Vinnie's Leading Ladies

by ACleary922 | created - 18 Nov 2013 | updated - 14 Dec 2013 | Public

Woman who played beside Vincent Price in Film

1. Caroline Aaron

Actress | 21 Jump Street

Caroline Aaron was born August 7, 1952 in Richmond, Virgnia. She attended American University in Washington, D.C., and studied performing arts. She made her debut film appearance in Robert Altman's Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Since her debut in film, Caroline has ...

2. Julie Adams

Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon

Born in Iowa, Betty May Adams grew up in Arkansas and made her acting debut in a third grade play, "Hansel and Gretel". When she grew up and decided to become an actress, she moved to California, where she worked three days a week as a secretary (to support herself) and spent the remainder of her ...

3. June Allyson

Actress | Executive Suite

American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined ...

4. Judith Anderson

Actress | Rebecca

Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway ...

5. Mary Anderson

Actress | Lifeboat

Mary Anderson was born on April 3, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Lifeboat (1944), Gone with the Wind (1939) and To Each His Own (1946). She was married to Leon Shamroy and Leonard Marion Behrens. She died on April 6, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.

6. Luana Anders

Actress | Easy Rider

Born Luana Margo Anderson on May 12, 1938, Luana Anders began her show-business career as a bike messenger at MGM along with fellow thespians Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight and future film producers George Edwards and Fred Roos. She convinced Nicholson to join her in her improv acting class with ...

7. Laura Antonelli

Actress | Malizia

Laura Antonelli was born on November 28, 1941 in Pola, Istria, Italy as Laura Antonaz. She was an actress, known for Malicious (1973), Passion of Love (1981) and Till Marriage Do Us Part (1974). She was married to Enrico Piacentini. She died on June 22, 2015 in Ladispoli, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

8. Eve Arden

Actress | Our Miss Brooks

Eve was born just north of San Francisco in Mill Valley and was interested in show business from an early age. At 16, she made her stage debut after quitting school to joined a stock company. After appearing in minor roles in two films under her real name, Eunice Quedens, she found that the stage ...

9. Jane Asher

Actress | Death at a Funeral

Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, author and entrepreneur, who achieved early fame as a child actress, and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career.

She has appeared in TV shows and films such as The Masque of the Red Death (1964), Alfie (1966), Deep End (1970)...

10. Mary Astor

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Mary Astor was born, Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke, on May 3, 1906 in Quincy, Illinois to a German immigrant father, Otto Ludwig Langhanke, and an American mother from Illinois, Helen Marie Vasconcellos, of Portuguese and Irish ancestry. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized ...

11. Kathy Baker

Actress | Picket Fences

For someone who has made an award-winning impact in all three mediums (stage, film and TV), actress Kathy Baker has been strangely denied all-out stardom, yet continues to demonstrate her versatility in whatever material comes her way.

The comely blonde was born Katherine Whitton Baker in Midland, ...

12. Tallulah Bankhead

Actress | Lifeboat

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was born on January 31, 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama. Her father was a mover and shaker in the Democratic Party who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from June 4, 1936, to September 16, 1940. Tallulah had been interested in acting and, at age ...

13. Leslie Banning

Actress | His Kind of Woman

Leslie Banning was born on November 15, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mary Louise Welch. She is an actress, known for His Kind of Woman (1951), Black Hills Ambush (1952) and Renegades of the Sage (1949). She has been married to Keith E. Rogers since February 6, 1960. They have seven ...

14. Lynn Bari

Actress | The Falcon Takes Over

A curvaceous, dark-haired WWII pin-up beauty (aka "The Woo Woo Girl" and "The Girl with the Million Dollar Figure"), "B" film star Lynn Bari had the requisite looks and talent but few of the lucky breaks needed to penetrate the "A" rankings during her extensive Hollywood career. Nevertheless, some ...

15. Ethel Barrymore

Actress | None But the Lonely Heart

Ethel Barrymore was the second of three children seemingly destined for the actor's life of their parents Maurice and Georgiana. Maurice Barrymore had emigrated from England in 1875, and after graduating from Cambridge in law had shocked his family by becoming an actor. Georgiana Drew of ...

16. Anne Baxter

Actress | All About Eve

Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was ...

17. Stephanie Beacham

Actress | Dynasty

Stephanie Beacham was born on February 28, 1947 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Dynasty (1981), Love and Other Disasters (2006) and Sister Kate (1989). She was previously married to John McEnery.

