Madeleine Carroll

Madeleine Carroll

Highest Rated: 100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

Birthday: Feb 26, 1906

Birthplace: Not Available

With her ladylike aura of British gentility, blonde actress Madeleine Carroll was among the first English leading ladies to find a career in Hollywood. Prior to becoming an actress, she worked as a French teacher and hat model, then in 1927 made her London stage debut; she began appearing in British films (at first silents) in 1928, going on to become England's biggest female star. She made 22 films in England, including the two Hitchcock films The 39 Steps, (1935), and Secret Agent (1936) that brought her to Hollywood's attention. She moved there in 1936 to sign a contract with 20th Century-Fox. She became an American citizen in 1943. Following her sister's death during the London blitz of WW II, Carroll largely abandoned films to work in England for war relief. She participated in USO and war-bond drives, and served as a Red Cross volunteer in Italy and France; such work led her to receive France's Legion of Honor and the U.S. Medal of Freedom. Carroll appeared in three more films before retiring, her final film being The Fan (1949). She then went on to work for UNESCO while also occasionally appearing on stage, radio, and TV. Her four husbands included actor Sterling Hayden and French film producer Henri Lavorel.

Highest Rated Movies



29% The Magic of Belle Isle Willow O'Neil $66.9K 2012
38% Swing Vote Actor $16.3M 2008
No Score Yet The Fan Mrs. Erlynne 1950
100% My Favorite Blonde Karen Bentley 1942
No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Leonora Perrycoate 1941
No Score Yet My Son, My Son Livia Vaynol 1940
No Score Yet Safari Linda Stewart 1940
No Score Yet North West Mounted Police April Logan 1940
No Score Yet Honeymoon in Bali Gail Allen 1939
No Score Yet Blockade Norma 1938
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Princess Flavia 1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue Mimi Caraway 1937
86% The General Died at Dawn Judy Perrie 1936
86% Secret Agent Elsa Carrington 1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London Lady Elizabeth Stacy 1936
96% The 39 Steps Pamela 1935
No Score Yet Loves of a Dictator Queen Caroline Mathilde 1935
No Score Yet The World Moves On Mrs. Warburton, 1825 / Mary Warburton Girard, 1914 1934
No Score Yet I Was a Spy Marthe Cnockhaert 1934
No Score Yet Escape Dora 1930
No Score Yet The First Born Actor 1929
No Score Yet Atlantic Monica 1929
No Score Yet The Guns Of Loos Actor 1928


Princess Flavia says: Holds her part well and really draws you in...