Elaine Taylor

Actress + Leading Lady
Born Oct 17, 1943

Elaine Regina Taylor is an English-born actress, best known as a leading lady in comedy films of the late 1960s and early '70s. She is married to the Canadian actor Christopher Plummer.

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1943 Birth Born on October 17, 1943.
1950 6 Years Old Elaine Taylor was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. With the encouragement of her mother Frances, she took dancing lessons as a child and, as early as 1950, had her hair styled by the celebrated Raymond Bessone (“Mr Teasy Weasy”) for the part of Will O’the Wisp. … Read More


1964 20 Years Old …  The officiant, the Reverend Philip Moreton, had married Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1964.
1965 21 Years Old Her appearance with Benny Hill on 18 December 1965 included a gender-reversal parody of the 1956 film Baby Doll that Hill repeated in 1974 with Diana Darvey. … Read More
1966 22 Years Old She worked again with Hill in the third series of his BBC radio show Benny Hill Time, which started on the Light Programme on 27 February 1966 and featured, among others, Patricia Hayes and Peter Vernon.
1967 23 Years Old In 1967 Taylor was a “Bond girl” (with, among others, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Bouchet and Alexandra Bastedo) as Peg in Casino Royale and played on both stage and screen with Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence.
1968 24 Years Old In 1968 she took the modish role of Victoria Ponsonby in the comedy film Diamonds for Breakfast - in Leslie Halliwell's view, a "yawning comedy caper yarn embellished with sex and slapstick" - that featured also Marcello Mastroianni, in his first English language film, and Rita Tushingham. … Read More
1969 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Following her appearance as Cloris in the 1969 film Lock Up Your Daughters, Taylor appeared in two more films, Michael Winner's The Games and the Warren Mitchell comedy All the Way Up (both 1970). … Read More
1970 26 Years Old Taylor and Plummer were married in Montreal, Quebec on 2 October 1970.


2010 66 Years Old Taylor and Plummer reached their ruby wedding (40th) anniversary in 2010. … Read More
2012 68 Years Old In 2012 Plummer identified "the key to lasting marriage" as "staying out of each other's hair" and reflected that while he and Taylor quarreled a lot, they "always end up in laughter which saves the day". … Read More
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