Christine Norden
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1923

Biography

For a brief period between the late '40s and early '50s, actress Christine Norden was Great Britain's reigning sex goddess. Allegedly discovered in 1947 by filmmaker Sir Alexander Korda while she stood in a theater ticket queue and was signed to a seven-year contract, the ex-dancer and singer was typically cast as a brazen seductress. She won a British National Film Award in 1949 for her performance in Saints and Sinners. In 1952, Norden went to New York to begin working on Broadway. She remained until the 1970s when she returned to London to work on stage, screen, and television. Norden may be the world's only former screen sex goddess to have a mathematical formula named in her honor -- her fifth husband devised the formula. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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