We all know and love Angela Lansbury from Murder She Wrote, plus she was the voice of Mrs. Potts in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. However she didn’t start out in life as a middle-aged crime-solving widow (or a singing teapot). Back in the 40s and 50s she looked rather different and played a huge variety of roles: from saucy showgirls to romantic heroines. Take a look below, oh and don’t miss the clip of her as a saucy cockney showgirl below!
Patric Knowles & Angela Lansbury in Mutiny – publicity still (cropped : see source), 1952
Angela Lansbury, three-quarter length portrait, seated with daughter Deidre and son Anthony / World Telegram & Sun photo by Roger Higgins. 1957
Photo of Nigel Davenport as Peter and Angela Lansbury as Helen in the Broadway play A Taste of Honey. 1960