Born 1916 in Karachi, British India, English actress Margaret Lockwood began studying for the stage at an early age at the Italia Conti, and made her debut in 1928, at the age of 12, at the Holborn Empire where she played a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In December of the following year, she appeared at the Scala Theatre in the pantomime The Babes in the Wood. In 1932, she appeared at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in Cavalcade.
Lockwood entered films in 1934, and in 1935, she appeared in the film version of Lorna Doone. For British Lion, she was in The Case of Gabriel Perry (1935), then was in Honours Easy (1935) and Man of the Moment (1935). She was the female love interest in Midshipman Easy (1935), and had the lead in Someday (1935).
Her film appearances also included The Lady Vanishes (1938), Night Train to Munich (1940), The Man in Grey (1943), and The Wicked Lady (1945). Lockwood was considered one of Britain’s most popular film stars of the 1930s and 1940s. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress for the 1955 film Cast a Dark Shadow.
The actress died at the Cromwell Hospital, Kensington, London, from cirrhosis of the liver in 1990, aged 73.
Take a look at these photos to see glamorous beauty of Margaret Lockwood in the mid-1930s and 1940s.