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Kim Novak (I)


Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 1933 with the birth name of Marilyn Pauline Novak. She was the daughter of Joseph Novak, a former teacher turned transit clerk and his wife, Blanche Kral Novak, also a former teacher. Throughout elementary and high school, Kim did not get along well with teachers. She even admitted that she ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Vertigo
Vertigo Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton
(1958)
Picnic
Picnic Madge Owens
(1955)
Bell Book and Candle
Bell Book and Candle Gillian 'Gil' Holroyd
(1958)

Filmography

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 1991 Liebestraum
Lillian Anderson Munnsen
 1986-1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Kit Marlowe
- Desperation (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- Chain Reaction (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- Nowhere to Run (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- Hat Trick (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
- When the Bough Breaks (1987) ... Kit Marlowe
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Rosa (segment "Man from the South")
- Pilot (1985) ... Rosa (segment "Man from the South")
 1983 Malibu (TV Movie)
Billie Farnsworth
 1978 Just a Gigolo
Helga von Kaiserling
 1975 Satan's Triangle (TV Movie)
Eva
 1973 Tales That Witness Madness
Auriol (segment 4 "Luau")
 1973 The Third Girl from the Left (TV Movie)
Gloria Joyce
 1969 The Great Bank Robbery
Sister Lyda Kebanov - Forger
 1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare
Lylah Clare / Elsa Brinkmann / Elsa Campbell
 1962 Boys' Night Out
Cathy
 1960 Pepe
Kim Novak
 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Margaret 'Maggie' Gault
 1959 Middle of the Night
Betty Preisser
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story
Marjorie Oelrichs
 1955 Son of Sinbad
Harem Girl (uncredited)
 1955 5 Against the House
Kay Greylek
 1954 Phffft
Janis
 1954 Pushover
Lona McLane
 1953 The French Line
Model (uncredited)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (53 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (31 credits)

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Other Works:

"This Land Is Mine" (6 April 1970), as herself See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 74 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

The head of publicity of the Hollywood studio where I was first under contract told me, "You're a piece of meat, that's all". It wasn't very nice but I had to take it. When I made my first screen test, the director explained to everyone, "Don't listen to her, just look". See more »

Trivia:

In Popular (1999), the main girl's bathroom in the high school is called "The Novak" which holds all the pictures of the homecoming queens. The name is inspired by when movie stars would donate money to schools (often an alma mater). The writers found out that Kim Novak donated money to a school in the Santa Monica area (where the school/show is set), so they named this room after her. See more »

Nickname:

The Lavender Girl

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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