Welsh actressDied when: 53 years 67 days (638 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Rachel Roberts (20 September 1927 – 26 November 1980) was a Welsh actress.She is best remembered for her screen performances as the older mistress of the central male character in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) and This Sporting Life (1963).
For both films, she won the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress.She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for This Sporting Life.
Her other notable film appearances included Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) and Yanks (1979).Roberts' theatre credits included the original production of the musical Maggie May in 1964.
She was nominated for the 1974 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the plays, Chemin de Fer and The Visit, and won a Drama Desk Award in 1976 for Habeas Corpus.