Valerie Hobson

Valerie Hobson

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1917-04-14
Deathday: 1998-11-13 (81 years old)

Biography

Valerie Hobson (14 April 1917 – 13 November 1998) was a British actress who appeared in a number of British films during the 1940s and 1950s. She was born Babette Valerie Louise Hobson in Larne, County Antrim, Ireland.


She appeared as Baroness Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) with Boris Karloff and Colin Clive, taking over the role from Mae Clarke, who had played it in the original Frankenstein (1931). Hobson also played opposite Henry Hull that same year in Werewolf of London, the first Hollywood werewolf movie, predating The Wolf Man by six years.


The latter half of the 1940s saw Hobson in perhaps her two most memorable roles: as the adult Estella in David Lean's 1946 adaptation of Great Expectations, and as the refined and virtuous Edith D'Ascoyne in the 1949 black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets.


In 1952 she divorced her first husband, film producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904–2003), and married MP John Profumo (1915–2006) in 1954, giving up acting shortly afterwards


Valerie Hobson's last starring role was in the original London production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical play The King and I which opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on October 8, 1953. She played Mrs. Anna Leonowens opposite Herbert Lom's King.


After Profumo's ministerial career ended in disgrace in 1963, following revelations he had lied to the House of Commons about his affair with Christine Keeler, she stood by him, and they worked together for charity for the remainder of her life.


Hobson's eldest son, Simon Anthony Clerveaux Havelock-Allan was born in May 1944 with Down's Syndrome. Her middle child, Mark Havelock-Allan, was born on 4 April 1951. Her youngest child is author David Profumo, (b. 16 October 1955) wrote Bringing the House Down (2006) about the scandal.


She died of a heart attack in London in 1998 and is buried in Surrey, England.


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Filmography

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Edith
Once More with Ealing

Once More with Ealing (2019)

Movie
Catherine Ripois
Monsieur Ripois

Monsieur Ripois (1954)

Movie
Barbie Lomax
Background

Background (1953)

Movie
Alycia
The Voice of Merrill

The Voice of Merrill (1952)

Movie
Stella Cartwright
Meet Me Tonight

Meet Me Tonight (1952)

Movie
Alex Cornwall
Who Goes There!

Who Goes There! (1952)

Movie
Countess of Chell
The Card

The Card (1952)

Movie
Hester Grahame
The Rocking Horse Winner

The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)

Movie
Carol North
The Interrupted Journey

The Interrupted Journey (1949)

Movie
Edith
Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Movie
4.25
Stella
Train of Events

Train of Events (1949)

Movie
Eleanor Byrne
The Small Voice

The Small Voice (1948)

Movie
Blanche Fury
Blanche Fury

Blanche Fury (1948)

Movie
Estella
Great Expectations

Great Expectations (1946)

Movie
5.67
Diana Wentworth
The Years Between

The Years Between (1946)

Movie
Maruschuka Lanova
The Adventures of Tartu

The Adventures of Tartu (1943)

Movie
Carol Bennett
Unpublished Story

Unpublished Story (1942)

Movie
Mary Ann Morison
Atlantic Ferry

Atlantic Ferry (1941)

Movie
Mrs. Sorensen
Contraband

Contraband (1940)

Movie
The School Mistress
The Spy in Black

The Spy in Black (1939)

Movie
Pat Drake
This Man in Paris

This Man in Paris (1939)

Movie
Draguisha
The Silent Battle

The Silent Battle (1939)

Movie
Kay Hammond
Q Planes

Q Planes (1939)

Movie
Mrs. Carruthers
The Drum

The Drum (1938)

Movie
Pat Drake
This Man Is News

This Man Is News (1938)

Movie
Glory Howard aka Glory Fane
When Thief Meets Thief

When Thief Meets Thief (1937)

Movie
Laura Anstey
No Exit

No Exit (1936)

Movie
Sally
Tugboat Princess

Tugboat Princess (1936)

Movie
Tania
Secret of Stamboul

Secret of Stamboul (1936)

Movie
Claire Barry
August Week End

August Week End (1936)

Movie
Eleanor Dominey
The Great Impersonation

The Great Impersonation (1935)

Movie
Janet Baker
Chinatown Squad

Chinatown Squad (1935)

Movie
Lisa Glendon
Werewolf of London

Werewolf of London (1935)

Movie
5.59
Elizabeth
Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Movie
5.73
Sandra Rogers
Rendezvous at Midnight

Rendezvous at Midnight (1935)

Movie
Helena Landless
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)

Movie
Susan
What a Night

What a Night (1935)

Movie
Mrs. John Kendrick
Life Returns

Life Returns (1935)

Movie
Mauna
Strange Wives

Strange Wives (1934)

Movie
Last Face in Montage (uncredited)
His Lordship

His Lordship (1932)

Movie

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1917-04-14

Deathday
1998-11-13 (81 years old)

Birth Place
Larne, United Kingdom

Relationships
John Profumo (1954-01-01 - 1998-01-01), Anthony Havelock-Allan (1939-01-01 - 1952-01-01)

Children
Simon Anthony Henry Havelock-Allan, David Profumo, Sir Mark Havelock-Allan, 5th Baronet

Father
Robert Gordon Hobson

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Also Known As
Бабетта Валери Луиза Хобсон, Валери Хобсон, Babette Louisa Valerie Hobson


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