||Extra in 'Dancing Shoes' sequence||Uncredited|
|1960||Oscar Wilde||Minor Role||Uncredited|
|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|
|1971||Lust for a Vampire||Janet Playfair|
|1972||The Fiend||Paddy Lynch|
|1973||Son of Dracula||Amber|
|2015||Grace of the Father||Judith Hudson||(final film role)|
|1963||It Happened Like This||Amanda Morris||1 episode|
|1964||The Saint||Lilla McAndrew||1 episode|
|1966||The Wednesday Play||Elaine||1 episode|
|1966||Trois étoiles en Touraine||TV movie|
|1969||Journey to the Unknown||Vickie||1 episode|
|1970||ITV Playhouse||Ingrid||1 episode|
|1971||Amicalement Vôtre!||Emily Major||1 episode|
|1973||Docteur Caraïbes||Laura||4 episodes|
|1978||The Chiffy Kids||Miss Armitage||1 episode|
- Paradise, Suzanna Style
- 2014: "Thank you, Lord", Touched by an Angel, chickensoup.com; accessed 14 December 2017.
- ^ Profile, independent.co.uk; accessed 26 July 2015.
- ^ "Suzanna Leigh". BFI. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- ^ Sandra Brennan (2014). "Suzanna Leigh - Biography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- ^ a b Suzanna Leigh at IMDb
- ^ "Natalia Leigh". Natalia Leigh. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
- ^ Suzanna Leigh, Elvis Presley's Co-Star in 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style,' Dies at 72 The Hollywood Reporter, 12 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
- ^ Leigh, Suzanna (2000). Paradise. ISBN 9781439209684.
- Interview with Joe Krein, Elvis2001.net
- InStyle UK: 60s Fashion: Women Who Made The Decade Achingly Cool (pictured at numbers 32 & 42), instyle.co.uk