|Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester|
In 1950, the couple became American citizens.
met the actor Charles Laughton in 1927, and they were married two years later. Laughton's success in American films resulted in the couple moving to Hollywood, where Lanchester played small film roles. They appeared together in several films, including (1936), Tales of Manhattan (1942) and The Big Clock(1948). She wittily portrayed Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife, as a dumb-as-a-fox gamine opposite Laughton in The Private Life of Henry VIII. They both received Academy Award nominations for their performances in Witness for the Prosecution (1957)—Laughton for Best Actor, and Lanchester for Best Supporting Actress—but neither won.
|The Private Life of Henry VIII|
|Witness for the Prosecution|