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.
Harriet Walter

Stage Actress

Age : 69

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

Vanessa Redgrave

Stage Actress

Age : 82

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'

Dulcie Gray

Stage Actress

Age : 100

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

Gertrude Lawrence

Stage Actress

Age : 54

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

Mary Martin

Stage Actress

Age : 76

The actress who was the Peter Pan on the original Broadway production (1954) and was known for her portrayal of Maria von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music' (1959)

Edith Evans

Stage Actress

Age : 88

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

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

Stage Actress

Age : 101

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

Jessica Tandy

Stage Actress

Age : 85

The famous celebrity actress best known for her work on stage due to her appearances in productions of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1948) and 'The Gin Game' (1977)

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

Vesta Tilley

Stage Actress

Age : 88

The music hall singer, male impersonator, and celebrated vaudeville star billed as 'The London Idol'

Jane Alexander

Stage Actress

Age : 80

The well-regarded stage actress known for her work in the productions of 'The Great White Hope' (1969) where she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

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)

Rosalind Russell

Stage Actress

Age : 69

The American actress, comedian, singer and song-writer best recognized as the fast-talking reporter in the screwball comedy 'His Girl Friday' (1940)

Natasha Richardson

Stage Actress

Age : 45

The stage and screen actress best known for her performances in Broadway productions of 'Anna Christie' (1993) and 'Cabaret' (1998)

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)

Antoinette Perry

Stage Actress

Age : 58

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

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

Fabia Drake

Stage Actress

Age : 86

The veteran 20th-century English actress famous for her roles in 'The Good Companions' (1957), 'A Room with a View' (1985), and 'Valmont' (1989)

Sinéad Cusack

Stage Actress

Age : 71

The Tony-Award-winning actress of 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1985) who won Critics' Circle and Evening Standard awards for her portrayal in the play 'Our Lady of Sligo'

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

Fay Compton

Stage Actress

Age : 84

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

Jessie Matthews

Stage Actress

Age : 74

The stage star of the musical 'Ever Green' (1932)

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)

Fenella Fielding

Stage Actress

Age : 85

The first lady of the double entendre in England

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)







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