Patricia Laffan (born 19 March 1919) is an English actress. She is the daughter of Arthur Charles Laffan and Elvira Alice Vitali. Patricia was educated at Folkstone and at the Institut Français in London. At the Webber-Douglas Dramatic School, she studied for the stage.
Her first credited part was a minor role as Betty in Caravan (1946). The following year she was featured in the mystery film Death in High Heels (1947) with Don Stannard. In 1950, she appeared in the crime drama Hangman's Wharf as Rosa Warren. In the 1951 film Quo Vadis, she played Poppaea, the second wife of the Roman Emperor Nero. In Escape Route (1952), a crime thriller, she played Irma Brooks. She starred as the ruthless, PVC-clad alien Nyah in the Devil Girl from Mars (1955). Next year she had a supporting part as Miss Alice MacDonald in the mystery thriller 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956). By the 1960s, she mainly appeared on television.
In 2008, Laffan was interviewed for the British documentary British B Movies: Truly, Madly, Cheaply.
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