Virginia McKenna(1931-), Actress and writer
Virginia Anne McKenna
Sitter in 12 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.
by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 29 September 1959
- Denholm Mitchell Elliott (husband)
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