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Incredible Vintage signed photo in fountain pen as her character Maleva the Gypsy in “The Wolfman”, signed " With Best wishes Madame Maria Ouspenskaya, Maleva”. Photo is possibly unique signed with this image almost nonexistent in character.

Photo is an original shot from the movie copyright 1941 Universal Pictures. In very fine condition. With PSA LOA and One of A Kind Collectibles LOA.

Maria Alekseyevna Ouspenskaya (29 July 1876 – 3 December 1949) was a Russian actress and acting teacher. She achieved success as a stage actress as a young woman in Russia, and as an elderly woman in Hollywood films. In spite of her marked Russian accent, she did find work in Hollywood, playing European characters of various national origins. Her first Hollywood role was in Dodsworth (1936), which brought her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her onscreen appearance in that film was one of the briefest ever to garner a nomination. She received a second Oscar nomination for her role in Love Affair (1939).

She portrayed Maleva, an old Gypsy fortuneteller in the horror films The Wolf Man (1941) and Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). Other films in which she appeared were: The Rains Came (1939), Waterloo Bridge (1940), Beyond Tomorrow (1940), Dance, Girl, Dance (1940), The Mortal Storm (1940), Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940), and Kings Row (1942).

With One Of A Kind Collectibles LOA and with JSA LOA

Incredible Signed Photo by Madame Maria Ouspenskaya, Maleva”  In the Horror The Wolf Man in character as Maleva the Gypsy
Incredible Signed Photo by Madame Maria Ouspenskaya, "Maleva” In the Horror "The Wolf Man" in character as Maleva the Gypsy
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