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Mr. Arkadin:... Who is "Mr. Arkadin" (1955)? An amnesiac billionaire hires a detective to learn... more info $49.95was $49.95 Buy Now

The Buckskin... Patricia Medina stars as a card cheat who tries to change her ways when she... more info $6.98was $6.98 Buy Now

Plunder Of The... Produced by John Wayne, gritty noir "Plunder in the Sun" (1953) stars Glenn Ford... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Patricia Paz Medina,Patricia Cotten Died: April 28, 2012
Born: July 19, 1919 Cause of Death: Undetermined
Birth Place: Liverpool, England, GB Profession: Cast ... actor


A celebrated beauty in her native England, actress Patricia Medina enjoyed modest success in Hollywood during the early 1950s, most notably in Orson Welles' "Mr. Arkadin" (1955), before spending the remainder of her career in episodic television and low-budget features. The child of Spanish and English parents, her exotic looks made her a natural for swashbuckling adventures like "Fortunes of Captain Blood" (1950) and "Botany Bay" (1953). By the 1960s, she had married actor Joseph Cotten and worked almost exclusively on television, save for a risqué turn in "The Killing of Sister George" (1968). Medina retired from acting in 1978 to care for Cotten in his final years before she, herself, passed away in 2012 from natural causes at the age of 92. Though never a celebrated actress, Patricia Medina remained an alluring favorite among fans of B-movies from the 1950s and early '60s.

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