From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Isabel Jeans (16 September 1891 – 4 September 1985) was an English stage and film actress. She played a couple of major roles in two Alfred Hitchcock silent films, Downhill (1927) and Easy Virtue (1928), before playing a number of grande dames in Hollywood films, such as Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941) and Gigi (1958). In 1968 she played Lady Bracknell in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket, which ran for nine months to packed houses. Other members of the cast were Pauline Collins, Daniel Massey, Helen Weir, Robert Eddison and Dame Flora Robson. Description above from the Wikipedia article Isabel Jeans, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.