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Paula Prentiss

Discovered by a talent scout at Northwestern University in 1958, Paula Prentiss was signed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer and teamed with Jim Hutton in a string of comedies. She rapidly became one of the best American comediennes of the 1960s. Her funny voice inflexions, free acting style and brunette good looks established her as a leading lady in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Stepford Wives
The Stepford Wives Bobbie Markowe
Buddy Buddy
Buddy Buddy Celia Clooney
Where the Boys Are
Where the Boys Are Tuggle Carpenter
He & She
He & She Paula Hollister


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 2007 Hard Four
Sweet Cherrie
 1996 Mrs. Winterbourne
Maternity Nurse (uncredited)
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Carla Martinet
- Who Killed the Hollywood Headshrinker? (1995) ... Carla Martinet
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Leonora Holt
- Incident in Lot 7 (1992) ... Leonora Holt
 1983 M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (TV Movie)
Lynne Wiley
 1983 Packin' It In (TV Movie)
Dianne Webber
 1981 Listening Skills (Video short)
 1981 Managing Meetings (Video short)
 1981 Buddy Buddy
Celia Clooney
 1981 Saturday the 14th
 1980 Mr. & Mrs. Dracula (TV Series)
Sonia Dracula (1981)
 1980 The Black Marble
Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Norma Ellsworth Cully
 1979 Friendships, Secrets and Lies (TV Movie)
 1977 Having Babies II (TV Movie)
Trish Canfield
 1977 No Room to Run (TV Movie)
Terry McKenna
 1975 The Stepford Wives
Bobbie Markowe
 1974 The Parallax View
Lee Carter
 1974 Crazy Joe
 1972 The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Movie)
Barbara Hamilton
 1972 Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Bobbi Michele
 1971 Born to Win
 1970 Move
 1970 Catch-22
Nurse Duckett
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Hotel Party Girl in Red Dress (uncredited)
 1967-1968 He & She (TV Series)
Paula Hollister
- What's in the Kitty? (1968) ... Paula Hollister
- Dog's Best Friend (1968) ... Paula Hollister
- What Do You Get for the Man Who Has Nothing? (1968) ... Paula Hollister
 1965 What's New Pussycat
 1965 In Harm's Way
 1964 Looking for Love
Paula Prentiss
 1964 The World of Henry Orient
Stella Dunnworthy
 1964 Man's Favorite Sport?
Abigail Page
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Soap model
- The Fumble (1963) ... Soap model (uncredited)
 1963 Follow the Boys
Toni Denham
 1962 The Horizontal Lieutenant
Lt. Molly Blue
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Linda Delavane
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine
Pam Dunstan
 1960 Where the Boys Are
Tuggle Carpenter
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Print advertisement for Coppertone suntan products (1967) See more »

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[on valuing her identity more than box-office success]. "I always kept a close . . . touch for what I really like. It's very easy to lose it, because sometimes it's ignored, who you are, so you begin to play other people's games. I didn't ever do that. Too big a loss if I had done that. To lose yourself-you don't want that. That's too scary". See more »


She and Jim Hutton were in five movies together: Where the Boys Are (1960), The Honeymoon Machine (1961), Bachelor in Paradise (1961), The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962), and Looking for Love (1964). See more »


Husky & sultry voice and laugh.

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