Famous Names - Stage Actresses

Women have made incredible strides in theater since the time of Shakespeare, when male stage actors portrayed even female characters. From the Restoration period in the 1660s, when women were first allowed to perform in major productions to the late 19th century Broadway to modern theater, stage actresses continue to push boundaries in the performing arts.
Evelyn Laye

Stage Actress

Age : 95

Lauded as London's most successful actress, she starred in a variety of stage musicals and operettas between the two World Wars and her career lasted for almost 80 years

Hermione Gingold

Stage Actress

Age : 89

The actress known for her sharp tongue who played roles in 'Gigi' (1958), 'Bell, Book and Candle' (1958), and 'A Little Night Music' (1973)

Vanessa Redgrave

Stage Actress

Age :

The multi-talented actress whose works involved the theater and the big screen. She appeared in award-winning plays such as 'The Year of Magical Thinking' and the 2003 revival of 'Long Day's Journey into Night'

Hermione Baddeley

Stage Actress

Age : 79

The 'brassy' character actress in film, TV, and theatre known for her roles in 'Room at the Top' (1959) and 'The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore' (1963)

Arletty

Stage Actress

Age : 94

The French actress from Marcel Carné's ’Les Enfants du Paradis’ (1945) that landed her as one of the highest-paid actresses ever in French cinema

Fay Compton

Stage Actress

Age : 84

The English actress known for her roles in 'Othello' (1951), 'Laughter in Paradise' (1951), and 'The Haunting' (1963)

Beryl Reid

Stage Actress

Age : 77

A British actress who starred in ’Smiley’s People’ (1959), ’Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (1959), and ’The Killing of Sister George’ (1968) where she reprised her role of a lesbian soap opera actress in its drama film version

Fenella Fielding

Stage Actress

Age : 84

The first lady of the double entendre in England

Constance Cummings

Stage Actress

Age : 95

The American-born British actress known for her work on both stage and screen which includes 'Movie Crazy' (1932) and 'American Madness' (1932)

Harriet Walter

Stage Actress

Age : 69

The Tony Award-nominated British actress who appeared in 'Sense and Sensibibility' (1995) and 'Man Up' (2015)

Dorothea Jordan

Stage Actress

Age : 54

The Anglo- English actress who was interchangeably identified as 'Mrs. Jordan'

Gertrude Lawrence

Stage Actress

Age : 54

The British actress who gained further acclaim on her performances in the West End and on Broadway

Dorothy Tutin

Stage Actress

Age : 71

The prominent leading lady on the post-war British stage who starred in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1952), 'The Beggar's Opera' (1953), and 'A Tale of Two Cities' (1958)

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

Stage Actress

Age : 101

The British actress, centenarian, and daughter of the operatic baritone, David Ffrangcon-Davies, and Annie Francis Rayner

Maureen Lipman

Stage Actress

Age : 73

The English film, theater, and TV actress who became famous for her portrayal of roles in Roman Polanski's 'The Pianist' (2002), 'Educating Rita' (1983), and 'Oklahoma' (1999)

Antoinette Perry

Stage Actress

Age : 58

The co-founder of the American Theatre Wing who shared the namesake of the Tony Awards

Dulcie Gray

Stage Actress

Age : 99

The veteran British stage and screen actress who portrayed Kate Harvey in the 1980s BBC drama series 'Howards' Way' (1985–90).

Beatrice Lillie

Stage Actress

Age : 94

The Canadian-British comic actress known as Bea Lillie famous for her stage work in revues, notably in 'An Evening with Beatrice Lillie' (1953)

Edith Evans

Stage Actress

Age : 88

The distinguished British stage actress famed for her role as Millamant in 'The Way of the World' (1924)

Carol Channing

Stage Actress

Age : 98

The Broadway star of 'Hello, Dolly!' (1964) which won her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical

Imelda Staunton

Stage Actress

Age : 63

An English stage actress who received a total of 13 nominations and four wins of the Olivier Awards in various plays and musicals including 'Wizard of Oz' (1987), 'Into the Woods' (1991), and ’Sweeney Todd' (2013)

Alison Steadman

Stage Actress

Age : 73

The award-winning British stage, film, and radio actress who performed in the original production of 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' (1992), 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' (1970)

Colleen Dewhurst

Stage Actress

Age : 67

The Canadian actress known for her work in stage, film, and television who gained further acclaim as the 'Queen of Off-Broadway'

Helen Hayes

Stage Actress

Age : 92

An American actress whose career spanned 80 years and has been called as 'The First Lady of the American Theater'

Betty Hutton

Stage Actress

Age : 86

The American stage actress who appeared in the Broadway show ’Two for the Show’ (1940) which ran for 124 performances








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