Natural & Character


Elsa LanchesterElsa Lanchester

No. 29

Elsa Lanchester as Hendrickje Stoffels in "Rembrandt"

There is in Elsa Lanchester's personality a tough of the fantastic, which she is accustomed, rightly, to emphasise by her style of dress in ordinary life. When she is cast for parts which themselves have something of fantasy in them, her task when making up is easy. it is when she is called upon (as here in the London Films picture, Rembrandt) to play a more ordinary character that her difficulty begins. Her object in this make-up has been to avoid anything bizarre. Yet, do what she will, she cannot prevent that odd personality of hers from shining through.