Valerie Hobson (14 April 1917 – 13 November 1998) was an British-born actress who appeared in over 40 films throughout her career, primarily in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. She is perhaps best known for her roles in classic Hollywood productions such as Bride of Frankenstein, Great Expectations, and Kind Hearts and Coronets. She often played the leading lady or the love interest of the main character. In addition to her film work, she was also a successful stage actress and appeared in several West End productions. She retired from acting in the 1960s and became a Conservative politician. She passed away in 1998 at the age of 81.