18. Barbara Bel Geddes

Actress | Vertigo

Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas (1978), Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. Born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, the ...

19. Constance Bennett

Actress | Topper

Independent, outspoken Constance Bennett, the first of the Bennett sisters to enter films, appeared in New York-produced silents before a chance meeting with Samuel Goldwyn led to her Hollywood debut in Cytherea (1924). She abandoned a burgeoning career in silents for marriage to Philip Plant in ...

20. Joan Bennett

Actress | Suspiria

Joan Geraldine Bennett was born on February 27, 1910, in Palisades, New Jersey. Her parents were both successful stage actors, especially her father, Richard Bennett, and often toured the country for weeks at a time. In fact, Joan came from a long line of actors, dating back to the 18th century. ...

21. Martine Beswick

Actress | Thunderball

Born to British parents in Port Antonio, Jamaica, Martine Beswick did some brief modeling and pageant entering before seeking a career in films. She allegedly once won a "Miss Autoville" contest and won a car only to sell it in order to move to and study acting in London. A minor break for her ...

22. Franca Bettoia

Actress | The Last Man on Earth

Franca Bettoia was born on May 14, 1936 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Last Man on Earth (1964), Giorno per giorno, disperatamente (1961) and Duel of Champions (1961). She was previously married to Ugo Tognazzi.

23. Mari Blanchard

Actress | Destry

Petite, attractive Mari Blanchard rarely managed get the lucky breaks. The daughter of an oil tycoon and a psychotherapist, she suffered from severe poliomyelitis from the age of nine, which denied her a hoped-for dancing career. For several years, she worked hard to rehabilitate her limbs from ...

24. Beulah Bondi

Actress | It's a Wonderful Life

Character actress Beulah Bondi was a favorite of directors and audiences and is one of the reasons so many films from the 1930s and 1940s remain so enjoyable, as she was an integral part of many of the ensemble casts (a hallmark of the studio system) of major and/or great films, including The Trail...

25. Barbara Britton

Actress | Champagne for Caesar

Radiant to a tee, well-coiffed and well-dressed Barbara Britton looked like she stepped out of a magazine when she entered into our homes daily as the 'Revlon Girl' on 50s and 60s TV. She sparkled with the best of them and managed to capture that "perfect wife/perfect mother" image with, well, ...

26. Coral Browne

Actress | Dreamchild

Australian actress who worked primarily in Britain and specialized in superior, upper-crust sorts. Browne began her stage career in Melbourne but moved to England at the age of 21 and quickly brightened the West End with her sharp delivery and stylish sense of comedy. Her film appearances were ...

27. Spring Byington

Actress | You Can't Take It with You

The possessor of one of Hollywood's gentlest faces and warmest voices, and about as sweet as Tupelo honey both on-and-off camera, character actress Spring Byington was seldom called upon to play callous or unsympathetic (she did once play a half-crazed housekeeper in Dragonwyck (1946)). Although ...

28. Miriam Byrd-Nethery

Actress | Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

Miriam Byrd-Nethery was born on May 17, 1929 in Lewisville, Arkansas, USA. She was an actress, known for Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990), Tales of the Unexpected (1979) and The Big Bus (1976). She was married to Clu Gulager. She died on January 6, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, ...

29. Joan Camden

Actress | Four Star Playhouse

Joan Camden was born on June 3, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joan Louise Creears. She was an actress, known for Four Star Playhouse (1952), TV Reader's Digest (1955) and The Catered Affair (1956). She was married to Alvin Sargent. She died on December 25, 2000 in Los Angeles.

30. Rosalind Cash

Actress | The Omega Man

Rosalind Cash was an actress whose career endured and flourished on stage, screen, and television, despite her staunch refusal to portray stereotypical Black roles. Ms. Cash was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Public Broadcasting Service production of American Playhouse: Go Tell It on the...

31. Gladys Cooper

Actress | My Fair Lady

Gladys Cooper was the daughter of journalist William Frederick Cooper and his wife Mabel Barnett. As a child she was very striking and was used as a photographic model beginning at six years old. She wanted to become an actress and started on that road in 1905 after being discovered by Seymour ...

32. Adrienne Corri

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Born and raised in Scotland by Italian parents, Adrienne Corri attended the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London as a teenager and then appeared on both the English and American stage. While still a teenager, she made her film debut in Naughty Arlette (1949). One of her most memorable film ...

