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Madeleine Carroll

Highest Rated:   100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Lowest Rated:   30% The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
30% 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 My Son, My Son
  • Livia Vaynol
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
No Score Yet The General Died at Dawn
  • Judy Perrie
1936
90% Secret Agent
  • Elsa Carrington
1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London
  • Lady Elizabeth Stacy
1936
98% The 39 Steps
  • Pamela
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

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