Elizabeth Inglis



  • Birth Name: Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins


Elegant and aristocratic, Elizabeth Inglis was one of the most promising British actresses in the beginning of the 1940s. She was born on July 10, 1913 in Colchester, Essex, to Margaret Inglis (Hunt) and Alan George Hawkins. After making her debut in Borrowed Clothes (1934) and having small roles in some of Alfred Hitchcock’s early movies, she reached the point of co-starring next to Bette Davis in William Wyler’s The Letter (1940). She vanished from public view, though, as soon as she married television producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., shortly after World War II. Despite the fact she abandoned cinema to raise her children, Trajan and Sigourney, she proved to be a good mentor for her later superstar daughter, Sigourney Weaver. She made a momentary appearance in James Cameron’s epic Aliens (1986), where she portrayed Ellen Ripley’s (played by Sigourney) elderly deceased daughter. Elizabeth Inglis died at age 94 on August 25, 2007 in Santa Monica, California.