Monday, 8 April 2019

769) Siobhàn McKenna

Siobhàn McKenna (born Siobhán Giollamhuire Nic Cionnaith, 1923 – 1986). Irish stage and screen actress.
Although primarily a stage actress, McKenna appeared in a number of made-for-television films and dramas. She also appeared in several motion pictures such as King of Kings in 1961, as Virgin Mary. In 1964, she performed in Of Human Bondage and the following year in Doctor Zhivago. She also appeared in The Last Days of Pompeii, as Fortunata, wife of Gaius (Laurence Olivier).
McKenna was awarded the Gold Medal of the Éire Society of Boston, for having "significantly fulfilled the ideals of the Éire Society, in particular, spreading awareness of the cultural achievements of the Irish people."

- "A strong-boned, vibrant actress, and in youth the classic red-haired Irish beauty..."

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