33. Hazel Court

Actress | The Masque of the Red Death

Born in Birmingham, England, Hazel Court carried on a love affair with the world of movies and make-believe that made her a leading student at her hometown's School of Drama and later helped her land a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Graduating from bits to supporting roles to leads,...

34. Carolyn Craig

Actress | Giant

Carolyn Craig was born on October 27, 1934 in Green Acres, Long Island, New York, USA as Adele Ruth Crago. She was an actress, known for Giant (1956), House on Haunted Hill (1959) and Northwest Passage (1958). She was married to Arthur Bryden and Charles Edward Graham. She died on December 12, 1970...

35. Jeanne Crain

Actress | State Fair

Jeanne Crain was born in Barstow, California, on May 25, 1925. The daughter of a high school English teacher and his wife, Jeanne was moved to Los Angeles not long after her birth after her father got another teaching position in that city. While in junior high school, Jeanne played the lead in a ...

36. Peggy Cummins

Actress | Gun Crazy

Peggy Cummins was born on December 18, 1925 in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales as Augusta Margaret Diane Fuller. She is an actress, known for Gun Crazy (1950), Curse of the Demon (1957) and Escape (1948). She was previously married to Derek Dunnett.

37. Patricia Cutts

Actress | The Tingler

Patricia Cutts was born on July 20, 1926 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Tingler (1959), The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel (1949) and Playhouse 90 (1956). She was married to William Nichols and John Findlay. She died on September 6, 1974 ...

38. Emma Danieli

Actress | The Last Man on Earth

Emma Danieli was born on October 14, 1936 in Buscoldo, Curtatone, Lombardy, Italy as Emma Fretta. She was an actress, known for The Last Man on Earth (1964), Piccole donne (1955) and Le spie uccidono in silenzio (1966). She died on June 21, 1998 in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland.

39. Linda Darnell

Actress | No Way Out

Linda Darnell, one of five children of a postal clerk, grew up fast. At 11, she was modeling clothes, giving her age as 16. At 13, she was appearing on the stage with little theater groups. Her mother encouraged her to audition when Hollywood talent scouts came to Dallas. She went to California and...

40. Jane Darwell

Actress | The Grapes of Wrath

Missouri-born Jane Darwell was the daughter of a railroad president and grew up on a ranch in Missouri. She nursed ambitions to be an opera singer, but put it off because of her father's disapproval (she eventually changed her name to Darwell from the family name of Woodward so as not to "sully" ...

41. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

42. Margia Dean

Actress | The Quatermass Xperiment

Stunning, dark-haired '40s and '50s leading lady Margia Dean was the daughter of a Greek lawyer. Her parents moved from Athens to the US in 1913, a number of years before her birth on April 7, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois. The youngest of three girls, she was christened Marguerite Louise Skliris. Her...

43. Yvonne De Carlo

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of ...

44. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ...

45. Olive Deering

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Olive Deering was born on October 11, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Olive Corn. She was an actress, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Samson and Delilah (1949) and Masterpiece Playhouse (1950). She was married to Leo Penn. She died on March 22, 1986 in New York.

46. Elaine Devry

Actress | The Atomic Kid

Elaine Devry was born on January 10, 1930 in Compton, California, USA as Thelma Elaine Mahnken. She is an actress, known for The Atomic Kid (1954), Herbie Rides Again (1974) and The Cheyenne Social Club (1970). She was previously married to Mickey Rooney and Dan Ducich.

47. Jacqueline deWit

Actress | The Damned Don't Cry

Jacqueline deWit was born on September 26, 1912 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Wilhelmina deWit. She was an actress, known for The Damned Don't Cry (1950), The Snake Pit (1948) and Fog Island (1945). She died on January 7, 1998 in Los Angeles.

48. Diana Dors

Actress | The Long Haul

Diana Dors was born Diana Mary Fluck on October 23, 1931 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. She and her mother both nearly died from the traumatic birth. Because of the trauma, her mother lavished on Diana anything and everything she wanted--clothes, toys and dance lessons were the order of the day. ...

49. Ellen Drew

Actress | Isle of the Dead

Talented Missouri-born Ellen Drew was born Esther Loretta Ray in 1915, the daughter of an Irish barber. She worked various jobs (accountant, salesgirl) to support her family until her fresh-faced good looks and high-wattage smile earned her a couple of beauty pageant trophies. Encouraged to try her...

