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      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.

      Highest rated movies

      My Favorite Blonde poster
      My Favorite Blonde
      The Prisoner of Zenda poster
      The Prisoner of Zenda
      The 39 Steps poster
      The 39 Steps
      The General Died at Dawn poster
      The General Died at Dawn
      Secret Agent poster
      Secret Agent

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 70% The Fan Mrs. Erlynne (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Innocent Affair Paula Doane (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Cradle Inn Magda (Character) - 1948
      100% 74% My Favorite Blonde Karen Bentley (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bahama Passage Carol Delbridge (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Virginia Charlotte Dunterry (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Leonora Perrycoate (Character) - 1941
      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 My Son, My Son Livia Vaynol (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 30% My Love for Yours Gail Allen (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cafe Society Christopher West (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 57% Blockade Norma (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 50% On the Avenue Mimi Caraway (Character) - 1937
      100% 80% The Prisoner of Zenda Princess Flavia (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% 50% The General Died at Dawn Judy Perrie (Character) - 1936
      86% 47% Secret Agent Elsa Carrington (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 33% The World Moves On Mrs. Warburton, 1825/Mary Warburton Girard, 1914 (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Spy Martha Cnockhaert (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleeping Car Anne (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