Florence Edith Tempe
2 February 1869
|Died||6 October 1962 (aged 93)|
Woodland Hills, California, United States
|Other names||Florence Edith Tempe Pigott|
|Years active||1921–1951 (films only)|
Tempe Pigott (2 February 1869 or 1884 – 6 October 1962) was an English silent and sound screen character actress. She was a stage actress in England and Australia, Canada and the United States for a number of years before entering motion pictures.
In 1907, she was a member of the Lillian Meyers Dramatic Company which toured Australia; for some years thereafter, she remained in Australia and made a name for herself in the theatre in plays such as Nobody's Daughter (1911), Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance (1912), and Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's His House in Order (1914). She is given one credit for her role as Mrs. Hubbard in Douglas Murray's Broadway stage play, Perkins, which starred Ruth Chatterton, and ran for 23 performances at Henry Miller's Theatre in the fall of 1918. Her silent and sound film appearances were numerous. She is remembered mainly for playing the mother of John McTeague (Gibson Gowland) in Erich von Stroheim's Greed (1924) and the landlady Mrs. Hawkins in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931).
She was born in London, England and died at Motion Picture Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, USA.