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Priscilla Lawson (Priscilla Shortridge)

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Biography

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
A voluptuous, rather severe-looking beauty, dark-haired Priscilla Lawson was a professional model in her early twenties when she was crowned "Miss Miami Beach" in 1935. The attention helped her to win a contract with Universal Pictures and she soon began appearing in films. Confined mostly to small roles as nurses, hat check girls, switchboard operators and secretaries, she capped her brief, rather unremarkable 1930s career as Princess Aura, daughter of Ming the Merciless in the classic cliffhanger Flash Gordon (1936), a role that made her a minor cult figure. Her moviemaking career was over within five years. Read more...

Actor

Character: Student / Phone Operator

College Holiday 1936

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Character: Princess Aura in Flashback

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars 1938

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Character: Frau Brunner - Sanatorium Clerk

Three Comrades 1938

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Character: Nina Martinez

The Girl of the Golden West 1938

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Character: Hairdresser #1

The Women 1939

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Character: Bessie - Barmaid

Billy the Kid 1941

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