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Alison Skipworth

Highest Rated:   78% The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
Lowest Rated:   78% The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
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Formidable British comic actress Alison Skipworth became an actress in her early twenties to help support her starving-artist husband. A classic beauty in her youth, Ms. Skipworth served as decoration in such London stage productions as The Gaiety Girl and An Artist's Model. Her acting improved with each performance, and by 1908 she was co-starring with James K. Hackett in the prestige production The Prisoner of Zenda. She made her film debut in 1920, re-creating her long-running stage role in 39 East. Preferring the stage to films during the silent era, Skipworth did not become a full-time movie actress until 1930, when establishing herself as one of Hollywood's most reliable character actresses. Exuding aristocratic hauteur from every pore, Skipworth was an excellent foil for Mae West in Night After Night (1932) and for W.C. Fields in If I Had a Million (1932) and Tillie and Gus (1933). She had leading assignments as the title character Madame Racketeer (1932) and opposite Polly Moran in the Republic programmers Two Wise Maids (1937) and Ladies in Distress (1938). Leaving films in 1938, Alison Skipworth returned to the stage, retiring for good in 1942; she died ten years later at the age of 88.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys
  • Nora
1938
No Score Yet Wide Open Faces
  • Auntie
1938
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy
  • Mrs. Beall
1936
No Score Yet Satan Met a Lady
  • Mme. Barabbas
1936
No Score Yet The Princess Comes Across
  • Lady Gertrude Allwyn
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Shanghai
  • Aunt J.B.
1935
No Score Yet Becky Sharp
  • Miss Crawley
1935
No Score Yet The Girl from 10th Avenue
  • Mrs. Martin
1935
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case
  • Mrs. Priscilla Llewellyn
1935
78% The Devil Is a Woman
  • Senora Perez
1935
No Score Yet Dangerous
  • Mrs. Williams
1935
No Score Yet Doubting Thomas
  • Mrs. Pampinelli
1935
No Score Yet The Captain Hates the Sea
  • Yolanda Magruder
1934
No Score Yet Coming Out Party
  • Miss Gertrude Vanderdoe
1934
No Score Yet Six of a Kind
  • Mrs. `Duchess' K. Rumford
1934
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • Duchess
1933
No Score Yet Tillie and Gus
  • Tillie Winterbottom
1933
No Score Yet The Song of Songs
  • Frau Rasmussen
1933
No Score Yet Night After Night
  • Mrs. Mabel Jellyman
1932
No Score Yet Madame Racketeer
  • Countess von Claudwig/Martha Hicks
1932
No Score Yet Sinners in the Sun
  • Mrs. Blake
1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million
  • Emily
1932
No Score Yet High Pressure
  • Mrs. Miller
1932
No Score Yet Tonight or Never
  • Marchesa Bianca San Giovanni
1931
No Score Yet Devotion
  • Mrs. Coggins
1931
No Score Yet Outward Bound
  • Mrs. Cliveden-Banks
1930
No Score Yet Raffles
  • Lady Kitty Melrose
1930
No Score Yet Du Barry
  • La Gourdan
1930

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