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Virginia McKenna (1931-), Actress and writer

Virginia Anne McKenna

Sitter in 11 portraits
Stage and screen actress. In the 1950s films included The Cruel Sea (1953), A Town Like Alice (1956) and Carve Her Name with Pride (1958). First married to Denholm Elliott (1954-6) she co-starred with her second husband Bill Travers in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957), Born Free (1966) and Ring of Bright Water (1969). Their Born Free Foundation campaigns for threatened wild animals.

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Virginia McKenna

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1952
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Virginia McKenna

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1952
NPG x20335

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Virginia McKenna

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1953
NPG x34860

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Virginia McKenna

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1953
NPG x76052

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The Young Look in the Theatre

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1953
NPG x30113

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Sir Roger George Moore; Virginia McKenna

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1954
NPG x76098

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Virginia McKenna

by Cornel Lucas
bromide fibre print, 1954
NPG x27888

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Stars of the British Screen

by Norman Parkinson
cibachrome print, 11 December 1985
NPG x126889

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Stars of the British Screen

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print, 11 December 1985
NPG x126895

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Virginia McKenna

by Bryan Adams
C-type colour print, 21 February 2008
NPG x131981

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Virginia McKenna

by Paul Popper
vintage print, 6 June 1952
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