Alison Skipworth

Alison Skipworth

  • Highest Rated: 80% Dangerous (1935)
  • Lowest Rated: 67% 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

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No Score Yet King of the Newsboys Nora 1938
No Score Yet Wide Open Faces Auntie 1938
No Score Yet Stolen Holiday Suzanne 1937
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 Hitch Hike Lady Mrs. Amelia Blake 1936
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
67% The Devil Is a Woman Senora Perez 1935
80% 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 Here Is My Heart Countess Rostova 1934
No Score Yet Shoot the Works The Countess 1934
67% 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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