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Yvonne De Carlo (1922–2007)

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 Hollywood's elite. Yvonne's mother wanted her to be in... See full bio »

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 1995 The Barefoot Executive (TV Movie)
 1995 Here Come the Munsters (TV Movie)
Cameo appearance (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Mrs. Jones
- Death of Some Salesmen (1993) ... Mrs. Jones
 1993 Seasons of the Heart
Older Martha (voice)
 1991 Dream On (TV Series)
Francesca Goldman
- The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (1991) ... Francesca Goldman
 1991 Oscar
Aunt Rosa (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1988 Cellar Dweller
Mrs. Briggs
 1988 American Gothic
 1987 Vultures
 1986 A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Movie)
Mrs. Murphy
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Miss Springer
- Jessica Behind Bars (1985) ... Miss Springer (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1983 Play Dead
 1982 Liar's Moon
Jeanene Dubois
 1981 The Munsters' Revenge (TV Movie)
Lily Munster (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
Teresa Anastas
 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Madame Jeannot / Fifi Aprea
- The Victim/The Mermaid (1979) ... Madame Jeannot
- Charlie's Cherubs/Stalag 3 (1978) ... Fifi Aprea
 1979 The Silent Scream
Mrs. Engels
 1979 Fuego negro
Catherine Jones
 1979 Guyana: Cult of the Damned
Susan Ames
 1977 Satan's Cheerleaders
Emmy / Sheriff's Wife / High Priestess
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Slave Owner's Wife
 1976 La casa de las sombras
Mrs. Howard
 1975 Black Fire
 1975 Blazing Stewardesses
Honey Morgan
 1974 Arizona Slim
 1974 The Mark of Zorro (TV Movie)
Isabella Vega (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show (TV Movie)
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Constance Cumberland
 1970 The Delta Factor
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Mrs. Levene
- Island of Gold and Precious Stones (1970) ... Mrs. Levene
 1963-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Imogene Delphinia / Helen Haldeman aka Elena
- Crime Wave in Buffalo Springs (1969) ... Imogene Delphinia
- A Time Remembered (1963) ... Helen Haldeman aka Elena
 1968 Arizona Bushwhackers
Jill Wyler
 1968 The Power
Mrs. Sally Hallson
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Vanessa Ravenhill
- The Raiders (1967) ... Vanessa Ravenhill
 1967 Hostile Guns
Laura Mannon
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Nadia Marcolescu
- The Moulin Ruse Affair (1967) ... Nadia Marcolescu
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Magda Kolday
- The Night the Monkey Died (1964) ... Magda Kolday
 1964 A Global Affair
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Ellie Irish
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Countess Barbara Erozzi
- Who Killed Beau Sparrow? (1963) ... Countess Barbara Erozzi (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Dr. Clare Reed
- The Lady Was an M.D. (1962) ... Dr. Clare Reed
 1961-1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Annie Beeler
- Annie Beeler's Place (1962) ... Annie Beeler
- The Longest Crap Game in History (1961) ... Annie Beeler (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Lianne Zagreb
- Isle of Eden (1960) ... Lianne Zagreb
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Lotta Crabtree
 1958 Timbuktu
Natalie Dufort
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Marina Arkwright
- Verdict of Three (1958) ... Marina Arkwright
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Storm Over Rapallo (1957) ... Francesca
- Episode #7.3 ... Francesca
 1957 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Skits & Sketches (1957)
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
Bridget Kelly
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Dona Maria Sanchez
- The Sainted General (1956) ... Dona Maria Sanchez
 1956 Raw Edge
Hannah Montgomery
 1956 Flame of the Islands
Rosalind Dee
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Pearl Krauss
- Hot Cargo (1956) ... Pearl Krauss
 1955 Shotgun
Abby (as Yvonne DeCarlo in opening credits, Yvonne deCarlo in closing credits)
 1954 Passion
Rosa Melo / Antonia 'Tonia' Melo
 1954 The Contessa's Secret
La Castiglione - Virginia Oldoini
 1954 Tonight's the Night
Serena McGlusky
 1954 Border River
Carmelita Carias
 1953 The Backbone of America (TV Movie)
Victoria Johnson
 1953 Fort Algiers
 1953 The Captain's Paradise
Nita St. James
 1953 Sombrero
Maria of the River Road
 1953 Sea Devils
Droucette (as Yvonne de Carlo)
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Prudence Ledyard / Madame 44
- Madame 44 (1953) ... Prudence Ledyard / Madame 44
 1952 Hurricane Smith
Luana Whitmore
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Roxy McClanahan
 1952 The San Francisco Story
Adelaide McCall
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
Marie Von Erdody
- Another Country (1952) ... Marie Von Erdody
 1951 Silver City
Candace Surrency
 1951 Hotel Sahara
Yasmin Pallas
 1951 Tomahawk
Julie Madden (as Yvonne DeCarlo in opening credits)
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West
Lillian Marlowe
 1949 Screen Snapshots 1860: Howdy, Podner (Short)
Yvonne De Carlo
 1948 Casbah
Inez (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1947 Brute Force
Gina Ferrara
 1945 Frontier Gal
Lorena Dumont
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Practically Yours
Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Wave (uncredited)
 1944 Rainbow Island
Lona's Companion (uncredited)
 1944 Kismet
Handmaiden (uncredited)
 1944 Fun Time (Short)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Native Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Standing Room Only
Secretary (uncredited)
 1943 True to Life
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1943 The Deerslayer
Princess Wah-Tah
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Let's Face It
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Girl in Cafe (uncredited)
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Secretary (scenes deleted)
 1942 Rhythm Parade
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1942 Lucky Jordan
Minor Role (scenes deleted)
 1942 Road to Morocco
Handmaiden (uncredited)
 1942 Youth on Parade
Student (uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Showgirl at Neptune Club (uncredited)
 1941 I Look at You (Short)
 1941 The Kink of the Campus (Short)
Kitty O'Hara
 1941 Harvard, Here I Come!
Bathing Girl (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Felix Jackson's play, "Destry Rides Again," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Ted Scott and John Frederick in the cast. Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan were directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Yvonne DeCarlo | Yvonne DeCarlo in opening credits | Yvonne deCarlo in closing credits | Yvonne de Carlo


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Personal Quote:

I'd always wanted to work in a DeMille picture. I set my mind once on getting a part in The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944), but Carol Thurston beat me out. My heart was broken, but in the light of events, it was just as well. The part didn't do very much for Carol and it probably wouldn't have done any more for me. It also taught me not to try too hard for any definite role! It's better to take ... See more »


Dropped out of King Edward High School at age 15 (which was her sophomore year), to focus more on her dance studies, hence, she attended B.C. School of Dancing. See more »


Her portrayals of affectionate, devoted housewives in The Ten Commandments (1956) and The Munsters (1964) See more »


Technicolor Queen of Hollywood See more »

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