- Debuted on the London stage in 1947, and gave an acclaimed performance as Ophelia in a Stratford-upon-Avon production of Hamlet in 1948.
- Made her film debut in 1948's The Blind Goddess and achieved stardom as a result of her role in Charlie Chaplin's Limelight (1952).
- Costarred with lover Richard Burton in Alexander the Great (1956), Look Back in Anger (1959) and The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965).
- Appeared in two Woody Allen films: as Martin Landau's wife in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and in the chorus of Mighty Aphrodite (1995).
- Her 1996 memoir, Leaving a Doll's House, recounts the unraveling of her marriage to author Philip Roth, whom she threatened with a lawsuit when he planned to give her name to an unsympathetic character in his novel Deception.
- 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
- 1953, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Promising Newcomer to Film: Winner
- 1999, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
- Yul Brynner — Ex-significant Other
- Edward Max Blume — Father
- Rod Steiger — Ex-husband
- Hillard Elkins — Ex-husband
- Mary Grew Sheridan — Aunt
- Anna Justine Steiger — Daughter
- Elizabeth Blume — Mother
- John Bloom — Brother
- Richard Burton — Ex-significant Other
- Laurence Olivier — Ex-significant Other
- Philip Roth — Ex-husband
- Attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England; attended Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England
- Birth Name: Patricia Claire Blume
- Birth Place: London, England
- Profession: Actor
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