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1985 People in group: Profession; Actors and actresses

George Arliss (Augustus George Andrews)

1868-1946
Actor
Sitter in 7 portraits

Robert Armin

circa 1568-1615
Actor and dramatist
Sitter in 2 portraits

Yvonne Germaine Jeanne Arnaud

1890-1958
Actress
Sitter in 78 portraits

Carole Ashby

1955-
Actress and producer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

1907-1991
Actress
Sitter in 43 portraits

Jane Asher

1946-
Actress and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits

Minnie Ashley

1875-1945
American actress, singer and dancer; wife of William Astor Chanler
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sylvia (née Hawkes), Lady Ashley

1904-1977
Actress and society beauty; former wife of Lord Ashley and of Douglas Fairbanks Sr and of 6th Baron Stanley of Alderley and of Clark Gable, and later wife of Prince Dimitri Djordjadze
Sitter in 10 portraits

Lena Ashwell (née Lena Margaret Pocock, later Lady Simson)

1872-1957
Actress, theatre manager, producer and writer; wife of Sir Henry John Forbes Simson; daughter of Charles Ashwell Boteler Pocock
Sitter in 19 portraits

Arthur Askey

1900-1982
Actor and entertainer
Sitter in 4 portraits

Adèle Astaire (Lady Charles Cavendish)

1898-1981
Actress and dancer; sister of Fred Astaire
Sitter in 6 portraits

Nils Asther

1897-1981
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson

1955-
Actor and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough

1923-2014
Actor, producer and director; brother of Sir David Attenborough
Sitter in 9 portraits

Maxine Audley

1923-1992
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait

Pearl Aufrere

Actress
Sitter in 10 portraits

Amy Augarde

1868-1959
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait

Lizzie Avery

Actress, dancer and singer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Allan Aynesworth (Edward Abbot-Anderson)

1864-1959
Actor
Sitter in 4 portraits

Lauren Bacall

1924-2014
Film and stage actress (born Betty Joan Perske)
Sitter in 2 portraits