Elsa Lanchester Biography
Birthday: October 28, 1902 (Scorpio)
Born In: Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom
Elsa Lanchester was a famous British actress best known for her lead role in the sci-fi horror film 'Bride of Frankenstein'. It was a sequel to the hit film 'Frankenstein,’ which was based on the popular novel of the same name by Mary Shelley. She later earned an Oscar nomination for her role in the film 'Come to the Stars' which was directed by Henry Koster. Other works that earned her fame and recognition include her role in the courtroom drama film ‘Witness for the Prosecution’. Lanchester earned her second Oscar nomination in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in this movie. Later she also ventured into television and appeared in the comedy TV show ‘The John Forsythe Show’ among others. She lived a long life and enjoyed an extensive and productive career. Some of the last films in her career were ‘Terror in the Wax Museum,’ ‘Murder by Death’ and ‘Die Laughing’. She passed away from bronchopneumonia at the Motion Picture Hospital at the age of 84.