January 2, 2017


Suzy Kendall (1944-) b. Belper, Derbyshire, England.

Suzy Kendall

Suzy Kendall attended Belper Convent School and then went on to study painting and design at Derby and District College of Art. A former photographic model, she first appeared in films as a debutante modelled as ‘Everybody’s Dream Girl’ in the rarely-seen Up Jumped a Swagman (1965). An echt-6os bouffant blonde, she is glimpsed as a squabbling girlfriend in The Sandwich Man (1966) and gained international renown for her role as a sympathetic music teacher in To Sir, with Love (1967). Less than 18 months after she burst onto the movie scene, she was named as one of Britain’s most sought-after young actresses.

More substantial roles followed in two films for Peter Collinson: as the slumming socialite in Up the Junction (1967) and the terrorised girl in The Penthouse (1967). She was married to Dudley Moore in 1968, her co-star in 30 is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (1968), and regularly jetted across the Atlantic between London and Hollywood. The marriage foundered, and the couple amicably split up in 1972. In the 70s she worked abroad in Italian gialli, as well as appearing in a couple of British horror films for director Freddie Francis; Tales That Witness Madness (1973) and Craze (1974). She married again to City coffee trader, Sandy Harper, and devoted most of her time to motherhood and raising her daughter, Elodie.

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