Blonde British leading lady Heather Thatcher first appeared before the cameras in the 1915 version of The Prisoner of Zenda, but it was as a musical comedy star in West End productions that she achieved her greatest fame. From 1937 to 1944, Thatcher was a resident of Hollywood, appearing in regal, sometimes eccentric character roles. She played the Queen of France in If I Were King (1937), Lady Brandon in Beau Geste (1939), Rose Waterford in The Moon and Sixpence (1942), and Lady Delroy in Gaslight (1944). Heather Thatcher returned to the British
film industry with Anna Karenina (1947), continuing to appear in supporting parts until her retirement in 1955.