Patricia Quinn

"Michael Rennie was ill/ The Day The Earth Stood Still. " These famous opening lines from "Science Fiction, Double Feature," the intro musical number in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), mark one of Irish actress ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1944 in Belfast, , IE

Filmography

Actor (14)

The Lords of Salem 2013 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

Tamara Drewe 2010 (Movie)

Posh Hippy (Actor)

Marlon Brando: Breaking All the Rules 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Countess Alice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

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

(Actor)

Shock Treatment 1981 (Movie)

Nation Mckinley (Actor)

Hawk The Slayer 1980 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

The Outsider 1978 (Movie)

Siobhan (Actor)

Beauty and the Beast 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 (Movie)

Magenta (Actor)

James Joyce's Ulysses (TV Show)

Actor

Lost Empires (TV Show)

Actor

Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Show)

Actor

The Box of Delights (Movie)

Sylvia Daisy Pouncer (Actor)
Casting (1)

The Lords of Salem 2013 (Movie)

(Casting)
Music (1)

Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

("Time Warp (from 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show')") (Song Performer)

Biography

"Michael Rennie was ill/ The Day The Earth Stood Still. " These famous opening lines from "Science Fiction, Double Feature," the intro musical number in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975), mark one of Irish actress Patricia Quinn's most iconic roles - she was the face behind the glossy red lips that seduced audiences around the world. The theater-trained actress (and one-time Playboy bunny) created the role of oddball Magenta in the 1973 London production of "The Rocky Horror Show," and starred in the BBC mini-series "Shoulder to Shoulder" (1974) before appearing as the otherworldly housemaid in the feature adaptation of Richard O'Brien's retro-futuristic musical. Quinn acted opposite Derek Jacobi on the star-studded BBC series "I, Claudius" (1976) and played an incestuous doctor in the unofficial "Rocky Horror" sequel "Shock Treatment" (1981). With later roles in another cult musical - Monty Python's 1983 satire "The Meaning of Life" - and Rob Zombie's devil music horror film "The Lords of Salem" (2012), Lady Quinn (she inherited the title from her second husband, the late actor Sir Robert Stephens), showcased the vibrant energy and versatile talent that took her from the casino to the screen and beyond.

Relationships

Chris Larkin

Step-Child

Robert Stephens

Husband

Toby Stephens

Step-Child

EDUCATION

Drama Centre

1969

Milestones

1983

Appeared in Monty Python's " The Meaning of Life"

1981

Re-united with Richard O'Brien in "Shock Treatment"

1976

Featured as Claudius' sister in the BBC mini-series "I, Claudius"

1975

Starred as Magenta in the film adaptation of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

1974

Cast on the BBC mini-series " Shoulder to Shoulder"

1968

Made TV debut on "Dead or Alive?"

Appeared in Rob Zombie's "The Lords of Salem"

Bonus Trivia

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Was the owner of the infamous red lips featured in the iconic opening sequence of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

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Worked in the casino at the Playboy Club London while starting out as an actress in the early 1970s.

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Frequently attends horror conventions and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" celebrations around the U.S. and U.K.

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Nephew Jonny Quinn is the drummer for polular Irish indie band Snow Patrol; she performed "The Time Warp" at his wedding in August 2008.

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