Lesley, who appeared, with her twin ssterTeri, as one of the intensely weird youngsters in the classic movie, Village of the Damned.
Lesley began her career as a child actress opposite Gregory peck in 1954’s The Million Pound Note (aka Man With a Million) , later becoming one of the madly mischievous schoolgirls in Blue Murder at St Trinian’s, and many others.
Teri and Lesley re-teamed on screen to play twins in Cyril Frankel’s 1958 Technicolor comedy She Didn’t Say No. Set in Ireland, but shot in Cornwall, its subject of an Irish mum with a brood of kids, each by a different father, caused something of a sensation at the time. A newly restored print was recently shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art to great acclaim
The sisters got together again on the big screen, quite literally this time, as Siamese twins in David Lynch’s Elephant Man.
Lesley subsequently also appeared with Teri in ITV’s classic 1970 sci-fi series Timeslip and in 1995’s Ghostbusters of East Finchley.