- Category : 1914-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (11,17)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 1
American model and actress best known for her role as Princess Aura in the original Flash Gordon serial (1936). Princess Aura is the voluptuous daughter of the villain, Ming the Merciless, and playing the role made Lawson a cult figure.
Lawson married Hollywood leading man Alan Curtis (1909-1953) in November 1937 and enlisted in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. Lawson and her husband divorced in March 1940, and she then managed a stationery shop in Los Angeles, California.
Lawson died on 27 August 1958, aged 44, in Monrovia, California, due to cirrhosis and upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by a duodenal ulcer.