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Also Known As: Sylvia May Laura Syms Died:
Born: January 6, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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Blonde, blue-eyed actress who began her career playing teenage roles, notably in "Teenage Bad Girl/My Teenage Daughter" (1956), opposite Anna Neagle as her mother. She is perhaps best remembered as the obligatory romantic lead in the controversial "Victim" (1961), where she plays the wife of a distinguished lawyer (Dirk Bogarde) coming to terms with his homosexuality when a former lover is blackmailed. Syms continued playing leading roles in primarily British films through the early 1970s and later took on character parts in such films as "The Tamarind Seed" (1974) and "Shirley Valentine" (1989). Not to be confused with Brooklyn-born cabaret singer Sylvia Sims (1918-1992). Mother of actress Beatie Edney.

Blonde, blue-eyed actress who began her career playing teenage roles, notably in "Teenage Bad Girl/My Teenage Daughter" (1956), opposite Anna Neagle as her mother. She is perhaps best remembered as the obligatory romantic lead in the controversial "Victim" (1961), where she plays the wife of a distinguished lawyer (Dirk Bogarde) coming to terms with his homosexuality when a former lover is blackmailed. Syms continued playing leading roles in primarily British films through the early 1970s and later took on character parts in such films as "The Tamarind Seed" (1974) and "Shirley Valentine" (1989). Not to be confused with Brooklyn-born cabaret singer Sylvia Sims (1918-1992). Mother of actress Beatie Edney.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Queen, The (2006)
4.
 Child of Mine (2005)
6.
 What a Girl Wants (2003) Princess Charlotte
7.
 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003) Mrs Bartz
8.
 Dirty Weekend (1997)
9.
 Food of Love (1997) Mrs Harvey-Brown
10.
 Original Sin (1997) Esme Carling
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Brief experience onstage and in TV before entering films
1956:
Made film debut in "Teenage Bad Girl/My Teenage Daughter"

Education

Selhurst School for Girls: -
Convent of Ladies of Mercy: -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: - 1953

Notes

Not to be confused with the Brooklyn-born cabaret singer of the same name who died in 1992.

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husband:
Alan Edney. Married on June 8, 1956; divorced in March 1985.

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father:
Edwin Syms. Trade unionist.
mother:
Daisy Syms.
daughter:
Beatrice Edney. Actor.
son:
Benjamin Edney.
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