Elaine Taylor Plummer- Biography

Elaine Regina Taylor was born in Hemel, Hemstead, Hert England on October 17, 1943. She grew up in England and became interested in dance when her mother Frances took her to dance lessons at Miss Coy's dancing school. In 1950 she appeared as Will O'the Wisp, and had her hair prepared by the famous hairdresser Raymond, aka Mr. Teasy Weasy who had a salon in Mayfair. Later she studied dance at the Italia Conti School for Stage . She probably began acting in school plays and after high school she got several parts on the "Telly". She studied dance and ballet from an early age, and eventually was enrolled in the corps of the London Festival Ballet. Her first part in a television series was in the "Old Campaigners" in 1967. That same year, she appeared in a feature role as Victoria in the musical Half a Sixpence both on stage and in film, with Tommy Steele, and she had a small part as Peg in the James Bond spoof, Casino Royale. In 1968 she starred as Victoria in Diamonds for Breakfast, and was featured as Shirley Blair in the Bette Davis film, The Anniversary. The year 1969 was a very significant year, because she met her future husband, the actor Christopher Plummer, on the set of the classic farce Lock Up Your Daughters in Ireland. At the time she had her hair tinted red, which seemed to appeal to Christopher. They were married in 1970 in Montreal by the same clergyman who married Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor the first time. Christopher and Elaine found a mutual passion in renovating houses, . They started by remodeling two houses in London, one near Grasse in the south of France, one in West Hollywood and then two in Connecticut, finally settling down in their present house in Weston, Connecticut. On most of these houses, Elaine acted as the decorator and Christopher was the architect. Elaine learned to be a gourmet French cook.
The year 1970 had found Elaine starring as Christine in The Games, and as Eileen Midway in All the Way Up. Elaine and Christopher have lived in their English Manor style house in New England since the late 1970's. Elaine decided to take up acting again by the mid 1980's, and appeared in The George McKenna Story in 1986, a TV film, and in 1987 she co-produced the film Love Potion. In 1988 she appeared as a nurse in Sharing Richard, a TV film. Her most recent appearamce was in the 1992 TV film Till Death Us Do Part. Her complete filmography includes at least 11 films from 1967 to 1992.

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