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Elissa Landi (1904–1948)


Elissa Landi was born in Venice, Italy, on December 6, 1904. From an early age, Elissa wanted to be an actress and a writer. Her acting career started at the Oxford Repertory Company and on London's West End performing with actors such as Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. She played Desdemona in Othello and appeared in plays with and by Noel ... See full bio »

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(1932)
(1928)
(1933)

Filmography

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 1943 Corregidor
Dr. Royce Lee Stockman
 1937 The Thirteenth Chair
Helen Trent
 1936 After the Thin Man
Selma Landis
 1936 Mad Holiday
Peter Dean
 1936 The Amateur Gentleman
Lady Cleone Meredith
 1935 Crimson Dynasty
Princess Aurore
 1935 Without Regret
Jennifer Gage
 1935 Enter Madame!
Lisa Della Robbia
 1934 The Count of Monte Cristo
Mercedes
 1934 The Great Flirtation
Zita Marishka
 1934 Sisters Under the Skin
Judy O'Grady aka Blossom Bailey
 1934 Man of Two Worlds
Joan Pemberton
 1933 By Candlelight
Marie
 1933 The Masquerader
Eve Chilcote
 1933 I Loved You Wednesday
Vicki Meredith
 1933 The Warrior's Husband
Antiope
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Mercia
 1932 A Passport to Hell
Myra Carson
 1932 The Woman in Room 13
Laura Ramsey
 1932 Devil's Lottery
Evelyn Beresford
 1931 The Yellow Ticket
Marya Kalish
 1931 Wicked
Margot Rande
 1931 The Parisian
Yvonne
 1931 Always Goodbye
Lila Banning
 1931 Body and Soul
Carla
 1930 Children of Chance
Binnie / Lia Monta
 1930 The Price of Things
Anthea Dane
 1930 Knowing Men
Korah Harley
 1929 The Inseparables
Velda
 1928 Sin
Jeanne, Gérard's Wife
 1928 Underground
Nell
 1928 The Betrayal
Françoise-Marie / La Monita
 1926 London
Alice Cranston
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Play: "Rebellion in Shadow" (as Mady Francis), 1929. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mady Francis

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

While working with Cecil B. DeMille in The Sign of the Cross (1932), he told me that there was one picture he would really like to make with me, and it was "Joan of Arc."

Trivia:

She is believed by some people to have been the secret granddaughter of Sissi (Empress Elizabeth), the beautiful consort of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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