Moira Lister de Gachassin-Lafite, Vicomtesse dOrthez was a South African-born, English film, stage and television actress and writer.
She began her acting career on stage in South Africa and then went on to act in the London theatre at the age of 18. Lister began working in films in 1943, and appeared in such films as 'The Limping Man' (1953), 'The Cruel Sea' (1953) and 'The Deep Blue Sea' (1955).
She had a regular role in the first series of the BBC radio comedy 'Hancock's Half Hour' in 195455, and was also one of the girlfriends in 'A Life of Bliss' starring George Cole as David Bliss, a perpetual bachelor. She starred in the BBC television series 'The Whitehall Worrier' and 'The Very Merry Widow' from 1967 to 1968. Lister also appeared on various other British TV series such as 'Danger Man' and The 'Avengers' ("The See-Through Man", 1967). In 1980, she made a guest appearance as a film star in the sitcom 'Only When I Laugh'.