1 Elizabeth Sellars starred alongside Bogart, Brando and Olivier, but has never been celebrated as the star of stage and screen she truly was – especially here in her native city of Glasgow. Born in the west end, her father ran a decorating business, and her stage debut was at the Alhambra in 1940.

2 Sellars’ long career encompassed everything from classical roles on stage to post-war thrillers on screen. Her London debut was as Grushenka in The Brothers Karamazov at the Lyric in 1946), adapted by and starring Alec Guinness. Her film debut came in a supporting role in Floodtide in 1949, set on the Clyde shipyards, with some location shooting in Glasgow.

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3 Sellars played the wife marked for murder in the first production of Dial ‘M’ For Murder in 1952 (then a new play for television, its stage and film versions came later.) In Hollywood, she played Humphrey Bogart’s script-girl wife in The Barefoot Contessa in 1954, starred alongside Marlon Brando in Désirée in 1954, and played Richard Burton’s sister in Prince Of Players in 1955.

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4 On stage, she took over from Vivien Leigh as a colonial governor’s wife in Noel Coward’s South Sea Bubble and from Anna Massey in the title role of The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie. On TV, she starred with Laurence Olivier in A Voyage Round My Father in 1982.

5 Sellars was not your typical Hollywood starlet. She studied law, but switched to RADA, and her interest in the legal profession lasted her whole life (she died just last year, aged 98). She famously turned down a long-term contract with MGM, returning to Britain to act on TV and in theatre. “ never saw myself as a superstar, but ­perhaps if I had accepted, I might have become one,” she once said.