Valerie Hobson (born Babette Valerie Louise Hobson, 14 April 1917 – 13 November 1998) was an Irish-born actress who appeared in a number of films during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Her second husband was John Profumo , a government minister who became the subject of a sensational sex scandal in 1963.
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Hobson was born Babette Valerie Louise Hobson in Larne, County Antrim, in Ulster. Her father was a captain in the Royal Navy. Before she was 11 years old, Hobson had begun to study acting and dancing at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In 1935, still in her teens, she appeared as Baroness Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein with Boris Karloff and Colin Clive. She played opposite Henry Hull that same year in Werewolf of London, the first Hollywood werewolf film. The latter half of the 1940s saw Hobson in perhaps her two most memorable roles: as the adult Estella in David Lean's adaptation of Great Expectations (1946), and as the refined and virtuous Edith D'Ascoyne in the black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets(1949). In 1952 she divorced her first husband, film producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904–2003). In 1954, she married Brigadier John Profumo (1915–2006), an MP, giving up acting shortly afterwards. Profumo was a prominent politician of Italian descent. 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 8 October 1953. She play...
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Valerie Hobson (née le 14 avril 1917 à Larne (Royaume-Uni) et morte le 13 novembre 1998 à Londres (Royaume-Uni)) est une actrice britannique d'origine irlandaise. Elle épousa en secondes noces l'homme politique John Profumo.
Valerie Hobson, född 14 april 1917 i Larne, County Antrim, Nordirland, död 13 november 1998 i London, var en brittisk skådespelerska.. Dotter till en brittisk arméofficer. Hon gjorde scendebut som sextonåring och strax efter även filmdeb
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Babette Valerie Louise Hobson, cunoscută ca Valerie Hobson (n. 14 aprilie 1917, Larne[*] , Regatul Unit – d. 13 noiembrie 1998, City of Westminster, Regatul Unit), a fost o actriță irlandeză.
Elegant, quintessentially English (although born in Northern Ireland) Valerie Hobson was the daughter of a British army officer. She studied dancing at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and appeared on the stage for the first time at age 16, but she contracted a case of scarlet fever and decided to give up dancing for acting.
Valerie Hobson (14. april 1917 – 13. novembar 1998) bila je britanska glumica, poznata po nastupima u nekim od najpoznatijih britanskih filmova 1940-ih, ali i kao druga supruga britanskog političara Johna Profuma.
She was born Valerie Babette Louise Hobson, in Larne, Northern Ireland, in 1917, the daughter of a British naval officer who was serving on a minesweeper at the time.
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