Biography

Belinda Lee (born June 15, 1935) was a renowned British actress who rose to prominence in the 1950s for her works in the medical drama Feminine Touch, which premiered in 1956.

She was one of the reigning actresses of her era and was sometimes referred to as the screen goddess by her fans and critics. 

Belinda Lee has done a lot of outstanding work in the entertainment industry, and her movie roles were well received by her fans worldwide.

English actress

Belinda Lee
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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Belinda Lee
Born: 15 June 1935 (age 25 years old)
Place of Birth: Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
Died: 12 March 1961, San Bernardino, California, United States
Nationality: English
Height: 1.64 m
Parents: Stella Mary Graham, Robert Esmond Lee
Siblings: N/A
Husband • Spouse: Cornel Lucas (m. 1954–1959)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$2.5 million

Early Life & Education

Belinda Lee was born on June 15th, 1935, in Burleigh Salterton, Devon, England, to a former British Army Captain named Robert Esmond Lee and Stella Mary Graham, a florist.

Her father is a hotelier and the Rosemullion Hotel owner. She received her education at St. Margaret’s, a boarding school in Exeter in Devon. Later on, she enrolled at the Tudor Arts Academy in Surrey.

Belinda Lee was considered a “spoiled only child” who wanted to be an actor from nine. Due persistence, she joined the Nottingham Playhouse repertory company for a year, then won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in Bloomsbury in London. 

Personal Life

Belinda Lee visited her married boyfriend, Prince Orsini, in Italy while she was on set for a movie. According to Italian tabloids, she took excessive sleeping pills when she visited her boyfriend.

On the other hand, Prince Orsini was reportedly hospitalized three days after slitting his wrists with a sharp object. Prince Orsini, whose injuries were light, refused to tell the police why he had done it. Belinda Lee said she had insomnia and had taken an overdose by mistake. 

The Vatican said that Prince Orsini would lose his title if it was proven that he had attempted suicide. Indeed, the elderly Pope Pius XII did remove Prince Orsini and the Orsini family from their hereditary position to the Papal Throne. 

The Pope also made a speech condemning suicide, which was considered a reference to the Orsini–Lee scandal, although neither were named.

Belinda Lee married Cornel Lucas (1954–1959).

Career

During Belinda Lee‘s time at RADA, Val Guest, looking for a female to play the supporting role of comedian in The Runaway Bus, saw her in a production of Lady Windermere’s Fan and recommended her for the project.

 According to The New York Times, Belinda Lee was the “seventy-seventh” girl to audition for the role, and her casting was announced in September 1953. She played a dumb blonde and later said, “I was dumb too – didn’t know where the camera was half the time.”

Before 1957 drew to a close, Belinda Lee visited Italy to prepare for her role as a model in The Goddess of Love’s Ancient World

Cause Of Death

On her journey from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in March 1961, Belinda Lee was killed in an auto crash on Highway 91, nine miles east of Baker, close to San Bernardino, California. 

Belinda Lee was a passenger in a car driving 100 mph (160 km/h) when a tire exploded, and the car skidded. She was discovered dead 63 feet (19 meters) from where the accident happened.

Net Worth

According to sources before her death, Belinda Lee‘s net worth was estimated at US$2.5 million, and she had an annual income of US$230,000. 

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Filmography

  • Dangerous Exile
  • The Nights of Lucretia
  • Messalina
  • Who Done It?
  • The Long Night of 43
  • Messalina Imperial Venus
  • Footsteps in the Fog
  • Love Now, Pay Later




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