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Peter Ustinov

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Ustinov in 1986 photographed by Allan Warren
Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov

(1921-04-16)16 April 1921
London, UK
Died 28 March 2004(2004-03-28) (aged 82)
Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland
Resting place Bursins Cemetery, Nyon, Switzerland
Nationality British
Alma mater Westminster School
Occupation Actor, writer, filmmaker
Years active 1940–2004
  • Isolde Denham
    (m. 1940; div. 1950)
  • Suzanne Cloutier
    (m. 1954; div. 1971)
  • Helene du Lau d'Allemans
    (m. 1972)
Children 4; including Tamara Ustinov
  • Jona von Ustinov
  • Nadia Benois
Awards See Awards

Sir Peter Ustinov (Peter Alexander, Baron von Ustinow, 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English movie, television, stage, voice, radio, television actor, writer, director, singer, and dramatist. Ustinov played lead roles in the movies Spartacus, Death on the Nile, Evil Under the Sun, Quo Vadis, and Topkaki.

Early and personal life

Ustinov was born on 16 April 1921 in Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden. He studied at the Westminster School. Ustinov was married to Isolde Denham from 1940 until they divorced in 1950. He was later married to Suzanne Cloutier from 1954 until they divorced in 1971. He was married to Helene de Lau d'Allemans from 1972 until his death in 2004. Ustinov has four children. He lived in Bursins, Vaud, Switzerland.


Ustinov died on 28 March 2004 in Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland from heart failure, aged 82.


Ustinov won two Academy Awards, a Silver Bear Award, a BAFTA Award, three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Grammy Award.

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