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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)

jill st john

Paula Prentiss

Bob Day's wife, Dorothy Provine?

Pat Crowley?

Could it be Fleur Forsyte, aka the unforgettable Susan Hampshire? The gunpoint scene reminds me of an episode of "Thriller".

Paula Prentiss

Lola Albright

Susan Hampshire

Diane Varsi

Vanessa Redgrave?

Richard Johnson?

Well, in the third picture, she looks alot like Dianne Carroll -- except of course for the ethnicity thing.

Michael Pretrovich aka Michael Petrovitch in Neither the Sea Nor the Sand.

Susan Hampshire?

Susan Hampshire



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