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Nationality  British
Years active  1945–1967

Name  Zena Marshall
Role  Actress
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Born  1 January 1926 (1926-01-01) Nairobi, Kenya
Died  July 10, 2009, London, United Kingdom
Spouse  Ivan Foxwell (m. 1991–2002)
Education  Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Movies  Dr No, The Terrornauts, Those Magnificent Men in th, So Long at the Fair, The Embezzler
Similar People  Eunice Gayson, Joseph Wiseman, John Kitzmiller, Lois Maxwell, Bernard Lee

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Zena Moyra Marshall (1 January 1926 – 10 July 2009) was a British actress of film and television, who was born in Kenya.


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Early years

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Although she was born in Nairobi, Marshall grew up in Leicestershire following her father's death and her mother's remarriage. Her mother was of French descent.


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Marshall attended St Mary's, Ascot and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). She worked with Ensa (the Entertainments National Service Association) during the Second World War.

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Marshall first acted on stage. Her film career began with a small role in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), with Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh. Her exotic looks resulted in her being cast in "ethnic" roles, such as Asian women, including her role as the Chinese character Miss Taro, in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962). She also appeared in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) as the Countess Ponticelli, and made numerous television appearances. Her last film performance was in The Terrornauts in 1967.

Personal life

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Marshall married bandleader Paul Adam in 1947 and later wed Alexander Ward, before her final marriage, to film producer Ivan Foxwell (died 2002); they had no children. She died after a short illness in 2009, aged 83. (Her obituary in The Herald says that she "died of cancer".)

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