Sandra Dorne

Active - 1947 - 1987  |   Born - Jun 19, 1925   |   Died - Dec 25, 1992   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Comedy, Mystery, Spy Film

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Who better to play the slatternly Suky Tawdry in Peter Brooks' 1952 film version of The Beggar's Opera than British "blonde bombshell" Sandra Dorne? Though never as famous as such sex symbol contemporaries as Diana Dors and Marilyn Monroe, Dorne worked steadily in films well into the late '80s, nearly always cast as trollops, good-time girls, and "other women." In the later stages of her film career, she was seen in such heavy-breathing melodramas as The Devil Doll (1964) and All Coppers Are? (1972). Sandra Dorne was married to actor Patrick Holt.

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