New Faces: The Padded Waif

Rita Tushingham says funny things as afterthoughts. "I always seem to be pregnant," she comments, reviewing her tiny list of acting credits. "If I ever have children, they'll probably be padded ones."

The list is short, but Rita Tushingham, at 20, is the most acclaimed new actress in Britain for her performance in the film version of A Taste of Honey. Director Tony Richardson (Look Back in Anger), passing up all the established stars who wanted to do the part, put an ad in the paper and submitted to a tumult of unknowns. He picked Rita and drew from her a...

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