Enid Stamp Taylor ~ The English Beauty

Enid Stamp Taylor

Enid Stamp Taylor became a popular British character actress in the 1930s

She was born Enid Georgiana Stamp Taylor on June 12, 1904 in Monkseaton, England. Enid was educated at several prominent boarding schools including Wentworth Hall in London. Sadly her only brother, Robin, died during the flu epidemic of 1918. At the age of seventeen her aunt entered her photo in a beauty contest. She won and was given the opportunity to appear on stage for the first time. Enid began studying acting with Rosina Filippi. With her lovely voice she quickly landed roles in the musicals The Winter Garden and Madame Pompadour. For eighteen months she danced and sang in The Midnight Follies. The beautiful blonde made her film debut in the 1927 silent drama Land Of Hope And Glory. Then she appeared in the films Yellow Stockings and Easy Virtue directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She was briefly engaged to Count Anthony Bodari. In 1929 she married Sydney Calton, a businessman from London. Enid decided to take time off from her career to be a housewife.

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Her daughter, Robin Anne, was born in 1934. That same year she returned to acting in the drama A Political Party. She had supporting parts in numerous films including Queen Of Hearts, Radio Pirates, and Jimmy Boy. Enid became a popular character actress in British cinema. Her husband Sydney filed for divorce in 1936 claiming that she had cheated on him. She continued to work in films and on the stage. In 1945 she quit the West End play Is Your Husband Really Necessary? due to exhaustion. On the evening of January 9, 1946 she was found passed out in her bathroom. Enid was unconscious for three days and had two operations on her brain. Doctors discovered she had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. Tragically on January 13 she died in the hospital at the young age of forty-one. Her final film, Caravan, was released three months after her death.

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