Patricia Medina

Actor
A celebrated beauty in her native England, actress Patricia Medina enjoyed modest success in Hollywood during the early 1950s, most notably in Orson Welles' "Mr. Arkadin" (1955), before spending the remainder of her ... Read more »
Born: 07/19/1919 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (18)

The Killing of Sister George 1968 (Movie)

Betty Thaxter (Actor)

Snow White and the Three Stooges 1961 (Movie)

Queen (Actor)

Desperate Search 1956 (Movie)

Nora Stead (Actor)

El Monstrud de la Montana Huela 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Arkadin 1955 (Movie)

Mily (Actor)

Phantom of the Rue Morgue 1954 (Movie)

Jeannette Rovere (Actor)

The Black Knight 1954 (Movie)

Linet (Actor)

Botany Bay 1953 (Movie)

Sally Munroe (Actor)

Francis 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Jackpot 1950 (Movie)

Hildegarde Jonet / Hilda Jones (Actor)

Dinner at the Ritz (Movie)

(Actor)

Kiss the Bride Goodbye (Movie)

Joan Dodd (Actor)

Moss Rose (Movie)

Audrey Ashton (Actor)

The First of the Few (Movie)

(Actor)

The Foxes of Harrow (Movie)

Desiree (Actor)

The Lady and the Bandit (Movie)

Turpin's Wife (Actor)

The Secret Heart (Movie)

Kay Burns (Actor)

Biography

A celebrated beauty in her native England, actress Patricia Medina enjoyed modest success in Hollywood during the early 1950s, most notably in Orson Welles' "Mr. Arkadin" (1955), before spending the remainder of her career in episodic television and low-budget features. The child of Spanish and English parents, her exotic looks made her a natural for swashbuckling adventures like "Fortunes of Captain Blood" (1950) and "Botany Bay" (1953). By the 1960s, she had married actor Joseph Cotten and worked almost exclusively on television, save for a risqué turn in "The Killing of Sister George" (1968). Medina retired from acting in 1978 to care for Cotten in his final years before she, herself, passed away in 2012 from natural causes at the age of 92. Though never a celebrated actress, Patricia Medina remained an alluring favorite among fans of B-movies from the 1950s and early '60s.

Relationships

Joseph Cotten Actor

Husband
Married Oct. 20, 1960 until his death on Feb. 6, 1994

Richard Greene Actor

Husband
Married Dec. 24, 1941 Co-starred in in "The Fighting O'Flynn" (1949) Divorced June 25, 1951

Ramón Nebot

Father

Milestones

1998

Released autobiography Laid Back in Hollywood

1978

Retired from acting after final film appearance, the Mexican drama "El llanto de los pobres"

1975

Cast in the adventure film "Timber Tramps"

1968

Acted opposite Cotten in the Japanese-American co-production "Ido zero daisakusen/Latitude Zero"

1968

Returned to films to play a role in "The Killing of Sister George"

1962

Successfully played in the drama "Calculated Risk" on Broadway opposite husband Joseph Cotten

1961

Returned to primarily stage work after "Snow White and the Three Stooges"

1957

Appeared a panelist on the NBC game show "High Low Quiz"

1954

Co-starred with Karl Malden in "Phantom of the Rue Morgue"

1950

First film opposite Louis Hayward, "Fortunes of Captain Blood"

1950

Began playing lead roles in American films such as "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion"

1946

First American film, "The Secret Heart" with Lionel Barrymore and Claudette Colbert

1944

Went to Hollywood (date approximate)

1944

Began playing leading roles in British films with "Kiss the Bride Goodbye"

1938

Launched film career in "Double or Quits" and "Simply Terrific"

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