Patricia Quinn
Biographical Information
Born May 28th, 1944
Belfast, Ireland
Productions The Rocky Horror Show as Trixie the Usherette/Magenta (original cast)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Magenta
Shock Treatment as Nation McKinley
Recordings The Rocky Horror Show (original cast recording)The Rocky Horror Picture Show (soundtrack)
Shock Treatment (film soundtrack)
Open Displays of Affection
Vocal Type Mezzo-soprano

Patricia Quinn is an Irish actress.


Born in Dublin, Ireland, Quinn studied drama in London and spent a period of time in repertory theatre before being cast in AC/DC, and later The Rocky Horror Show, the role for which she would become best known. She would later go on to play the role of Livilla in the hit series I, Claudius.

In addition to her theatrical career, Quinn also made a number of film appearances, including Monty Python's The Meaning of Life and Tamara Drewe, radio work such as Doctor Who, and a secondary career as a DJ in Central London.


Though her career includes a wide array of credits, Quinn is best known for her singing work, namely the role of Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show and its subsequent film adaptation. She later starred in the spiritual sequel Shock Treatment and recorded a song for the unreleased album Open Displays of Affection.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)Edit

  • Damnit, Janet
  • The Time Warp (contains solo lines)
  • I Can Make You a Man
  • Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me (contains solo lines)
  • Eddie

Shock Treatment (1980)Edit

  • Farley's Song (contains solo lines)
  • Lullaby (contains solo lines)
  • Little Black Dress (contains solo lines)
  • Shock Treatment (contains solo lines)
  • Look What They Did To My Id (contains solo lines)


The Rocky Horror Show (1973)(originated the role)Edit

  • Science Fiction/Double Feature (solo)
  • The Time Warp (contains solo lines)
  • I Can Make You a Man
  • Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me (contains solo lines)
  • Eddie
  • Science Fiction/Double Feature (reprise)(solo)


Open Displays of Affection (2000)Edit

  • Guts to Dream (contains solo lines)

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