Alma Taylor

1895 - 1974

The actress Alma Taylor belonged to the first British silent movie stars and was one of the most active actresses at the same time.

After her first movies "The Story of a Picture" (09) and "The Little Milliner and the Thief" (09) followed the breakthrough with a whole string of movies with the figure Tilly which she impersonated together with the actress Chrissie White as her sister.
To these movies belong "Tilly the Tomboy Visits the Poor" (10), "Tilly at the Election" (10), "Tilly Works for a Living" (11), "Tilly's Party" (11), "Tilly and the Dogs" (11) and "Tilly's Breaking-Up Party" (13).

In the next years followed countless other movies with Alma Taylor which increased her popularity.
To these movies belong "The Tailor's Revenge" (13), "Partners in Crime" (13), "The Mill Girl" (13), "David Copperfield" (13), "The Price of Fame" (14), "His Great Opportunity" (14), "The Basilisk" (14), "The Traitor" (15), "Spies" (15), "The Man at the Wheel" (16), "Molly Bawn" (16), "Annie Laurie" (16), "The Cobweb" (17), "Boundary House" (18), "Sheba" (19) and "Broken in the Wars" (19).

She was able to continue her career in the 20's also she could not quite go on from her earlier successes.
She acted among others in the productions "Anna the Adventuress" (20), "The Tinted Venus" (21), "The Pipes of Pan" (23), "Comin' Thro the Rye" (24), "Shadow of Egypt" (24), "The House of Marney" (26) and "Two Little Drummer Boys" (28).
In 1929 she also took part in two German productions, "Der Hund von Baskerville" directed by Richard Oswald and "Die Nacht des Schreckens" (29). 

The sound film era rang in the end of her career at the same time. She only took part in few more movies and played smaller roles, among them "Deadlock" (31), "House of Dreams" (33), "Everybody Dance" (36), "Lilacs in the Spring" (54), "Lost" (56), Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (56) and "A Night to Remember" (58) - her last movie.

Alma Taylor was married with the producer and director Walter West.

Other movies with Alma Taylor:
Tilly the Tomboy Goes Boating (10) Tilly the Tomboy Buys Linoleum (10) A New Hat for Nothing (10) The Burglar and Little Phyllis (10) When Tilly's Uncle Flirted (11) A Wilful Maid (11) The Veteran's Pension (11) Tilly's Unsympathetic Uncle (11) Tilly – Matchmaker (11) Tilly in a Boarding House (11) Tilly at the Seaside (11) Tilly and the Smugglers (11) Tilly and the Morman Missionary (11) Tilly and the Fire Engines (11) The Smuggler's Step-Daughter (11) A Seaside Introduction (11) King Robert of Sicily (11) Evicted (11) For Love and Life (11) A Fight with Fire (11) Envy, Hatred and Malice (11) The Dear Little Teacher (11) Oliver Twist (12) For a Baby's Sake (12) Bill's Reformation (12) Winning His Stripes (13) Tried in the Fire (13) The Real Thing (13) Petticoat Perfidy (13) Paying the Penalty (13) The Old Curiosity Shop (13) A Midnight Adventure (13) The Lover Who Took the Cake (13) A Little Widow Is a Dangerous Thing (13) Her Little Pet (13) The Girl at Lancing Mill (13) The Curate's Bride (13) The Broken Oath (13) Blood and Bosh (13) Adrift on Life's Tide (13) The Cloister and the Hearth (13) The Whirr of the Spinning Wheel (14) Time the Great Healer (14) Tilly at the Football Match (14) The Schemers: or; The Jewels of Hate (14) The Quality of Mercy (14) Justice (14) Over the Garden Wall (14) Morphia the Death Drug (14) The Kleptomaniac (14) In the Shadow of Big Ben (14) His Country's Bidding (14) The Hills Are Calling (14) The Double Event (14) The Heart of Midlothian (14) The Girl Who Lived in straight Street (14) An Engagement of Convenience (14) By Whose Hand? (14) Blind Fate (14) The Awakening of Nora (14) Aladdin: or, a Lad Out (14) Tilly and the Nut (15) Sweet Lavender (15) The Passing of a Soul (15) The Painted Lady Betty (15) The Outrage (15) A Moment of Darkness (15) The Man Who Stayed at Home (15) A Lancashire Lass (15) Jill and the Old Fiddle (15) The Golden Pavement (15) Be Sure Your Sins (15) The Baby on the Barge (15) Trelawny of the Wells (16) Sowing the Wind (16) The Marriage of William Ashe (16) Love in a Mist (16) The Grand Babylon Hotel (16) Iris (16) Comin' Thro the Rye (16) Nearer My God th Thee (17) Merely Mrs. Stubbs (17) The American Heiress (17) The W.L.A. Girl (18) The Touch of a Child (18) The Refugee (18) Tares (18) A New Version (18) The Leopard's Spots (18) Sunken Rocks (19) The Nature of the Beast (19) The Forest on the Hill (19) Mrs. Erricker's Reputation (20) Helen of Four Gates (20) Alf's Button (20) Tansy (21) The Narrow Valley (21) Dollars in Surrey (21) Strangling Threads (23) Mist in the Valley (23) Quinneys (27) South Sea Bubble (28) Bachelor's Baby (31) Things Are Looking Up (35) Stock Car (55) Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (57)