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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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 1993 Seasons of the Heart
Older Martha (voice)
 1991 Oscar
Aunt Rosa
 1988 Cellar Dweller
Mrs. Briggs
 1988 American Gothic
 1987 Vultures
 1983 Play Dead
 1982 Liar's Moon
Jeanene Dubois
 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
Teresa Anastas
 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
 1976 La casa de las sombras
Mrs. Howard
 1975 Black Fire
 1975 Blazing Stewardesses
Honey Morgan
 1974 Arizona Slim
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Constance Cumberland
 1970 The Delta Factor
 1968 Arizona Bushwhackers
Jill Wyler
 1968 The Power
Mrs. Sally Hallson
 1967 Hostile Guns
Laura Mannon
 1964 A Global Affair
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Ellie Irish
 1958 Timbuktu
Natalie Dufort
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
Bridget Kelly
 1956 Raw Edge
Hannah Montgomery
 1956 Flame of the Islands
Rosalind Dee
 1955 Shotgun
Abby (as Yvonne deCarlo)
 1954 Passion
Rosa Melo / Tonya Melo
 1954 The Contessa's Secret
La Castiglione - Virginia Oldoini
 1954 Tonight's the Night
Serena McGlusky
 1954 Border River
Carmelita Carias
 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)
 1952 Hurricane Smith
Luana Whitmore
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Roxy McClanahan
 1952 The San Francisco Story
Adelaide McCall
 1951 Silver City
Candace Surrency
 1951 Hotel Sahara
Yasmin Pallas
 1951 Tomahawk
Julie Madden
 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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[Who said in 1964 about playing the second vampire mother on television]: They told me to play her just like Donna Reed. That sounded strange to me until I tried it. Now it works. She acts just like any housewife. The difference is in her approach to things, as when she tells her little child to go to bed, "And don't forget to close your lid.". The makeup turned out to her satisfaction. She wears... See more »


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