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Beatrix Thomson (1900-1986), Actress, airwoman and writer; third wife of Claude Rains

Sitter in 3 portraits
Actress and playwright; appeared in numerous theatrical productions during the 1920s and 1930s including Lilies of the Field (1923) and The Years Between (1926). In the 1920s she wrote and starred in a number of her own plays, among them, Wooden Shoes (1930) and Duet By Accident (1935), which earned her a film contract. Thomson, who called herself 'an airwoman', volunteered her services at an aeroplane production plant during the Second World War.

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Beatrix Thomson

by Madame Yevonde
Vivex colour print, 1936-1937
NPG x26404


Beatrix Thomson

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, January 1936
NPG x83489


Beatrix Thomson

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1936
NPG x83490