Joan Plowright

Joan Ann Plowright (born October 28, 1929 in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, England) is a British actress, widow of Laurence Olivier. In addition to being Lady Olivier (later Baroness Olivier) she was made a Dame (DBE) in her own right in the New Year's Honours for 2004.

Career

Long known as a superb theatre actress, Plowright trained at the Old Vic Theatre School in London and made her stage debut in 1951 and her London debut in 1954. In 1956 she joined the English Theatre Company and won the role of Margery Pincher in The Country Wife. She appeared in The Chairs (by Eugène Ionesco), Major Barbara, Saint Joan and in 1958 she co-starred with future husband Laurence Olivier in the production of The Entertainer.

Plowright continued to appear on stage and in films such as The Entertainer and The Three Sisters. In 1961 she was awarded a Tony for her role in A Taste of Honey on Broadway. After a brief hiatus to devote time to her family she has returned to the screen and can be seen in films such as Dennis the Menace, Enchanted April and Tea With Mussolini.

As of July 2003 she was performing in the stage production Absolutely! (perhaps) in London.

Personal

Joan Plowright was first married to Roger Gage. She divorced him and in 1961 married Laurence Olivier. Together the couple had three children, Richard, Tamsin and Julie-Kate. The couple were married until 1989 (his death).

Selected Filmography

  • Goose! (2004) as Beatrice Fairfield
  • Back to the Secret Garden (2001) as Martha Sowerby
  • Tea With Mussolini (1999) as Mary Wallace
  • The Scarlet Letter (1995) as Harriet Hibbons
  • Dennis the Menace (1993) as Mrs. Martha Wilson
  • Enchanted April (1992) as Mrs. Fisher
  • Avalon (1990) as Eva Krichinsky
  • Three Sisters (1970) as Masha
  • The Entertainer (1960) as Jean Rice
  • Moby Dick (1956) (uncredited, as Starbuck's Wife) (her first film role)

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The couple were married until 1989 (his death). On July 7, 2003, Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson was a featured guest on Saralegui's show. Together the couple had three children, Richard, Tamsin and Julie-Kate. In 2001, she started the recurring role of Tia Cristina Lopez on the American soap opera Passions. She divorced him and in 1961 married Laurence Olivier. She also has several offers to keep acting, including one to appear on The George Lopez Show. Joan Plowright was first married to Roger Gage. As an actress, Cristina debuted on The Taina Show.

As of July 2003 she was performing in the stage production Absolutely! (perhaps) in London. She added a Monday night version of her show, but ultimately, her daily show was cancelled and now she only has the Monday night show. After a brief hiatus to devote time to her family she has returned to the screen and can be seen in films such as Dennis the Menace, Enchanted April and Tea With Mussolini. In addition, she is seen on the cover of Maria Antonieta Collins' books, sponsoring them. In 1961 she was awarded a Tony for her role in A Taste of Honey on Broadway. Cristina went on to publish her own magazine,(Cristina, La Revista) and several books. Plowright continued to appear on stage and in films such as The Entertainer and The Three Sisters. In another, Trevi spent a large amount of time crying while talking about her life.

She appeared in The Chairs (by Eugène Ionesco), Major Barbara, Saint Joan and in 1958 she co-starred with future husband Laurence Olivier in the production of The Entertainer. In one of her most viewed shows, she put Edgardo Diaz face to face with one of the former members of Menudo, Ralphy Rodriguez, so they could confront each other over allegations of abuse that Rodriguez had made against Diaz. In 1956 she joined the English Theatre Company and won the role of Margery Pincher in The Country Wife. During the 1990s, Cristina's show increased in popularity, her show guests including Don Francisco, the former members of Menudo, Celia Cruz, Thalía, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Jorge Ramos, Gloria Estefan and her husand Emilio, Gloria Trevi, Chayanne, Ricky Martin and many more. Long known as a superb theatre actress, Plowright trained at the Old Vic Theatre School in London and made her stage debut in 1951 and her London debut in 1954. Cristina around that time got married to her husband Marcos, a former member of the Miami Sound Machine music band. In addition to being Lady Olivier (later Baroness Olivier) she was made a Dame (DBE) in her own right in the New Year's Honours for 2004. She led Cosmopolitan through most of the 1980s, and in 1988, she began transforming her journalism success into television success, when she started her TV talk show, El Show de Cristina, on Univision.

Joan Ann Plowright (born October 28, 1929 in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, England) is a British actress, widow of Laurence Olivier. Eventually she worked her way up to becoming the editor of the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan magazine. Moby Dick (1956) (uncredited, as Starbuck's Wife) (her first film role). Saralegui was a student in the University of Miami, when she got an internship with Spanish language magazine Vanidades (the Spanish version of Vanity Fair). The Entertainer (1960) as Jean Rice. Cristina's family had built their wealth in the world of newspaper publishing. Three Sisters (1970) as Masha. A member of a prominent family, Saralegui moved to Miami, in 1960, when she was 12 years old.

Avalon (1990) as Eva Krichinsky. Cristina Saralegui (born January 29, 1948) is a successful journalist, talk show host and actress who is a native of Cuba. Fisher. Enchanted April (1992) as Mrs. Martha Wilson.

Dennis the Menace (1993) as Mrs. The Scarlet Letter (1995) as Harriet Hibbons. Tea With Mussolini (1999) as Mary Wallace. Back to the Secret Garden (2001) as Martha Sowerby.

Goose! (2004) as Beatrice Fairfield.

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