Carol Cleveland

Despite her extensive and varied credits, comic actress Carol Cleveland will forever be best remembered as the unofficial seventh member of British sketch comedy troupe Monty Python, appearing in two-thirds of their ... Read more »
Born: 01/13/1942 in London, UK

Filmography

Actor (17)

Monty Python Live (Mostly) 2014 (Movie)

Herself - Various (Actor)

The Sweeter Side of Life 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Life of Python 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Three of a Kind 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Monty Python's Flying Circus 1974 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Half Moon Street 1986 (Movie)

American Wife (Actor)

Funny Money 1982 (Movie)

Delphine (Actor)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monty Python's Life Of Brian 1979 (Movie)

Elsie--a Passerby (Actor)

Pleasure at Her Majesty's 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Return of the Pink Panther 1975 (Movie)

Sari Lady (Actor)

Foreign Exchange 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adding Machine 1969 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Some May Live 1966 (Movie)

(Actor)

Annie: A Royal Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Despite her extensive and varied credits, comic actress Carol Cleveland will forever be best remembered as the unofficial seventh member of British sketch comedy troupe Monty Python, appearing in two-thirds of their television episodes and all their films. Cleveland's parents were movie bit players who met on a set, putting showbiz in her blood; when her mother divorced and then married an American, the family moved to Texas. By the time Cleveland returned to England in 1960 at age 18, she'd won many local beauty pageants and acquired an American accent. Her looks and voice were both in demand on British television first in dramas (often cast as an American) and then as a comedienne at the BBC, eventually coming to the attention of Monty Python. The six-man group needed a real woman for sketches where drag wasn't an option, and Cleveland's statuesque looks and amiability about baring flesh made her a key component of many of their sketches. In addition to appearing in their wildly popular television show and films, Cleveland joined the troupe on tour. Her post-Python career has kept her less active than her co-stars, limited to increasingly rare television guest parts and a few minor film roles.

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