Moira Shearer

Actor, Ballerina
Delicately pretty red-haired ballerina who made a stunning film debut in the classic dance drama, "The Red Shoes" (1948) by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Shearer appeared in a number of roles (not all of which ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1926 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (6)

The Red Shoes 1993 (Movie)

Victoria Page (Actor)

Un, deux, trois, quatre! 1962 (Movie)

Roxane (Actor)

Peeping Tom 1960 (Movie)

Vivian (Actor)

The Man Who Loved Redheads 1955 (Movie)

Olga (Actor)

The Story of Three Loves 1952 (Movie)

Paula Woodward (Actor)

Tales of Hoffmann 1951 (Movie)

Dancer (Actor)

Biography

Delicately pretty red-haired ballerina who made a stunning film debut in the classic dance drama, "The Red Shoes" (1948) by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Shearer appeared in a number of roles (not all of which involved dancing) through the 1950s, notably in Powell and Pressburger's beautifully baroque "Tales of Hoffman" (1951); the intriguing "The Man Who Loved Redheads" (1954), in which she played four roles; and Powell's unsettling landmark solo effort, "Peeping Tom" (1960). She retired in the early 1960s following her marriage to writer Ludovic Kennedy but returned to the London stage with a 1974 appearance in "Man and Wife."

Relationships

Ludovic Kennedy

Husband

Milestones

1948

Screen debut, "The Red Shoes"

Professional dancing debut with the International Ballet at age 15

Joined Sadler's Wells ballet at age 16

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