Susannah York

Susannah York

Highest Rated: 95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Awakening (1980)

Birthday: Jan 9, 1939

Birthplace: London, England

British actress Susannah York studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she won the Arthene Seyler and Ronson Awards. Several theatrical appearances and TV plays later, York was cast in her first film, 1960's Tunes of Glory. Her best early film roles included Sophie Western in Tom Jones (1963) and a profoundly disturbed patient in John Huston's Freud (1962). She created a mild tabloid sensation in 1968 when she gamely participated in scenes involving masturbation and lesbian lovemaking in The Killing of Sister George. Her performance as a bleach-blonde 1930's loser in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? won her the BFA award and an Oscar nomination; she would go on to collect a Cannes award for her work in Robert Altman's Images (1972). The biggest box-office successes with which she was associated were the first two Superman films, cast as the Man of Steel's Kryptonian mother. Adding writing to her long list of accomplishments, Susannah York co-authored the script for her 1980 film Falling in Love Again, and published several popular children's books. She died at age 72 in early 2011.

Highest Rated Movies



57% Franklyn Margaret 2008
95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Actor 2008
No Score Yet Margaret Mellis: A Life in Colour Actor 2008
50% The Gigolos Actor 2006
No Score Yet Az élet vendége: Csoma-legendárium (A Guest of Life) Narrator 2006
No Score Yet A Film for the Few: Making 'Battle of Britain' Actor 2005
No Score Yet Visitors Carolyn Perry 2003
No Score Yet The Book of Eve (Histoire d'Ève) Actor 2001
No Score Yet St. Patrick: The Irish Legend Actor 2000
No Score Yet First Annual Short Movie Awards Highlights Actor 2000
29% X, Y & Zee Stella 1999
No Score Yet Romance And Rejection Mike's Mother 1997
No Score Yet Piccolo grande amore (Pretty Princess) Queen Christina 1993
No Score Yet Illusions Dr. Sanders 1991
No Score Yet Fate Actor 1990
No Score Yet Turgenev's Month in the Country Actor 1990
No Score Yet Melancholia Catherine Lanham Franck 1989
No Score Yet Man From the Pru Amy Wallace 1989
No Score Yet After the War Actor 1989
No Score Yet A Summer Story Mrs. Narracombe 1988
No Score Yet American Roulette herself 1988
No Score Yet Diamond's Edge Lauren 1988
11% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Superman's Mother, Lara 1987
No Score Yet Mio in the Land of Faraway The Weaver Woman 1987
No Score Yet Prettykill Toni 1987
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Mrs. Cratchit 1984
22% Yellowbeard Lady Churchill 1983
No Score Yet Alicja (Alice) Actor 1982
87% Superman II Lara 1981
No Score Yet Loophole Dinah Booker 1981
No Score Yet Second Chance Actor 1981
0% The Awakening Jane Turner 1980
No Score Yet Falling in Love Again Sue Lewis Screenwriter 1980
86% The Shout Rachel Fielding 1979
No Score Yet The Riddle of the Sands Actor 1979
94% Superman Lara 1978
67% The Silent Partner Julie Carver 1978
No Score Yet Sky Riders Ellen 1976
67% Conduct Unbecoming Mrs. Marjorie Scarlett 1975
No Score Yet The Maids Claire 1975
No Score Yet That Lucky Touch Julia Richardson 1975
No Score Yet Gold Terry 1974
69% Images Cathryn 1972
No Score Yet Second Chance Actor 1972
No Score Yet Jane Eyre Jane Eyre 1971
No Score Yet Happy Birthday, Wanda June Penelope Ryan 1971
83% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Alice 1969
79% Oh! What A Lovely War Eleanor 1969
67% Battle of Britain Section Officer Maggie Harvey 1969
33% Sebastian Becky 1969
71% The Killing of Sister George Alice 'Childie' McNaught 1968
No Score Yet Duffy Segolene 1968
83% A Man for All Seasons Margaret 1966
No Score Yet Kaleidoscope Angel McGinnis 1966
No Score Yet Sands of the Kalahari Grace Monckton 1965
No Score Yet The 7th Dawn Candace 1964
86% Tom Jones Sophie Western 1963
67% Freud Cecily Koertner 1962
No Score Yet Loss of Innocence Joss Grey 1961
No Score Yet The First Gentleman Actor 1961
73% Tunes of Glory Morag Sinclair 1960


No Score Yet Mystery!
Amy Meg 1991


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