50. Deanna Durbin

Soundtrack | Mad About Music

The girl who one day would be known as "Winnipeg's Sweetheart" was born at Grace Hospital on December 4, 1921, as Edna Mae Durbin. In her early childhood there were no obvious signs that one day she would be a bigger box office attraction than Shirley Temple. Renamed Deanna Durbin for show business...

51. Ann Dvorak

Actress | Scarface

Ann Dvorak was the daughter of silent film star Anna Lehr and silents director Edwin McKim. She entered films at the start of sound, as a dance instructor for the lavish MGM musicals. She came to international prominence in Scarface (1932) with Paul Muni, but often complained about the lack of ...

52. Britt Ekland

Actress | The Man with the Golden Gun

Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a ...

53. Louise English

Actress | The Benny Hill Show

Louise English is the daughter of actress Liz English. Her mother had introduced her to Benny Hill, who became one of her closest friends. He gave her a starting role on his show as one of his Hill's Angels, but her talent proved that she was meant for so much more. Joining him as an actress in his...

54. Judith Evelyn

Actress | Rear Window

Judith Evelyn was born on March 20, 1913 in Seneca, South Dakota, USA as Evelyn Morris. She was an actress, known for Rear Window (1954), Giant (1956) and The Brothers Karamazov (1958). She was married to Andrew Allan. She died on May 7, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA.

55. Nanette Fabray

Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.

A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray (born Ruby Fabares in San Diego) was once billed as "Baby Nanette" and working with the top headliners of the era, notably Ben Turpin, in the ...

56. Myrna Fahey

Actress | House of Usher

Myrna Fahey was born on March 12, 1933 in Carmel, Maine, USA as Myrna E. Fahey. She was an actress, known for House of Usher (1960), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Hawaiian Eye (1959). She died on May 6, 1973 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

57. Stephanie Faracy

Actress | Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Stephanie Faracy was born on January 1, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016), Temple Grandin (2010) and Sideways (2004).

58. Conchata Ferrell

Actress | Two and a Half Men

It took 30 years since it was first predicted, but Conchata Ferrell finally achieved television stardom, albeit of the supporting variety, as the housekeeper "Berta" in the situation-comedy Two and a Half Men (2003). Ferrell originally had been tipped for stardom with her turn as the prostitute "...

59. Geraldine Fitzgerald

Actress | Wuthering Heights

Geraldine Fitzgerald was the only actress to appear as both Laurence Olivier's wife and Rodney Dangerfield's mother-in-law, which surely qualifies her as running the gamut (if not the gauntlet, in the latter case) of A to Z for co-starring with cinema immortals. The Irish lass appeared in many ...

60. Rhonda Fleming

Actress | Out of the Past

A native-born Californian, Rhonda Fleming attended Beverly Hills public and private schools. Her mother, Effie Graham, was a famous model and actress in New York. She has a son (Kent Lane), two granddaughters (Kimberly and Kelly) and four great-grandchildren (Wagner, Page, Lane and Cole). She has ...

61. Nina Foch

Actress | The Ten Commandments

A leading lady of the 1940s, the tall and blonde Foch usually played cool, aloof and often foreign, women of sophistication. As film roles became harder to find, Foch proved to be versatile in many areas. She was a panelist on several TV quiz shows, worked as George Stevens' assistant director for ...

62. Joan Fontaine

Actress | Rebecca

Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ...

63. Ruth Ford

Actress | Musical Comedy Time

Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. C. N. Ford, managed the Tennessee Hotel in Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1943. At that time, she reported to the local newspaper in Clarksville that she had a daughter named Shelley, age 2. Also, Orson Welles is her godfather. Prior to her Hollywood experience, she was in Orson...

64. Sally Forrest

Actress | While the City Sleeps

Sally's parents were both amateur ballroom dancers, so it was no surprise when Sally developed an interest in dancing. She entered dance classes by the first grade and was signed by MGM upon her graduation from high school. In 1945, she moved with her parents to Hollywood, where Sally worked on the...

65. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but ...

66. Anne Francis

Actress | Forbidden Planet

Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Francis, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Albertson. A natural little beauty, she became a John Robert Powers ...

67. Joan Freeman

Actress | Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Joan Freeman was born on January 8, 1942 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as Joan Leslie Freeman. She is an actress, known for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Roustabout (1964) and Come September (1961). She is married to Bruce Kessler. She was previously married to Frank C. Beeston Jr.

68. Kathleen Freeman

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Kathleen Freeman's introduction to show business came very early in life. Her parents were vaudevillians, and she made her debut at age 2 in their act. Later she attended UCLA with intentions of becoming a pianist, but was bitten by the acting bug and never looked back. She gained experience on ...

