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Belita (Maria Belita Jepson-Turner)

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Biography

Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England, UK
Exalted by her adoring fans as "Belita, the Ice Maiden", this Hollywood lady-in-waiting to Sonja Henie, was born Maria Belita Jepson-Turner in Hampshire, England on October 21, 1923. Trained in dance not long after learning how to walk (age 2), she went on to study ballet with Sir Anton Dolin. Belita's father was a military officer and mother the daughter of a royal physician to King Edward VII. The mother was a strong-armed presence when it came to Belita and immediately geared her daughter towards becoming a star ballerina. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ice Capades Skater

Ice-Capades 1941

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Character: Valentina Alexandrovna

Never Let Me Go 1953

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Character: The Femme Fatale in 'Ring Around the Rosy'

Invitation to the Dance 1956

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Character: Gisella Heurtin

The Man on the Eiffel Tower 1949

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