Elsa Lanchester took birth on 28th October of 1902. She was an actress in America with English heritage. She has done a lot of work in TV and theatre. When she was a child, she started studying dance and after the completion of the First World War, she performed in theatres and in the following decade, she worked towards establishing her career in it. Then in 1927, she met
Charles Laughton, who was also an actor and after two years, they both got married.
After that, she performed some small level roles in British movies such as The Private Life Of Henry VIII in 1933. His spouse’s success in American movies made the couple move to Hollywood, where Lachester used to play some small roles. Then in 1935, she performed the title role in the movie “Bride Of Frankenstein” and this movie gave her good recognition. During 1940 and 1950, she played the supporting level roles. She even got nomination for best supporting actress role for an Academy Award. After the death of her husband in 1962, she acted in Disney as Mary Poppins, which is an American comedy during 1964, and That Dam Cat in 1965, which was the part of Walt Disney Production.
Her other appearances include Blackbeard’s Ghost in 1968, which is an American comedy. In 1971, she did a horror movie ‘Willard’, a direction of Daniel Mann. This movie was a huge success. Her last role was in the movie Murder By Death in 1976. Coming to her early life, she took birth in London. Her parents were socialists. She studied dance in Paris. After the discontinuation of her school during the Great War, she came back to Britain. During that time, her age was 12 years and she started to work as a dance teacher.
In the south district of London, she started to teach students and through this she was earning some income for her daily household expenses. She also started a theatre for children after the completion of the First World War. While coming to her film career, she did a debut in 1925 “The Scarlet Woman” and during 1928, she made her appearance in ‘Silent Shorts’. Some of her movies are Potiphar’s Wife, Laurence Olivier, Tales Of Manhattan, The Big Clock, The Wonderful World of Disney, I Love Lucy, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which was a direction of Guy Ritchie.
Talking about her personal life, she got married in 1929 to Charles Laughton. During 1938, she published a book regarding her relationship with Charles. She also revealed in that book that she and Laughton had no children due to the homosexual behaviour of her husband. After the release of this, she started to become ill in some time and within a duration of 30 months, she got two attacks. At the age of 84 years, on 1986, 26th of December, she died in California. On 5th of January, 1987, her body was taken for cremation.