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January 8, 2022

35 Beautiful Photos of British Actress Patricia Medina in the 1940s and ’50s

Born 1919 in Liverpool, British actress Patricia Medina began acting as a teenager in the late 1930s, and worked her way up to leading roles in the mid-1940s, when she left London for Hollywood.


Darkly beautiful, Medina was often typecast in period melodramas such as The Black Knight (1954). Two of her more notable films were William Witney’s Stranger at My Door and Orson Welles’ Mr. Arkadin, based on episodes of the radio series The Adventures of Harry Lime, itself derived from The Third Man film.

Although prolific during the early 1950s, her film career faded by the end of the decade. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the films Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) and Mr. Arkadin (1955).

Medina died at age 92 in 2012, from natural causes at the Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Take a look at these beautiful photos to see portraits of young Patricia Medina in the 1940s and 1950s.







































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