The Info List - Carole Lesley

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Maureen Rippingale (27 May 1935 in Chelmsford, Essex
– 28 February 1974 in New Barnet, London), known professionally as Carole Lesley, was a British actress who had a short but significant career as a "blonde bombshell".[1] Lesley ran away from home at the age of 16, "aiming to become a star".[2] She starred in several films in the late 1950s and early 1960s,[1] including the 1957 film Woman in a Dressing Gown, which won the 1958 Golden Globe Award for Best English-Language Foreign Film.[3] She also appeared in Doctor in Love, Operation Bullshine
Operation Bullshine
and What a Whopper, and played Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy
in a television play.[4][5] However Associated decided to end her contract, which devastated her and she disappeared from the public eye. She subsequently lived in a semi-detached house overlooking New Barnet
New Barnet
station, but by 1973 was felt by some to be "a deeply depressed, once beautiful woman, still haunted by a glamorous past".[5] She died of a drug overdose. References[edit]

^ a b "Carole Lesley".  ^ "Who'd be a movie star? They are little more than pampered, tethered goats". 20 January 2012 – via The Guardian.  ^ "Woman in a Dressing Gown".  ^ " Carole Lesley
Carole Lesley
- Movies and Filmography - AllMovie".  ^ a b " Carole Lesley
Carole Lesley
and the Illusion of Glamour". 

External links[edit]

Carole Lesley
Carole Lesley
on IMDb Deborah Orr article featuring photo of Carole Lesley Carole Lesley
Carole Lesley
- 'The actress who never went to Hollywood' featuring several Pathe News clips

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