Edna Best(1900-1974), Actress
Sitter in 12 portraits
Actress and a star of British film from 1921, established her career by playing the romantic lead in a number of early 'talkies', often with Herbert Marshall, her husband from 1928-40. She appeared in a production of Brown Sugar, and went on to make her screen debut in A Couple of Down and Outs (1923). She is most noted for her role as Tessa in The Constant Nymph (1926), and for her appearances in Noël Coward productions, particularly Fallen Angels. In the 1940s and 50s, she turned her attentions towards the American stage, appearing in The Browning Version and Quadrille in New York.
- Herbert Marshall (husband)
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