About Patricia Quinn
Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens
9born 28 May 1944) is a Northern Irish actress best known for her role as Magenta in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Hers were the red lips that appeared in the film's opening song "Science Fiction/Double Feature" (although the singing voice was that of Richard O'Brien). She has appeared in many film and television roles including the Rocky Horror semi-sequel, Shock Treatment (1981), as well as I, Claudius (1976), Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983), and the 1987 Doctor Who serial Dragonfire.
Quinn was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She began her career as a Playboy Bunny in London.
She has one son, Quinn Hawkins, from her first marriage to Don Hawkins. He is now a London barrister and is married with four sons (Boy, Charles, Jesse and Harry).
In January 1995, Quinn married the ailing British actor Robert Stephens, whose wife she had played in the BBC serial, Fortunes of War (1987). She thus became stepmother to his two actor sons by his previous marriage (to Dame Maggie Smith), Toby Stephens and Chris Larkin. Quinn had also appeared alongside Stephens in the BBC adaptation of The Box of Delights (1984), in the role of Sylvia Daisy Pouncer. Robert Stephens died in November 1995. He had been knighted earlier that year, giving Quinn the title of Lady Stephens.
Quinn's nephews are Jonny Quinn and Bradley Quinn, drummer and photographer, respectively, for Northern Irish band Snow Patrol.
In 2000, Quinn recorded the song "Guts To Dream" with London-based band The Grand. The song was to be part of an EP titled Open Displays Of Affection, but the band dissolved and the EP was never released. Quinn gave a copy of the unreleased CD to the winner of the Magenta costume contest at the 25th Anniversary Convention in Las Vegas.
In 2002 she returned to Doctor Who, playing an alien queen in the audio play Bang-Bang-a-Boom!. In September 2006, she relaunched herself as a DJ and club kitten, hosting the monthly Club Myra night at various venues throughout central London. In April 2007, Quinn joined Patrick Wolf at his London concert, singing, "Accident and Emergency," with him as a finale of the show.
On 3 October 2008, Quinn made an appearance at the New York City cast's production of The Rocky Horror Show, participating in a question and answer session as well as unexpectedly performing the show's opening number, "Science Fiction/Double Feature".
Quinn attended the 4/7/11 Rocky Horror Convention in Atlantic City, NJ, doing many Q&A sessions as well as helping introduce the show performed at the House of Blues by an all-star shadowcast.
Quinn is confirmed to make an appearance in the upcoming Rob Zombie film, "The Lords Of Salem".
Film Year Film Role Notes 1971 The Chastity Belt Wife 1972 Up The Front Magda, Mata Hari's maid Rentadick Chauffeuse The Alf Garnett Saga Jim's Girlfriend 1974 Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall 2nd Girl at Dance 1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Magenta 1976 Sebastiane Emperor's guest uncredited 1977 A Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Past TV movie 1978 Clouds of Glory: William and Dorothy Annette Vallo TV movie 1980 The Outsider Siobhan 1981 Hawk the Slayer Woman, Sorceress Shock Treatment Dr. Nation McKinley 1983 The Meaning of Life Mrs. Williams 1993 The Countess Alice Margot 1995 England, My England Elizabeth Purcell 2010 Your Number's Up Short Tamara Drewe Posh Hippy 2011 Mary Horror Madam Ruth 2012 The Lords of Salem Megan
^ "News - August 7, 2006". patriciaquinn.co.uk. 7 August 2006. http://www.webcitation.org/5kx8fqO3P. Retrieved 2009-11-01. ^ The Lords of Salem at the Internet Movie Database
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