Suzanna Leigh

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Suzanna Leigh
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Leigh in 1977
Born Suzanna Smyth
(1945-07-26) 26 July 1945 (age 69)
Berkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1956–78
Partner(s) Tim Hue-Williams (1972-1982) 1 daughter[1]
Children Natalia (b. 1982)[2]

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[edit]

Born Suzanna Smyth on 26 July 1945 to a manufacturer of car engines, Leigh grew up in Berkshire, England,[3] 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).

In 1974 she starred in her last film role as Amber in the little-seen Son of Dracula, starring Harry Nilsson in the title role and Ringo Starr as Merlin the Magician.





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