Madeleine Carroll (1906–1987)

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The original ash-blonde "iceberg maiden", Madeleine Carroll was a knowing beauty with a confident air, the epitome of poise and "breeding". Not only did she have looks and allure in abundance, but she had intellectual heft to go with them, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham University at the age of 20. The daughter of a French ... See full bio »


(age 81) in Marbella, Spain

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Known For

The 39 Steps Pamela
The Prisoner of Zenda Princess Flavia
My Favorite Blonde Karen Bentley
The Fan Mrs. Erlynne


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 1958 Frances Farmer Presents (TV Series)
Lady Elizabeth
- Lloyds of London (1958) ... Lady Elizabeth
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Nurse Johansen
- The Bitter Choice (1955) ... Nurse Johansen
 1951 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Leslie Crosbie
- The Letter (1950) ... Leslie Crosbie
 1949 The Fan
Mrs. Erlynne
 1948 An Innocent Affair
Paula Doane
 1947 High Fury
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Karen Bentley
 1941 Bahama Passage
Carol Delbridge
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
Leonora Perrycoate
 1941 Virginia
Charlotte Dunterry
 1940 North West Mounted Police
April Logan
 1940 Safari
Linda Stewart
 1940 My Son, My Son!
Livia Vaynol
 1939 Honeymoon in Bali
Gail Allen
 1939 Cafe Society
Christopher West
 1938 Blockade
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
Princess Flavia
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Madeleine Carroll
 1937 It's All Yours
Linda Gray
 1937 On the Avenue
Mimi Caraway
 1936 The Story of Papworth, the Village of Hope (Short)
The Introducer
 1936 Lloyds of London
Lady Elizabeth
 1936 The General Died at Dawn
Judy Perrie
 1936 Secret Agent
Elsa Carrington
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
Hope Ames
 1935 The 39 Steps
 1935 Loves of a Dictator
Queen Caroline Mathilde of Denmark
 1934 The World Moves On
Mrs. Warburton, 1825 / Mary Warburton Girard, 1914
 1933 I Was a Spy
Martha Cnockhaert
 1933 Sleeping Car
 1931 The Written Law
Lady Margaret Rochester
 1931 Fascination
Gwenda Farrell
 1931 Madame Guillotine
Lucille de Choisigne
 1930 Kissing Cup's Race
Lady Molly Adair
 1930 School for Scandal
Lady Teazle
 1930 Escape!
 1930/I French Leave
Mlle. Juliette / Dorothy Glenister
 1930 Young Woodley
Laura Simmons
 1930 L'instinct
 1930 The W Plan
Rosa Hartmann
 1929 Atlantic
 1929 The American Prisoner
Grace Malherb
 1929 The Crooked Billet
Joan Easton
 1928 Pas si bête
 1928 The First Born
Madeleine, his wife
 1928 What Money Can Buy
Rhoda Pearson
 1928 Guns of Loos
Diana Cheswick
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Other Works:

Radio: Starred in her own radio series, "Madeleine Carroll Reads", in which she read passages from popular books of the day. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Tribute Site


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Personal Quote:

[following her sister's death in an air raid, 1940] I have a debt to pay [Adolf Hitler] and I'm going to pay it with every ounce of my strength . . . I can't be a soldier, but there are other ways I can pay Hitler back.


She appeared on the NBC Radio program "Chase and Sanborn Hour" October 30, 1938, with Nelson Eddy and Dorothy Lamour (vocalists), Robert Armbruster and his orchestra, starring Edgar Bergen (Charlie McCarthy), Don Ameche (host), Judy Zeke and Anne Canova. She performed with Eddy, Ameche and Bergen. See more »


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