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Babette Valerie Louise Profumo (Hobson)

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Larne, Northern Ireland
Death: November 13, 1998 (81)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Commander Robert Gordon Hobson RN and Violet Hobson
Wife of John Dennis Profumo, CBE
Ex-wife of Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan, 4th Baronet
Mother of <private> Havelock-Allan; Simon Anthony Henry Havelock-Allan and <private> Profumo
Sister of <private> Hobson

Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Valerie Hobson

Valerie Hobson, the English actress, appeared as Baroness Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) with Boris Karloff and Colin Clive, taking over the role from Mae Clarke, who had played it in the original Frankenstein (1931). Hobson also played opposite Henry Hull that same year in Werewolf of London, the first Hollywood werewolf film, predating The Wolf Man by six years. The latter half of the 1940s saw Hobson in perhaps her two most memorable roles: as the adult Estella in David Lean's 1946 adaptation of Great Expectations, and as the refined and virtuous Edith D'Ascoyne in the 1949 black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. In 1952 she divorced her first husband, film producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904–2003), and married MP John Profumo (1915–2006) in 1954, giving up acting shortly afterwards.

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Valerie Hobson's Timeline

April 14, 1917
Larne, Northern Ireland
May 6, 1944
Age 27
November 13, 1998
Age 81