Ellen (Richards) Samuels (c.1940-1999)

Mrs Ellen Kathleen (Richards) Samuels

Associated Houses


Glen Cove

She graduated from Escola Graduada in Brazil; Mount Holyoke in South Hadley, Massachusetts; and, Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1958, at Greenwich, Connecticut, she married John S. Samuels III whose extraordinary rise and fall from grace is told here. They were the parents of four children, including the actor John Stockwell and the Vice-President of Arts & Sciences at King's College, London, Evelyn Welch, the mother of Florence Welch, the lead singer of the hugely successful English band 'Florence and the Machine'. Sadly, the Samuels separated in 1979 and tragically Mrs Samuels (who was bipolar) took her own life in 1999.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 13/12/2021 and last updated on 17/12/2021.