Fenella Fielding

Fenella Fielding

Fenella Fielding on her 90th Birthday.jpg
Fenella Fielding on her 90th birthday in 2017
Fenella Marion Feldman

(1927-11-17)17 November 1927
Hackney, London, England
Died11 September 2018(2018-09-11) (aged 90)
Hammersmith, London, England
Years active1952–2018

Fenella Fielding, OBE (17 November 1927 – 11 September 2018)[1] was an English stage, film and television actress who rose to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s, and was often referred to as "England's first lady of the double entendre".[2] She was known for her seductive image and distinctively husky voice. Fielding appeared in two Carry On films, Carry On Regardless (1961) and Carry On Screaming! (1966).[3]

Early life and education

Fenella Marion Feldman was born on 17 November 1927[4] in Hackney, London,[5] to a Romanian Jewish mother, Tilly (née Katz; 1902–1977), and a Lithuanian Jewish father, Philip Feldman.[6][7]

She was the younger sister of Basil, later Baron Feldman. She grew up in Lower Clapton and later Edgware where she attended North London Collegiate School. Her father at one time managed a cinema in Silvertown, east London.[2] She later resided in Chiswick, west London.

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