Madeleine Carroll

Madeleine Carroll

Highest Rated: 100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Lowest Rated: 86% Secret Agent (1936)

Birthday: Feb 26, 1906

Birthplace: West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, UK

Nicknamed The Queen of British Cinema, lovely Madeleine Carroll possessed the sort of splendor and poise that one would readily identify with royalty. An excellent student, Carroll could have pursued any number of vocations or higher forms of learning, but exposure to the University of Birmingham's drama society created a love for acting that eventually earned her roles in West End stage productions. Motion pictures soon followed and with her remarkable screen presence and convincing performances, Carroll quickly rose up the ranks to become an A-list talent. A pair of early Alfred Hitchcock films, "The 39 Steps" (1935) and "Secret Agent" (1936), further cemented her popularity and confirmed Carroll as an archetypal blonde Hitchcock heroine. Offers soon came from Hollywood, where she quickly found additional fame in "The General Died at Dawn" (1936) and, most famously, "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937). Her extraordinary rise proved so lucrative, Carroll was the world's highest paid actress for a short time. Following such movies as "North West Mounted Police" (1940) and "My Favorite Blonde" (1942), she stepped away from moviemaking to help in the overseas war effort. While she acted periodically after World War II, Carroll was mostly content to let her career wind down. One of the great beauties of early sound cinema, Carroll's innate intelligence and sophistication was communicated exquisitely in her portrayals and added an extra level of interest to even her lesser outings.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 70% The Fan Mrs. Erlynne (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Cradle Inn Magda (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Innocent Affair Paula Doane (Character) - 1948
100% 74% My Favorite Blonde Karen Bentley (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Virginia Charlotte Dunterry (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bahama Passage Carol Delbridge (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Leonora Perrycoate (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Son, My Son Livia Vaynol (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safari Linda Stewart (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Mounted Police April Logan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cafe Society Christopher West (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 30% My Love for Yours Gail Allen (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 57% Blockade Norma (Character) - 1938
100% 80% The Prisoner of Zenda Princess Flavia (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 54% On the Avenue Mimi Caraway (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's All Yours Linda Gray (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 55% Lloyd's of London Lady Elizabeth Stacy (Character) - 1936
86% 48% Secret Agent Elsa Carrington (Character) - 1936
86% 48% The General Died at Dawn Judy Perrie (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case Against Mrs. Ames Hope Ames (Character) - 1936
96% 86% The 39 Steps Pamela (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love of a Queen Queen Caroline Matilde of Danmark (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thirty-Nine Steps Pamela (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 38% The World Moves On Mrs. Warburton, 1825/Mary Warburton Girard, 1914 (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleeping Car Anne (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Spy Martha Cnockhaert (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlantic Monica (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Born Lady Madeleine Boycott (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Loos Diana Cheswick (Character) - 1928

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theatre Unknown (Character) 1947

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