Scott, Janette (1938–)

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Scott, Janette (1938–)

English actress. Born Thora Janette Scott, Dec 14, 1938, in Morecambe, Lancashire, England; dau. of James Scott and Dame Thora Hird (actress, b. 1911); m. Jackie Rae, 1959 (div. 1965); m. Mel Torme (singer), 1966 (div. 1977); m. William Rademaekers, 1981; children: (2nd m.) James and Daisy Torme.

Made film debut as a child actress in Went the Day Well? (1942), followed by 2,000 Women, No Place for Jennifer (title role), No Highway in the Sky, The Magic Box, Now and Forever, Helen of Troy (as Cassandra), The Devil's Disciple (as Judith), School for Scoundrels, Two and Two Make Six, The Day of the Triffids (as Karen Goodwin), The Old Dark House, Crack in the World and Bikini Paradise, among others. Alluded to in The Rocky Horror Picture Show lyrics: "And I really got hot/when I saw Janette Scott/fight a triffid that spits poison and kills."