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Alma Taylor
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Alma Louise Taylor

(1895-01-03)3 January 1895
London, England
Died23 January 1974(1974-01-23) (aged 79)
London, England
Years active19071958
SpouseLeonard Avery

Alma Louise Taylor (3 January 1895 – 23 January 1974) was a British actress.



Taylor was born in London. She made her first screen appearance as a child actor in the 1907 film His Daughter's Voice. She went on to appear in more than 150 film roles, appearing in a number of larger-budget films such as Shadow of Egypt which was shot on location in Egypt in 1924. Taylor was one of the major British stars of the 1910s and early 1920s. In 1915 she was voted the most popular British performer by readers of Pictures and the Picturegoers, comfortably beating Charlie Chaplin into second place. [1]

She acted only occasionally after 1932, appearing in films such as Lilacs in the Spring , Blue Murder at St Trinian's , and A Night to Remember during the 1950s. On television, she appeared twice in Armchair Theatre, in 1957: she played Mrs. Castor and Greta Stenbourg.

She died in London at the age of 79. [2]

Selected filmography

1907His Daughter's VoiceShort
1910The Burglar and Little PhyllisPhyllisShort
1911Tilly at the ElectionTillyShort
1912 Oliver Twist Nancy
1913 Adrift on Life's Tide Edna WilsonShort
David Copperfield Dora Spenlow
The Cloister and the Hearth Margaret
1914 Justice Nan Prescott
The Heart of Midlothian Madge Wildfire
The Old Curiosity Shop Mrs. Quilp
1915 The Baby on the Barge Nelly JanisShort
The Golden Pavement Brenda Crayle
The Man Who Stayed at Home Molly Preston
Sweet Lavender Ruth Rolfe
The Bottle
1916 Molly Bawn Eleanor Massareene
The Marriage of William Ashe Lady Kitty Bristol
Trelawny of the Wells Rose Trelawny
Sowing the Wind Rosamond
The Grand Babylon Hotel Princess Anna
Annie Laurie Annie LaurieShort
1917 The American Heiress BessieShort
Nearer My God to Thee Joan
1918The Touch of a ChildBarbara Dell
The Leopard's SpotsThe WomanShort
A New VersionThe WomanShort
Boundary House Jenny Gay
1919 The Forest on the Hill Drusilla Whyddon
Broken in the Wars Lady Dorothea HamlynShort
Sunken Rocks Evelyn Farrar
Sheba Sheba
The Nature of the Beast Anna de Berghem
1920 Alf's Button Liz
Helen of Four Gates Helen
Mrs. Erricker's Reputation Georgiana Erricker
1921 The Narrow Valley Victoria
Tansy Tansy Firle
The Tinted Venus Matilda Collum
Dollars in Surrey
1923 The Pipes of Pan Polly Bunning
Comin' Thro the Rye Helen Adair
Mist in the Valley Margaret Yeoland
Strangling Threads Irma Brian
1924 Shadow of Egypt Lilian Westcott
1926 The House of Marney Beatrice Maxon
1927 Quinneys Susan Quinney
1928 Two Little Drummer Boys Alma Carsdale
A South Sea Bubble Mary Ottery
1929 The Night of Terror
The Hound of the Baskervilles Mrs. Barrymore
1931 Deadlock Mrs. Tring
1932 Bachelor's Baby Aunt Mary
1935 Things Are Looking Up SchoolmistressUncredited
1936 Everybody Dance Rosemary Spurgeon
1954 Lilacs in the Spring 1st Woman
1955 Stock Car Nurse Sprott
1956 Lost Mrs. BellamyUncredited
The Man Who Knew Too Much Embassy GuestUncredited
1957 Blue Murder at St Trinian's Prince Bruno's Mother
1958 A Night to Remember Old LadyFinal film role


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  1. Babington p. 30
  2. The Shadow of Egypt Archived 16 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine . British Film Institute, retrieved 10 August 2011