69. Lindsay Frost

Actress | Collateral Damage

Lindsay Frost was born on June 4, 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Lindsay Elizabeth Frost. She is an actress, known for Collateral Damage (2002), The Ring (2002) and Dead Heat (1988). She has been married to Zach Ashby since January 2, 2013. She was previously married to Rick Giolito.

70. Annette Funicello

Actress | Muscle Beach Party

Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young. Walt Disney himself saw her performing the lead role in "Swan Lake" at her ...

71. Eva Gabor

Actress | The Rescuers

Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary, to Jolie Gabor (née Janka Tilleman) and Vilmos Gabor (born Farkas Miklós Grün), a soldier. Her older siblings were Magda Gabor, an actress, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, an actress and socialite. Her parents were both from Jewish families. She went...

72. Leona Gage

Actress | Tales of Terror

Leona Gage was born on April 8, 1939 in Longview, Texas, USA as Mary Leona Gage. She was an actress, known for Tales of Terror (1962), Scream of the Butterfly (1965) and A House Is Not a Home (1964). She was married to Gunther Collins, Nick Covacevich, Gene Norris Ennis and Edward Thacker. She died...

73. Ava Gardner

Actress | The Night of the Iguana

Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window ...

74. Beverly Garland

Actress | Swamp Women

Born in Santa Cruz, California, Beverly Garland studied dramatics under Anita Arliss, the sister of renowned stage and screen star George Arliss. She acted in little theater in Glendale then in Phoenix after her family relocated to Arizona. Garland also worked in radio and appeared scantily clad in...

75. Judy Geeson

Actress | 10 Rillington Place

Born in Arundel, Sussex in 1948, Judy's father moved the family into London when she was 10 years old and enrolled her and sister Sally Geeson into the Corona Academy, Chiswick. Judy initially wanted to be a ballet dancer but had to change course when she suffered from terrible headaches as a ...

76. Sally Geeson

Actress | Carry on Abroad

Petite, raven haired (now blonde) and fresh faced, Sally Geeson is best remembered for her role in the television series Bless This House (1971) playing the part of Sally Abbott, opposite Sidney James and Diana Coupland.

She was perfectly cast in the 1972 Carry On caper, Carry on Abroad (1972), ...

77. Lillian Gish

Actress | The Night of the Hunter

Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio. Her father James Lee Gish was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less to fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gish and their mother Mary Gish ...

78. Ruth Gordon

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 ...

79. Kathryn Grant

Actress | Anatomy of a Murder

A pert, vivacious and absolutely stunning brunette, the former Kathryn Grant (nee Olive Kathryn Grandstaff) is now known publicly as Kathryn Crosby. She was born in the Deep South in 1933 and appeared on stage from age 3. A graduate of the University of Texas and a student nurse at one point, she ...

80. Nan Grey

Actress | Three Smart Girls

Born as Eschal Loleet Grey Miller in 1918, Nan Grey was an actress who worked for Universal and other studios in the 1930s. She is probably best remembered for her work in the two Deanna Durbin movies, Three Smart Girls (1936) and Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939). Other than the Durbin vehicles, ...

81. Susan Hart

Actress | Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

Born in the small apple-growing town of Wenatchee, Washington, the future TV-movie actress is the daughter of George and Dorothy Brown Neidhart. Her family went south to Palm Springs, California, in the 1940s to seek warmer winters, and Susan divided those years between Washington and California. ...

82. Hilary Heath

Actress | Wuthering Heights

Hilary Heath was born on May 6, 1945 in Liverpool, England as Hilary Dwyer. She is an actress and producer, known for Wuthering Heights (1970), The File of the Golden Goose (1969) and The Oblong Box (1969). She was previously married to Duncan Heath.

83. Celeste Holm

Actress | All About Eve

Celeste Holm was an only child, born into a home where her mother was a painter and her father worked in insurance. She would study acting at the University of Chicago and make her stage debut in 1936. Her Broadway debut came when she was 19. She appeared in many successful plays, including "The ...

84. Linda Ho

Actress | The Wild Wild West

Linda Ho was born on January 5, 1940. She is an actress, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), Dimension 5 (1966) and I Spy (1965).

85. Darla Hood

Actress | The Bat

Darla Hood was born in a small rural Oklahoma town on Sunday, November 8th, 1931, she grew up as dark-banged cute girl, Darla Hood began her association with the motley "Our Gang" group at the tender age of 2 1/2, as she stated on the The Jack Benny Program (1950). Her father, James Claude Hood, Jr...

