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Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986) was an English character actress with a long career in theatre, film and television. Her role as the title character in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) brought her recognition. Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror movie, the first sequel to Frankenstein (1931). Bride of Frankenstein was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of his mate and Mary Shelley. The film follows on immediately from the events of the earlier film, and is rooted in a subplot of the original Mary Shelley novel, Frankenstein (1818). In the film, a chastened Henry Frankenstein abandons his plans to create life, only to be tempted and finally coerced by the Monster, encouraged by Henry’s old mentor Dr. Pretorius, into constructing a mate for him. Every man falls in love, including monsters. The biggest horror is being rejected. The bride of Frankenstein is a very moving film and Elsa Lanchester is an amazing actress.

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