Yvonne Romain - Updated Dec 2023

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Yvonne Romain

Yvonne Romain is a former British television and film actress. Yvonne Romain spanned from 1956 to 1973 with the majority of her work taking place in the 1950s and 1960s.

Early Life

On the 17th of February 1938, in London, England, Yvonne Romain was born. Her birth name is  Yvonne Adelaide “Evie” Romain and she holds British nationality. She has a birth sign of Aquarius and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Maltese-British descent. Moreover, she chose the stage name Romain after her grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s surnames. According to her birth date, she is currently 85 years old.

She has not much talked about her parents, siblings, and other family members. Further, she prefers to keep her personal and family background a secret. Yvonne’s mother sent her to the Italia Conti acting school at a young age, and she began appearing in children’s television shows and repertory at the age of 12. Unfortunately, no additional information about any of these childhood performances is currently available.

Professional Career

In her late teens, Yvonne Romain began appearing in British films. Her exotic, dark appearance and 38-22-36 body landed her supporting roles as Italian or Spanish maidens in war films and comedies. However, she is perhaps best known for her roles in a number of British horror films. She appeared in “Corridors of Blood” (1958), alongside Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee, as well as “Circus of Horrors” (1960).

She also appears in “Devil Doll” (1964), a film about a malevolent ventriloquist’s dummy. However, Romain is best known for her role in “The Curse of the Werewolf” (1961), in which she co-starred with Oliver Reed in his first major role.

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Caption: The poster of 1962 film, Captain Clegg (Source: Fandom)

Perhaps her most notable performance came in another Hammer production, “Captain Clegg” (1962), aka Night Creatures (US title), in which she co-starred with Peter Cushing and Oliver Reed as his fiancée. She also appeared in two films with Sean Connery, “Action of the Tiger” (1957) and “The Frightened City” (1961), where she shared equal billing with the pre-Bond star. Moreover, she also appeared in the 1961 “Danger Man episode” Sabotage and the 1964 mystery film “Smokescreen” with Peter Vaughan.

Other movies and appearances

However, Oliver Reed would be Yvonne’s most frequent co-star. They reunited again in an episode of “The Saint” (Season 2, Episode 9 ‘The King of Beggars’) and for the fourth and final time in “The Brigand of Kandahar” (1965). She played the second sister in the TV episode ‘Sir Bliant’ of “The Adventures of Sir Lancelot.”

Soon after, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she co-starred with Ann-Margret in “The Swinger” (1966) and Elvis Presley in “Double Trouble” (1967), which she describes as a ‘dreadful film’, though she enjoyed the experience at the age of 29.

After taking a break from the screen, Romain returned as the title character in the Anthony Perkins/Stephen Sondheim-scripted mystery thriller “The Last of Sheila” (1973), her final screen role at the age of 37.


During her professional career as an actress, she did not win any kinds of awards or recognitions. However, her husband, Leslie Bricusse, was co-author with Henry Mancini of the Oscar-winning songs of Victor/Victoria (1982).

Net Worth

Officially, this former actress has not yet shared her net worth, salary, and income. The majority of her earning comes from acting in television and television series. According to an online website, Yvonne’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million to $5 million.

Relationship Status

In 1958, Yvonne Romain married Leslie Bricusse, a composer, lyricist, and playwright. The couple were together until Leslie died in 2021. With the marriage, the couple has a son named Adam.

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Caption: Yvonne Romain with her husband (Source: Daily Express)

Till now, Yvonne has never been involved in any major controversy or scandal. Moreover, she has maintained a clean profile and kept a safe distance from such things.

Body Measurement

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Caption: Yvonne Romain’s old photo (Source: The Telegraph)

Yvonne Romain stands 5 feet 5 inches tall (166 cm) and weighs around 60 kg (132 lbs). Meanwhile, she has a pair of brown eyes with brown hair colour and her body measurement measures 33-24-35 inches.

Social Media

Meanwhile, this former British actress is not present on any kinds of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.