Alma Taylor

Alma Louise Taylor (3 January 1895 – 23 January 1974) was a British actress.

Alma Taylor
Alma Louise Taylor

(1895-01-03)3 January 1895
London, England
Died23 January 1974(1974-01-23) (aged 79)
London, England
Years active19071958
Spouse(s)Leonard Avery


Taylor was born in London. She made her first screen appearance as a child actor in the 1907 film His Daughter's Voice. She went on to appear in more than 150 film roles, appearing in a number of larger-budget films such as Shadow of Egypt which was shot on location in Egypt in 1924. Taylor was one of the major British stars of the 1910s and early 1920s. In 1915 she was voted the most popular British performer by readers of Pictures and the Picturegoers, comfortably beating Charlie Chaplin into second place.[1]

She acted only occasionally after 1932, appearing in films such as Lilacs in the Spring, Blue Murder at St Trinian's, and A Night to Remember during the 1950s. She died in London at the age of 79.[2]

Selected filmography


  • Babington, Bruce. British stars and stardom: from Alma Taylor to Sean Connery. Manchester University Press, 2001.


  1. Babington p. 30
  2. The Shadow of Egypt. British Film Institute, retrieved 10 August 2011

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