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Movie Star Mystery Photo


 June 1, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: As many people guessed, this is Susan Hampshire! Above, Hampshire in a publicity photo for "The Fighting Prince of Donegal," 1966.

Please congratulate Sue, Michael Christian, AJ, Virginia Jauregui and Susan Farrell for correctly identifying her! 

Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday ... or on Saturday if I have a hard time picking only five pictures -- sometimes it's difficult to choose. To keep the mystery photo from getting lost in the other entries, I move it from Monday to Tuesday to Wednesday, etc., adding a photo every day.

I have to approve all comments, so if your guess is posted immediately, that means you're wrong. (And if a wrong guess has already been submitted by someone else, there's no point in submitting it again.) If you're right, you will have to wait until Friday. There's no need to submit your guess five times. Once is enough. The only prize is bragging rights. 

The answer to last week's mystery star: Paul Lukas!

June 2, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Update: Hampshire in "During One Night," 1962.

Here's our mystery woman. Please congratulate Anne Papineau, Julie, Joan Myers, CandyC and Dewey Webb for correctly identifying her!

June 3, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Hampshire in "The Trygon Factor," 1969.

Here's our mystery woman with a disembodied hand holding a break-top revolver. (No, just The Times' art department heavily retouching the picture). Could that be an Enfield or is it some really ancient pistol you wouldn't dare fire with modern ammo? We'll have to dig through our file of firearm reference photos. (Nope, not an Enfield. Looks more like a Harrington & Richardson .32).

Please congratulate Sue, Carmen, Barbara Klein, Claire Lockhart, Mike Hawks, Lisa Mateas, Margie MacDuff, LC, Bruce, Megan Bailey, Jeff Hanna and Carole for correctly identifying her!

June 4, 2009, Mystery Photo
Los Angeles Times file photo

Hampshire and Renaud Verley in "I Couldn't Find Roses for My Mother" ("No encontré rosas para mi madre"), also known as "Mortal Sin," "Peccato Mortale," "Roses and Green Peppers," "Roses rouges et piments verts," "Sex and the Lonely Woman" and "Lonely Woman," 1972.

Here's our mystery woman with a mystery companion!

June 5, 2009, Mystery Photo
Photograph by Samuel Mircovich / Los Angeles Times

Hampshire in Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympics.

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Comments (90)

peggy ann garner

Susan Hammpshire

Susan Hampshire

The actress who play Fleur in the first Masterpiece Theatre "The Forsythe Saga"

Barbara Eden

Susan hampshire

Susan Hampshire

Sally Howes

Susan Hampshire

Susan Hampshire

Luana Anders?

Toby Wing

Susan Hampshire

Susan Hampshire

Susan Hampshire

Can anyone tell me why my answer is not listed under comments, or why my name is not listed as one who has guessed correctly?

Diane McBain

Jill St. John

Looks like the first Mrs. Burt Reynolds, Judy Carne of Laugh-In fame.

Well the third one looks exactly like Paula Prentiss. Although I don't remember ever seeing her blonde like in the first two. But really, how hard could it be to identify a woman with a right hand attached to her left arm???

Judy Carne?

Susan Hampshire . . .

Francine York?

Stephanie Powers (The Girl from U.N.C.L.E)

Starting to look like Stefanie Powers to me.

Michelle Lee??



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