Edith Madeleine Carroll (26 February 1906 – 2 October 1987) was an English actress, popular both in Britain and America in the 1930s and 1940s. At the peak of her success she was the highest-paid actress in the world, earning a then staggering $250,000 in 1938. Carroll is remembered for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. She is also noted for abandoning her acting career after the death of her sister Marguerite in the London Blitz, to devote herself to helping wounded servicemen and children displaced and maimed by the war.
Birth Place: West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, UK on 1906-02-26
Known For: Acting
TOP FIVE ROLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
A girl, Carol whom the audience is quickly informed “has been around,” and her father arrive to take over the business management of an island in the Bahamas owned by Adrian Ainsworth, descendant of many ancestors who have handled it over the years to the satisfaction of its 250 native residents. He is married to a woman who stays away from the island because she is lonely when there. Adrian doesn’t want Carol or her father there, and they don’t want to be there. Romance can’t be lurking far behind the beautiful sunset.
Release Date: 1941-12-10
Role: Carol Delbridge
A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with a Russian girl whose father is involved in espionage.
Release Date: 1938-06-17
The World Moves On
Two families, cotton merchants in England and America, with branches in France and Prussia swear to stand by each other in a belief that a great business firmly established in four countries will be able to withstand even such another calamity as the Napoleonic Wars from which Europe is slowly recovering. Then many years later, along comes World War One and the years that follow, to test the businesses.
Release Date: 1934-06-27
Role: Mrs. Warburton, 1825 / Mary Warburton Girard, 1914
The Case Against Mrs. Ames
An attorney falls for the woman he’s representing on a murder charge.
Release Date: 1936-05-08
Role: Hope Ames
Post-Civil War romantic drama about defeated Southerners, starring Madeleine Carroll and Fred MacMurray.
Release Date: 1941-01-28
Role: Charlotte Dunterry