Yvonne Owen

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Maire Yvonne Owen (28 July 1923 – December 1990) was a British stage and film actress. [1]


Life and career

Born in London in 1923, she was married to Alan Badel for 40 years; they had a daughter Sarah. [2]

In 1946 she appeared in the West End melodrama But for the Grace of God by Frederick Lonsdale.

She died in Chichester in December 1990, aged 67. [3]



1945 The Seventh Veil Susan Brook
1946 The Years Between Alice
A Girl in a Million Molly
1947 Holiday Camp Angela Kirby
1948 Easy Money Carol
Miranda Betty
My Brother's Keeper Meg Waring
Quartet 1st. Gossip
1949 Third Time Lucky Peggy
Portrait from Life Helen
Silent Dust Nellie
Marry Me! Sue Carson
1950 Someone at the Door Sally Martin


1943 Acacia Avenue Joan Robinson Vaudeville Theatre, London
1946 But for the Grace of God Mary St James's Theatre, London
1953 Thieves' Carnival Eva Bristol Old Vic, London & Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge

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  1. "Yvonne Owen". Archived from the original on 15 January 2009.
  2. McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN   9781526111968 via Google Books.
  3. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/20102