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Clarissa Selwynne (1886–1948)

Clarissa Selwynne was born on February 26, 1886 in London, England as Clarissa Schultz. She was an actress, known for The White Man's Law (1918), The Running Fight (1915) and Infatuation (1925). She died on June 13, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The White Man's Law Lady Falkland
The Running Fight Madeline Braine
Infatuation Lady Ethridge
Secrets Audrey Carlton (1923)


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 1937 Call It a Day
Annoyed Woman in Theater (uncredited)
 1937 Women of Glamor
 1936 Because of Love
Matilda Tewkes
 1936 Everything Is Rhythm
Miss Mimms
 1936 One Good Turn
Ma Pearson
 1936 Sporting Love
Aunt Fanny
 1934 Jane Eyre
Mrs. Reed (uncredited)
 1934 I Give My Love
Woman in Car with Newspaper (uncredited)
 1934 Riptide
Mrs. Bagdall (uncredited)
 1932 Cynara
 1932 Slightly Married
Mrs. Martin
 1932 My Pal, the King
Dowager Queen
 1932 The Man Called Back
Mrs. Cartright
 1931 Unfaithful
Woman in nightclub (uncredited)
 1930 Lilies of the Field
Second maid
 1929 The Isle of Lost Ships
Aunt Emma / Mrs. Renwick
 1929 Hard to Get
Mrs. Cortland
 1929 The Love Trap
Mrs. Harrington
 1929 Come Across
Harriet Houston
 1928 My Man
 1928 Confessions of a Wife
Mrs. Jonathan
 1928 The Baby Cyclone
Mrs. Webster
 1928 Sinner's Parade
Mrs. Adams
 1928 Jazz Mad
Mrs. Ostberg
 1928 Glorious Betsy
Aunt Mary
 1928 Broadway Daddies
Mrs. Winthrop Forrest
 1928 The Heart of a Follies Girl
Caroline Winthrop
 1927 The Devil Dancer
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1927 The Crystal Cup
Mrs. Pleyden
 1927 Naughty But Nice
Miss Perkins
 1927 Resurrection
Princess Olga Ivanovitch Nekhludof
 1927 Quarantined Rivals
Mrs. Peyton
 1926 A Poor Girl's Romance
Rebecca Morgan (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1926 High Steppers
Mrs. Perryam (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1925 Infatuation
Lady Ethridge (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1925 Broadway Lady
Mrs. Westbrook
 1925 The Fate of a Flirt
Aunt Louise Burgess
 1925 We Moderns
Lady Kitty Sundale
 1925 The Lucky Horseshoe
Aunt Ruth
 1925 Scandal Proof
Miss Wyckoff
 1925 Sackcloth and Scarlet
Miss Curtis
 1924 You Can't Get Away with It
Mrs. Hemingway (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1924 One Glorious Night
Mrs. James
 1924 The Last Man on Earth
Dr. Prodwell
 1924 The Fast Worker
Mrs. O'Dell Carney
 1924 The Dangerous Flirt
Aunt Prissy
 1924 Mademoiselle Midnight
Empress Eugénie (Prologue)
 1924 Beau Brummel
Mrs. Wertham
 1924 Secrets
Audrey Carlton (1923)
 1924 Girls Will Be Girls (Short)
 1923 Black Oxen
Gora Dwight
 1923 Why Women Remarry
Mrs. Compton
 1923 The Brass Bottle
Mrs. Hamilton (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1922 The Woman Conquers
Jeanette Duval
 1922 Up and at 'Em
Jane Jackson
 1922 Two Kinds of Women
Mrs. Grimley
 1921 The Lure of Jade
Alida Corey
 1921 Queenie
Mrs. Torrence
 1921 Straight from Paris
Mrs. Van Austen
 1921 Sacred and Profane Love
Mrs. Sardis (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1921 Society Secrets
 1921 The Marriage of William Ashe
Lady Mary Lyster
 1920 Out of the Storm
Lady Rosamond
 1920 Dangerous Days
Natalie Spencer
 1920 The Cup of Fury
Lady Clifton-Wyatt (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1919 The Black Gate
Mrs. DeForrest (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1919 Bonnie Bonnie Lassie (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1919 Home
Mrs. Deering
 1919 Girls
Mrs. Dennett
 1919 Big Little Person
Mrs. Manning
 1919 The Parisian Tigress
Mlle. de Suchet
 1919 The Scarlet Shadow
Edith Presby
 1919 Creaking Stairs
The Buyer (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1918 The Talk of the Town
Aunt Harriet
 1918 The Love Swindle
Diana's Aunt
 1918 Smashing Through
Mrs. Brandon
 1918 The White Man's Law
Lady Falkland
 1918 The Bride's Awakening
Lucille Bennett
 1918 A Weaver of Dreams
Cynthia Bancroft
 1917 Face Value
Mrs. Van Twiller (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1917 The Curse of Eve
 1917 Princess Virtue
Countess Oudoff
 1917 The Calendar Girl
Madame Lizette
 1917 The Double Standard
Grace Fairbrother (as Clarissa Selwyn)
 1917 The Wax Model
Julie's Mother (as Clarisse Selwyn)
 1916 The Woman He Feared (Short)
 1916 Gloriana
Mrs. Manning
 1916 The Masked Rider
Mrs. Hart
 1916 The Come-Back
Donna Estelle
 1916 Driftwood
Alice Warner
 1915 Her Great Match
Mrs. Sheldon
 1915 The Master Hand
Dr. Lane
 1915 The Running Fight
Madeline Braine
 1915 Her Own Way
Mrs. Steven Carley
 1915 Hearts in Exile
Madame Romanoff (as Miss Selwynne)
 1914 The Grit of a Dandy (Short)
 1913 His Choice (Short)

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Alternate Names:

Clarissa Selwyn | Clarisse Selwyn | Clarissa Selwynn | Clara Selwynne | Miss Selwynne


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British character actress, in films from 1913. Played matrons and dowagers in both British and American films of the 1920's and 30's.

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