Estelle Winwood

Estelle Winwood

Highest Rated: 100% Dead Ringer (1964)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Magic Sword (1962)

Birthday: Jan 24, 1883

Birthplace: Lee, England, UK

A British stage actress who reluctantly moved to Hollywood and became a star of the silver screen, Estelle Winwood is celebrated for her lengthy career, having appeared in dozens of memorable Westerns, dramas, and comedies. After studying at the Lyric Stage Academy in London, Winwood first appeared on stage in Johannesburg, and later on London's West End. She spent the1920s on Broadway, turning down film offers left and right, but eventually caved in and appeared in a few films, making a significant splash in 1937 when she worked alongside Katharine Hepburn in the romantic comedy "Quality Street." She shunned cinema in the '40s, but once television became the hot medium she began to appear in small-screen theater showcases, and popular series like "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." Her next major film role was that of the widow Sheelah Sugrue in Disney's leprechaun tale, "Darby O'Gill and the Little People." Throughout the '60s Winwood worked in everything from the John Huston Western "The Misfits" to the campy "Batman" TV series. In a 1967 role in the film "Camelot," the classic musical about King Arthur's court, she worked alongside two of her famous British contemporaries, esteemed actors Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Harris, and her final film role, in Robert Moore's mystery-comedy "Murder by Death," placed her alongside legends Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, and Peter Sellers. By the time she retired, Winwood had worked as an actress for 80 years, and was the oldest member in the history of the Screen Actors Guild.

Highest rated movies

Dead Ringer
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
The Misfits
The Producers
Sergeant Rutledge
Quality Street
Murder by Death




65% 83% Murder by Death Miss Withers (Character) - 1976
90% 85% The Producers "Hold Me, Touch Me" Old Lady (Character) $111.9K 1968
57% 48% Games Miss Beattie (Character) - 1967
41% 68% Camelot Lady Clarinda (Character) - 1967
100% 80% Dead Ringer Dona Anna (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 29% Cabinet of Caligari Ruth (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 55% The Notorious Landlady Mrs. Dunhill (Character) - 1962
29% 27% The Magic Sword Sybil (Character) - 1962
97% 78% The Misfits Church Lady collecting money in Bar (Character) - 1961
90% 89% Sergeant Rutledge Spectator (uncredited) (Character) - 1960
100% 77% Darby O'Gill and the Little People Sheelah Sugrue (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alive and Kicking Mabel (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Happy Feeling Mrs. Early (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 67% 23 Paces to Baker Street Barmaid (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 71% The Swan Symphorosa (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 64% The Glass Slipper Mrs. Toquet (Character) - 1955
67% 31% Quality Street Mary Willoughby (Character) - 1937


No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Lila Brock (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1970
11% No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
72% 80% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Aunt Enchantra (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Winifred Glover (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Laurette Bowen (Character) 1960
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1951