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Patricia Laffan


Born - 19 March 1919, Wandsworth, London, England
Died - 10 March 2014

Striking, very dark-haired, narrow-faced, forceful actress whose looks invariably consigned her to bad-girl or other-woman roles. Remembered for her frightening Poppaea in Quo Vadis? (1951) and the title role of Devil Girl from Mars (1954), she was stage at 17, and, after a lone cinema debut in a small part in One Good Turn (1936), began to play film roles more regularly from the early forties: The Dark Tower (1943), The Rake's Progress (1945), Caravan (1946), Death in High Heels (1947), Who Killed Van Loon? (1948), Hangman's Wharf (1949), Escape Route (1952), Rough Shoot (1953), 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956), Hidden Homicide (1958) and Crooks in Cloisters (1963), her last. She died a few days before her 95th birthday.