Susan George Biography
Sun Sign: Leo
Also Known As: Susan Melody George
Born Country: England
Born in: Surbiton, London, United Kingdom
Famous as: Actress
Spouse/Ex-: Simon MacCorkindale (m. 1984–2010)
father: Norman George
mother: Billie George
City: London, England
education: Corona Theatre School
Susan George is an English actress, producer and horse breeder. Best recognized as a sex icon of the 1970s, she is known for her roles in the films ‘Straw Dogs’, ‘Mandingo’ and ‘Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry’. Born in London, she is a former theatre student of the Corona Academy. George became interested in the show business at an early age and started acting at the age of four. Since then, she has emerged as a popular icon of the English entertainment industry. Although she has played a variety of roles in both films and TV shows, the talented actress is best known for appearing in scenes of sexual assault in the controversial film ‘Straw Dogs.’ Besides being an actress, she has also been active as an executive producer on several small and big screen projects. In her youth, the beauty was romantically linked with multiple famous men, including sportsman George Best and Prince Charles. She eventually married actor cum director Simon MacCorkindale. Socially conscious, the actress devotes her leisure time to charities, including ‘Lasting Life,’ which she founded in the loving memory of her husband who died in 2010.
- Susan George made her onscreen debut in 1963 in an episode of the TV series ‘Swallows and Amazons’. Two years later, she made her movie debut as a child artist in the sports film ‘Cup Fever’. She appeared in the TV series ‘Weavers Green’ in 1966. This was followed by her roles in the sci-fi horror flick ‘The Sorcerers’. In 1968, the actress played the role of Jill in 'All Neat in Black Stockings', a comedy flick that follows a window cleaner who falls for a lady he meets in Swinging London. That year, George also featured in the TV series ‘Dracula’. She ended the decade with her appearances in the films ‘The Looking Glass War’ and ‘Twinky’, both of which were released in 1969.
- In 1970, George starred in John Hough's drama film 'Eyewitness'. The movie follows a young boy, who, after accidentally becoming a witness to a murder, is attacked himself. A year later, she gave her breakthrough performance in the role of Amy Sumner in the psychological thriller movie ‘Straw Dogs’. In the movie, her character is featured in a controversial double rape scene. In 1973, George starred in the TV series ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’. A year later, she starred alongside Peter Fonda in the car chase film 'Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry’.
- The year 1975 saw George in yet another significant role, this time as Blanche Maxwell in the historical drama flick ‘Mandingo’. She began the 1980s with a guest appearance in the series 'Tales of the Unexpected'. In 1986, she starred in the film 'Lightning, the White Stallion' that also featured Mickey Rooney and Isabel García Lorca. Two years later, the actress served as the executive producer of the flick ‘Stealing Heaven’.
- The decade of the 1990s saw George in the sitcoms 'The Castle of Adventure', 'Cluedo' and 'The House That Mary Bought'. During the 2000s, she worked in limited projects, including the drama ‘EastEnders’ and the documentary ‘The Real Marigold Hotel’.
- Susan Melody George was born on 26 July 1950, in London, UK, to Norman and Billie George. She has a sister named Pamela. In 1984, the actress married British actor cum film director Simon MacCorkindale. The couple was together until MacCorkindale’s death in October 2010. They had no kids.
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