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Valerie Hobson

(1917-1998), Film and stage actress; wife of John Profumo

Valerie Babette Louise Hobson

Sitter in 27 portraits
Born in Larne, Northern Ireland and educated at RADA, Hobson's early films included The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Following a brief contract with Universal Studios, Hobson returned to England and appeared with Douglas Fairbanks Jr in Jump for Glory (1937). During the 1930s and 1940s she made The Drum (1938) and Q Planes (1939) for Alexander Korda and appeared in Michael Powell's The Spy in Black (1939) and Contraband (1940). In 1939 Hobson married Anthony Havelock-Allan, who produced several of her films. They divorced in 1952. Hobson retired from the screen following her marriage to politician John Profumo in 1954.

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Valerie Hobson, by Fred Daniels - NPG x32906

Valerie Hobson

by Fred Daniels
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1940s
NPG x32906

Valerie Hobson, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14107

Valerie Hobson

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, circa 1945
NPG x14107

Valerie Hobson, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x75952

Valerie Hobson

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1947
NPG x75952

Valerie Hobson, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x75953

Valerie Hobson

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1947
NPG x75953

Valerie Hobson in 'The Rocking Horse Winner', by Cannons of Hollywood (George Frederic Cannons) - NPG x34534

Valerie Hobson in 'The Rocking Horse Winner'

by Cannons of Hollywood (George Frederic Cannons)
bromide print, 1949
NPG x34534

Valerie Hobson, by Walter Hanlon - NPG x129525

Valerie Hobson

by Walter Hanlon
bromide fibre print, 1953
NPG x129525

Valerie Hobson; John Profumo, possibly by Antony Beauchamp - NPG x135691

Valerie Hobson; John Profumo

possibly by Antony Beauchamp
cream-toned vintage bromide print, circa 1956
NPG x135691

Stars of the British Screen, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126889

Stars of the British Screen

by Norman Parkinson
cibachrome print, 11 December 1985
NPG x126889

Stars of the British Screen, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126895

Stars of the British Screen

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

Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant, by Anthony Wysard - NPG D312

Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant

by Anthony Wysard
watercolour and pencil, published 1937
NPG D312

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Valerie Hobson

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 7 March 1949
NPG x71047

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Valerie Hobson

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 7 March 1949
NPG x71048

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Valerie Hobson

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 16 January 1956
NPG x8128

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Valerie Hobson

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 16 January 1956
NPG x8129

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Valerie Hobson

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 16 January 1956
NPG x8130

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Valerie Hobson; John Profumo

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 16 January 1956
NPG x8131

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Valerie Hobson; John Profumo

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 16 January 1956
NPG x8132

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Valerie Hobson; Anthony Mark David Havelock-Allan; David John Profumo

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 14 November 1956
NPG x8185

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