Hollywood Actress Patricia Medina Dead at 92
I remember her fondly as the villainess Lucretia in the outrageous Toho Sci-fi adventure LATITUDE ZERO but Patricia Medina was an actress with a solid career and an impressive number of memorable credits who worked with Orson Welles (MR. ARKADIN) , Vincent Price (twice – MOSS ROSE and THE THREE MUSKETEERS), Abbott and Costello (A&C IN THE FOREIGN LEGION), Francis the Talking Mule (FRANCIS), and the Three Stooges (SNOW WHITE AND THE THREE STOOGES). Voluptuous and exotic-looking with a deep sultry voice, the British-born Medina began her film career in 1937 and was married to actors Richard Greene and Joseph Cotton. Patricia Medina was 92
THE LA TIMES writes:
Patricia Medina, a British-born actress whose Hollywood career as a leading lady in the 1950s spanned the talking mule comedy “Francis” and Orson Welles‘ crime-thriller “Mr. Arkadin,” has died. She was 92.
Medina, the widow of actor Joseph Cotten, died Saturday at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, said Meredith Silverbach, a close friend. She had been in declining health.
“She was a stunning woman,” said Silverbach. “In her youth, they called her ‘the most beautiful face in England.’ “….
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