Monday, January 17, 2011

Susannah York

Susannah York lost her battle with bone marrow cancer and passed away on Saturday aged 72.  She was an extremely versatile film, stage and television actress, Susannah won the BAFTA for best supporting actress in; 'They Shoot Horses Don't They' for which she was also Oscar nominated,  she won best actress at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival for 'Images'.  She also appeared in three 'Superman' movies, playing Lara, Superman's Mother opposite Marlon Brando.

Often described as an English Rose, wide eyed and innocent, she was actually something of a rebel, who loved to shock, she was feisty and never worried about voicing her opinions.  She was expelled from boarding school, aged 13 for swimming naked at midnight in the school pool.

She was one of the faces of the sixties, up there with Julie Christy, Sara Miles and Glenda Jackson, forever youthful she seemed too young to go.



  1. Very sad Dash, I read about this last night and wondered what films she had been in. Thanks for this answered all my questions. She was a very talented woman.

    Jeanne xx

  2. I've been trying to work out where I recognised her from and a quick IMDB search later, I've discovered that it was Trainer! Oh I used to love that programme.

    Gorgeous photos.

  3. Very sad. I didn't know she had cancer until I read the Sunday papers.

    Lovely pictures of her from the Sixties. I hope all's well with you xx

  4. Sad to hear that cancer has claimed such a talented and beautiful woman.

    Are you enjoying De Waal's book?

  5. I love that photo on the stairs, look at those legs ! going on and on ...
    I loved her way back when and realized how long it had been since I had seen her in anything. And now she is gone.. She was wonderful.

  6. Very beautiful photos - thank you for honoring such an amazing woman.

  7. I always loved her haunting look. So sad that she is dead too young. Thanks for your post.

  8. This is very sad. She was one of my favourite actresses. I looked her up on the web today as I recently watched her and George C Scott in , 'Jane Eyre'. This is tragic and reminds us how quickly our life can end...


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