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June 4, 2022

35 Gorgeous Photos of British Actress Anne Heywood in the 1950s and ’60s

Born 1931 as Violet Joan Pretty in Handsworth, Birmingham, British actress Anne Heywood won the Miss Great Britain title in 1950 and had a small role in Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951).


Heywood starred in the war movie A Terrible Beauty (1960) opposite Robert Mitchum. It was produced by Raymond Stross, who married Heywood. She is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Fox (1967).

In Hollywood, Heywood was the female lead in Trader Horn (1973), a failed remake of a 1931 classic film, then she returned to Italy for Love Under the Elms (1974). She starred in Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979), produced by Stross and in the Italian satanic horror Ring of Darkness (1979). Both films were failures. She then had supporting roles in Sadat (1981), and the science fiction film What Waits Below (1984).

Her last acting appearances were in episodes of The Equalizer and Ohara. Her career declined in the 1980s. Her penultimate role was in a two-part episode of the popular United States television series The Equalizer.

After the death of Stross in 1988, she retired from acting. In 1990, she married her second husband, George Danzig Druke who passed away in 2021 in Beverly Hills, at the age of 98. She resides in Beverly Hills, California. These gorgeous photos captured portraits of a young and beautiful Anne Heywood in the 1950s and 1960s.







































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