Alma Reville Biography
Birthday: August 14, 1899 (Leo)
Born In: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Popularly known as Lady Hitchcock, Alma Lucy Reville was a notable film editor and scriptwriter who majorly assisted her British-American director husband, Alfred Hitchcock, in filmmaking. She had already established a firm foothold in the film industry as an editor when Hitchcock made his debut. Nonetheless, she mostly preferred to stay behind the scenes rather than venturing into the domain of filmmaking. Having begun her career in the prestigious Twikenham Film Studios, she later moved to the Famous Players-Lasky’s Studio where she worked with Hitchcock in various projects. However, ‘The Pleasure Garden’ was their first independent joint venture with Hitchcock as a debutant director. Alma soon became an inevitable part of Hitchcock‘s team and together they produced some timeless films, such as ‘The Ring’, ‘The Mountain Eagle’, ‘the Lady Vanishes’, ‘Psycho’. She also worked with many other significant directors, such as Henrik Galeen, Maurice Elvey and Berthold Viertel. After moving to California with her family, she went on to contribute to Alfred Hitchcock’s Hollywood career in a remarkable way. Hitchcock, on many occasions, had spoken at large about how Alma Reville inspired and aided him in becoming one of the most influential filmmakers of all times.