On This Day 19 March 1919 the actress Patricia Laffan was born in Streatham
Patricia Alice Laffan (19 March 1919 – 10 March 2014) was an English stage, film, TV and radio actress, and also, after her retirement from acting, an international fashion impresario.
She is best known for her film roles as Empress Poppaea in Quo Vadis (1951) and the alien Nyah in Devil Girl from Mars (1954)
Laffan was born in Streatham to Arthur Charles Laffan (d 1948), an Irish rubber planter in Malaya, and London-born Elvira Alice Vitali (1896-1979).
She died in Chelsea.
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