Carolyn Seymour in Steptoe and Son

In 1972, it looked as if Carolyn Seymour was going to be a big film star. The previous year she had co-starred with Albert Finney in the movie Gumshoe and with David Hemmings in Unman, Wittering and Zigo and the following year saw her acting alongside Peter O'Toole in The Ruling Class. 1972 also saw the lovely actress starring in a big screen adaptation of the popular television series Steptoe and Son. However, after appearing in these four popular features, Carolyn Seymour's film roles became more sporadic and she began concentrating on TV work.

In the 1972 Steptoe and Son movie Carolyn Seymour plays a stripper named Zita who unexpectedly falls in love with Harold, the 'son' of the film's title. Though Carolyn Seymour is well known for her trademark short hairstyle, this role called for her to wear a large, reddish wig for much of the film (she wears a curly wig for her stripping scenes). 

Carolyn Seymour did a great job with her part in Steptoe and Son. Besides doing some very classy stripping scenes at the beginning and end of the film, she also has many fine scenes with her co-stars, Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell. Seymour's tremendous skills as an actress helped to make Steptoe and Son a cinematic triumph, with the perfect balance of humor and tragedy.