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Madeleine Carroll

(1906-1987), Actress

Sitter in 15 portraits
One of the first Hitchcock blondes. Born in West Bromwich, the daughter of an Irish father and French mother. Studied at Birmingham University and became a French teacher, she was also a hat model before her stage debut in 1927 and film debut in 1928. Starred in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935) and Secret Agent (1936) after which she moved to Hollywood appearing in numerous films including My Favourite Blonde (1942) opposite Bob Hope.

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Madeleine Carroll as Lady Teazle in 'School for Scandal', by Dudley Glanfield - NPG x198665

Madeleine Carroll as Lady Teazle in 'School for Scandal'

by Dudley Glanfield
half-plate glass negative, July 1930
NPG x198665

Madeleine Carroll as Lady Teazle in 'School for Scandal', by Dudley Glanfield - NPG x198670

Madeleine Carroll as Lady Teazle in 'School for Scandal'

by Dudley Glanfield
half-plate glass negative, July 1930
NPG x198670

Madeleine Carroll, by Paul Tanqueray, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x199279

Madeleine Carroll

by Paul Tanqueray, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1930s
NPG x199279

Victor Saville and Madeleine Carroll on the set of 'I Was a Spy', by James Jarché, for  Daily Herald - NPG x135035

Victor Saville and Madeleine Carroll on the set of 'I Was a Spy'

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 16 May 1933
NPG x135035

Madeleine Carroll holding a John Bull pen, by Edward Malindine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x135041

Madeleine Carroll holding a John Bull pen

by Edward Malindine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 7 September 1933
NPG x135041

Madeleine Carroll holding a John Bull pen, by Edward Malindine, for  Daily Herald - NPG x135042

Madeleine Carroll holding a John Bull pen

by Edward Malindine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 7 September 1933
NPG x135042

Madeleine Carroll, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x198565

Madeleine Carroll

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
gelatin silver print, 1933
NPG x198565

Madeleine Carroll, by Ted Allan (Theos Alwyn Dunagan) - NPG x21555

Madeleine Carroll

by Ted Allan (Theos Alwyn Dunagan)
bromide print, 1937
NPG x21555

Madeleine Carroll, by Horst P. Horst - NPG x137953

Madeleine Carroll

by Horst P. Horst
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published December 1938
NPG x137953

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Madeleine Carroll as Lady Teazle in 'School for Scandal'

by Dudley Glanfield
half-plate glass negative, July 1930
NPG x198666

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Madeleine Carroll as Lady Teazle in 'School for Scandal'

by Dudley Glanfield
half-plate glass negative, July 1930
NPG x198667

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Madeleine Carroll as Lady Teazle in 'School for Scandal'

by Dudley Glanfield
half-plate glass negative, July 1930
NPG x198668

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Madeleine Carroll as Lady Teazle in 'School for Scandal'

by Dudley Glanfield
half-plate glass negative, July 1930
NPG x198669

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