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Elaine C. Smith, b. 1958. Actress and Comedienne
© Donald Maclellan

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Elaine C. Smith, b. 1958. Actress and Comedienne 9 March 2000

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Comedienne and actress Elaine C. Smith is best known for her role as Mary Nesbitt in the BBC sitcom, ‘Rab C. Nesbitt’, which began in 1990 and was re-launched in 2011. Born in Baillieston, Glasgow, Smith studied at the city’s Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Queen Margaret College Edinburgh. Her TV career was launched in 1986 with her role in the BBC sketch show ‘Naked Video’. Alongside TV and comedy, Smith has also worked in theatre starring in productions such as ‘Calendar Girls’ (2008) and several pantomimes. This photograph is a rather serious mediation of a star who is known for her humour.


  • Acc. No. PGP 284.10
  • Medium Silver gelatine bromide toned print
  • Size 43.50 x 35.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2002