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Suzanna Leigh
Suzanna Leigh
(born Sandra Eileen Anne Smith; 26 July 1945 – 11 December 2017) was a British actress, known for her film and television roles in the 1960s and 1970s.[2]

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Illness 4 Filmography 5 Television 6 Writings 7 References 8 External links

Early life and education[edit] Born Sandra Eileen Anne Smith on 26 July 1945, Leigh grew up in Berkshire, England,[3] and later went to convent schools outside London. She began working in films while still a child, appearing as an extra in several British productions. She changed her name to Suzanna Leigh
Suzanna Leigh
after entering film, whilst under the tutelage of her godmother, Vivien Leigh.[citation needed] Career[edit] Leigh's film roles include the love interest of Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
in Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Paradise, Hawaiian Style
(1966), a stewardess in the comedy Boeing Boeing (1965), and as the frail heroine in a couple of Hammer films - The Lost Continent (1968) and Lust for a Vampire
Lust for a Vampire
(1971).[4] She starred in the cult British horror films The Deadly Bees
The Deadly Bees
(1966) and The Fiend (1972). In 1974 she starred as Amber in Son of Dracula.[4] In 2015, she was a featured player in the film, Grace of the Father. She wrote a 2000 autobiography, Paradise, Suzanna Style, and was the mother of actress Natalia Leigh Denny. Illness[edit] Leigh was diagnosed with stage-four liver cancer in September 2016 and died in December 2017 in Winter Garden, Florida.[5][6] Filmography[edit]

1956: The Silken Affair
The Silken Affair
(uncredited) – Minor Role 1958: Tom Thumb (uncredited) – Extra in 'Dancing Shoes' sequence 1960: Oscar Wilde (uncredited) – Extra 1961: Bomb in the High Street – Jackie 1965: The Pleasure Girls – Dee 1965: Boeing Boeing – Vicky Hawkins/British United 1966: Paradise, Hawaiian Style – Judy Hudson (Friday) 1966: The Deadly Bees – Vicki Robbins 1967: Deadlier Than the Male – Grace 1968: The Lost Continent – Unity Webster 1968: Subterfuge – Donetta 1971: Lust for a Vampire – Janet Playfair 1972: The Fiend – Paddy Lynch 1974: Son of Dracula – Amber

Television[edit]

1963: It Happened Like This – Amanda Morris (1 episode, 1963) 1964: The Saint – Lilla McAndrew (1 episode, 1964) 1966: The Wednesday Play – Elaine (1 episode, 1966) 1966: Trois étoiles en Touraine (TV) 1969: Journey to the Unknown – Vickie (1 episode, 1969) 1970: ITV Playhouse (1 episode, 1970) 1971: The Persuaders! – Emily Major (1 episode, 1971) 1973: Docteur Caraïbes (TV series) – Laura 1978: The Chiffy Kids – Miss Armitage (1 episode, 1978)

Writings[edit]

Paradise, Suzanna Style[7] 2014: "Thank you, Lord", Touched by an Angel, chickensoup.com; accessed 14 December 2017.

References[edit]

^ Profile, independent.co.uk; accessed 26 July 2015. ^ "Suzanna Leigh". BFI. Retrieved 22 December 2016.  ^ " Suzanna Leigh
Suzanna Leigh
- Biography". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 11 August 2014.  ^ a b Suzanna Leigh
Suzanna Leigh
on IMDb ^ "Natalia Leigh". Natalia Leigh. Retrieved 12 December 2017.  ^ Suzanna Leigh, Elvis Presley's Co-Star in 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style,' Dies at 72 The Hollywood Reporter, 12 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017. ^ "Paradise". amazon.com. 2000. ISBN 9781439209684. 

External links[edit]

Interview with Joe Krein, Elvis2001.net InStyle UK: 60s Fashion: Women Who Made The Decade Achingly Cool (pictured at numbers 32 & 42), instyle.co.uk

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 39587253 LCCN: nr98020713 ISNI: 0000 0001 0718 3944 GND: 1110224478 BNF:

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