Born in Birmingham, England, Hazel Court carried on a love affair with the world of movies and make-believe that made her a leading student at her hometown's School of Drama and later helped her land a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Graduating from bits to supporting roles to leads, Court worked in English films from the mid-'40s until the early 1960s, when she relocated to Hollywood. The flame-haired Court was married to Irish actor Dermot Walsh before she married American actor-director Don Taylor.
Following husband Don Taylor's death in 1998, she would still appear on the cult movie conventions circuit
While she had a substantial acting career both in England and on American TV, Court was perhaps best known for her work in such films as 1963's The Raven (1963)
Premature Burial (1962), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Devil Girl from Mars (1954) helped propel her to cult status and brought her fan mail, even in her later years
Graduating from bits to supporting roles to leads, Court worked in English films from the mid-'40s until the early 1960s, when she relocated to Hollywood
[on The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)] The producers just said, WWe would like you to do this scene, where Anton Diffring is sculpting you, and we would like to make it a nude scene
Her daughter Sally Walsh played the younger version of her character Elizabeth in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
But that nude scene is in the European version--out there, somewhere!