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Rachel Roberts

(1927-1980), Actress

Sitter in 2 portraits
Welsh-born actress began her career working in repertory in Swansea with fellow actors Kenneth Williams and Richard Burton. Starred in films from the mid 1950s. Had major success in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) and an Oscar-nominated role in This Sporting Life (1963). The breakdown of her marriage to Rex Harrison (1962-71) and alcoholism ruined her career and led to her suicide.

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Rachel Roberts, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x76112

Rachel Roberts

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1957
NPG x76112

Rachel Roberts, by Roy Gough - NPG x27868

Rachel Roberts

by Roy Gough
bromide print, 1960
NPG x27868

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