Patricia Medina was often called “the most beautiful face in England” during her early days in film, a title that was certainly well-deserved. She has passed away at the age of 92 in Los Angeles after a brief illness.
Born to an English mother and a Spanish father, Medina began her acting career in the 1930’s but didn’t hit her stride until the ’50s, when she was signed with MGM in Hollywood and starred alongside some of the biggest names of the day, such as Abbott and Costello and Karl Malden.
The dark-eyed beauty married actor Joseph Cotten in 1960; the two starred in several stage productions together and remained devoted to one another until his death in 1994.
The couple appeared on an episode of “What’s My Line” together:
“The Black Knight”, starring Medina and Alan Ladd: