Jill Esmond

Jill Esmond

Highest Rated: 100% The Pied Piper (1942)

Lowest Rated: 38% The Skin Game (1931)

Birthday: Jan 26, 1908

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Elegant, sophisticated British lead and supporting actress who fluctuated between stage and screen on both sides of the Atlantic. First wife of Laurence Olivier (1930-40), with whom she went to Hollywood for a screen test in 1931; both secured contracts with RKO, but Esmond was judged the more desirable film property and made several Hollywood films, often playing socialites, before returning to the London stage with Olivier in the early 1930s. She became a supporting player during the 1940s. Mother of Olivier's first son, (Simon) Tarquin Olivier.

Highest rated movies

The Pied Piper
Random Harvest
Night People
The White Cliffs of Dover
Thirteen Women
The Skin Game




No Score Yet 85% A Man Called Peter Mrs. Findlay (Character) - 1955
86% No Score Yet Night People Frau Schindler (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Information Charlotte (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 0% The Bandit of Sherwood Forest The Queen Mother (Character) - 1946
80% 59% The White Cliffs of Dover Rosamund (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 32% Casanova Brown Dr. Zernerke (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Pal, Wolf Miss Elizabeth Munn (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 58% This Above All Emily (Character) - 1942
90% 88% Random Harvest Lydia Rainier (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Sunny Side Mrs. Aylesworth (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 59% Journey for Margaret Susan Fleming (Character) - 1942
100% 78% The Pied Piper Mrs. Cavanaugh (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet F.P.1 Doesn't Answer Claire Lennartz (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Is My Face Red? Mildred Huntington (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet State's Attorney Lillian Ulrich (Character) - 1932
56% 34% Thirteen Women Jo Turner (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies of the Jury Mrs. Yvette Gordon (Character) - 1932
38% 17% The Skin Game Jill (Character) - 1931


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Queen Eleanor (Guest Star) 1955-1956