86. Mary Hughes

Actress | How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

Beautiful, sexy, and shapely (36-22-36) blonde knockout Mary Cecilia Hughes was born on February 25, 1944 in Hollywood, California and grew up in Southern California. She was discovered on the beach in Malibu, California. Mary made her film debut in Muscle Beach Party (1964). Hughes appeared in a ...

87. Judy Huxtable

Actress | Licensed to Kill

Judy Huxtable was born in 1944 in Kent, England. She is an actress, known for The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World (1965), Scream and Scream Again (1970) and Every Home Should Have One (1970). She was previously married to Peter Cook and Sean Kenny.

88. Martha Hyer

Actress | The Sons of Katie Elder

Martha Hyer was born on August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas. Once she finished her formal schooling, Martha played a bit role in 1946's The Locket (1946). Slowly, Martha began picking up roles with more and more substance. The best years for the beautiful actress began in 1954 when she played in ...

89. Diana Ivarson

Actress | The Jackals

Diana Ivarson is an actress, known for The Jackals (1967), The Jesus Trip (1971) and Batman (1966).

90. Nicole Jaffe

Actress | The Trouble with Girls

Jaffe's career was mainly based on doing voice-over work. She is best remembered as the voice of the nerdy-and-intelectual Velma Dinkley in the Scooby-Doo cartoons from 1969-1973; before actress Pat Stevens picked up the role. After the demise of the last Scooby cartoon The New Scooby-Doo Movies (...

91. Joyce Jameson

Actress | The Outlaw Josey Wales

Well-endowed, attractive Joyce Jameson was typecast as 'broads', 'dames' and dizzy blondes - somewhat in the vein of Barbara Nichols. In real life, she was said to have been the antithesis of her screen personae, a graduate in theatre arts from UCLA, highly intelligent and well-read. Joyce began ...

92. Carolyn Jones

Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Carolyn Jones was born April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas. Her mother was Jeannette and her sister was Bette (Moriarty). She was an imaginative child, much like her mother. In 1934, her father abandoned the family and her mother moved them in with her parents, also in Amarillo. As a child Carolyn ...

93. Jennifer Jones

Actress | The Towering Inferno

One of the world's most underrated Academy Award-winning actresses, Jennifer Jones was born Phylis Lee Isley on 2 March 1919 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Flora Mae (Suber) and Phillip Ross Isley, who ran a travelling stage show. As a young aspiring actress, she met and fell for young aspiring actor ...

94. O-Lan Jones

Actress | Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

O-Lan Jones is an award winning composer, sound designer, writer, and actress who has been consistently involved in experimental theater, music, and opera since the age of 16. The press has referred to her as an "uncategorizable legend." She is the Artistic Director for Overtone Industries, ...

95. Helena Kallianiotes

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Helena Kallianiotes was born in Greece. At age 10 she came to America and lived in Boston, Massachussetts. At 16 she started belly dancing in Boston night clubs. In 1958 she left Boston and worked as a belly dancer across the U.S. She settled in California, where she belly danced at The Greek ...

96. Sheila Keith

Actress | Ballet Shoes

Character actress Sheila Keith was born to Scottish parents in London, England on June 9, 1920. Keith was raised since the age of two by an aunt in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Sheila trained to be an actress at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. Keith began her ...

97. Barbara Kellerman

Actress | The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe

Barbara Kellerman was born in 1949 in Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988), The Sea Wolves (1980) and The Silver Chair (1990).

98. Valli Kemp

Actress | Dr. Phibes Rises Again

Valli Kemp was born on November 19, 1950 in Kenya. She is an actress, known for Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972), The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and Riptide (1969).

99. Clare Kirkconnell

Actress | Dead Heat

Clare Kirkconnell was born on December 25, 1953 in Cameron County, Texas, USA as Clare Ann Kirkconnell. She is an actress, known for Dead Heat (1988), The Paper Chase (1978) and Playmaker (1994). She has been married to Douglas Barr since June 9, 1984. They have one child. She was previously ...

100. Phyllis Kirk

Actress | Crime Wave

Of Danish descent, and born in Syracuse, New York, Phyllis Kirk worked as a waitress and a perfume counter clerk before she began a modeling career. Stage roles ensued before Hollywood beckoned. She was a contract player at MGM and then Warner Brothers, where in her most famous role she was stalked...