Barbara Everest

Barbara Everest was born in Southfields, London in 1890. She made her film debut in the silent movie “The Man Without A Soul” in 1916. In 1943 she continued her career in Hollywood where she made “Mission to Moscow”, “Gaslight” with Ingrid Bergman and Angela Lansbury and “The Valley of Decision”. By 1947 she was back in Britain and she continued acting until 1965 when she made her final film “Rotten to the Core”. She died in 1968.

TCM Overview:


Barbara Everest was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In her early acting career, Everest appeared in such films as “Love in Exile” (1936), “Jump For Glory” (1937) and the drama “Commandos Strike at Dawn” (1942) with Paul Muni. She also appeared in the Anthony Collins drama “Forever and a Day” (1943) and “Mission to Moscow” (1943) with Walter Huston. She continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties, appearing in “The Phantom of the Opera” (1943) with Nelson Eddy, the Charles Boyer adaptation “Gaslight” (1944) and the Orson Welles dramatic adaptation “Jane Eyre” (1944). She also appeared in the thriller “The Uninvited” (1944) with Ray Milland and the drama “The Valley of Decision” (1945) with Greer Garson. Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in the dramatic adaptation “Frieda” (1947) with David Farrar, “The Safecracker” (1958) with Ray Milland and “El Cid” (1961). She also appeared in the Macdonald Carey adaptation “These Are the D*mned” (1962). Everest more recently acted in “Rotten to the Core” (1965). Everest passed away in February 1968 at the age of 78.

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