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Laya Raki


Born - 27 July 1927, Brunswick, Germany
Died - 22 December 2018

Sultry, dusky German-born dancer and actress with flowing raven hair. Born Brunhilde Joerns, tha daughter of a German circus performer and Javanese mother, she began her movie career as a speciality dancer, but her exotic looks and shapely figure soon propelled her into semi-leading roles, mainly in British and, later, German films: Council of the Gods (1950), Married for One Night (1952), Die Rose vom Stamboul (1953), The Seekers/Land of Fury (1954), Up to His Neck (1954), The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955), Kiss Me Once More (1956), Song of Naples (1957), The Nylon Noose (1962), The Mystery of the Red Tassel (1963), The House on the Hill (1964), The Poppy is Also a Flower (1966) and Savage Pampas (1966), her last. She was the third wife of Australian-born leading man Ron Randell: their marriage endured 50 years until his death in 2005.