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Alexis Smith (I) (1921–1993)

Statuesque, smart Canadian-born Alexis Smith, with her blue/green eyes and a seductively husky voice, lent a touch of class to her leading ladies of the 1940s and 1950s. After her family moved to California, Alexis grew into a precocious talent, performing ballet in public by the age of thirteen, dancing to 'Carmen' at the Hollywood Bowl. She later... See full bio »

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 1990 Lola (TV Movie)
 1984-1990 Dallas (TV Series)
Jessica Montford / Lady Jessica Montford / Lady Jessica Montfort
- Three, Three, Three: Part 1 (1990) ... Lady Jessica Montford
- End Game (1984) ... Jessica Montford
 1988 Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair (TV Movie)
Tessa Menard
 1988 Hothouse (TV Series)
Lily Garrison Shannon
- 'Love and Taxes' (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
- His Mother (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
- Nancy: Part 2 (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
- Nancy: Part 1 (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
- The Actress (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
 1986 Tough Guys
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Movie)
Mrs. Iris Rylander
 1985 A Death in California (TV Mini-Series)
Honey Niven
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Honey Niven
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Honey Niven
 1982 La Truite (The Trout)
 1978 Casey's Shadow
Sarah Blue
 1975 Once Is Not Enough
Deidre Milford Granger
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Evie Craig
- The Windfall (1971) ... Evie Craig
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Leslie Carroll
- Once Upon a War (1970) ... Leslie Carroll
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Carol Defoe
- Impeachment (1965) ... Carol Defoe
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Nora Carroll
- A Night with Nora (1960) ... Nora Carroll
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Loraine Lucas
- Somewhere South of Suva (1959) ... Loraine Lucas
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Barbara Welch
- The Last Autumn (1959) ... Barbara Welch
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Carol Wharton
 1958 This Happy Feeling
Nita Hollaway
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Vivian Braxton
- I Shot a Prowler (1958) ... Vivian Braxton
 1957 Beau James
Allie Walker
 1956-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Liliy / Intermission Guest / Fiona
- Death Do Us Part (1957) ... Liliy
- To Have and Have Not (1957) ... Intermission Guest
- The Gay Sisters (1956) ... Fiona
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- September Affair (1956)
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Libby Wilson
- We Who Love Her (1956) ... Libby Wilson
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Sue Hoskins
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Caroline Taylor
- To Kill a Man (1955) ... Caroline Taylor
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Violet Saffrey
- The Back to Beyond (1955) ... Violet Saffrey
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger
Glenda Esmond
 1953 Split Second
Kay Garven
 1952 The Turning Point
Amanda Waycross
 1951 Cave of Outlaws
Elizabeth Trent
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Winifred Stanley
 1950 Undercover Girl
Christine Miller
 1950 Wyoming Mail
Mary Williams
 1949 South of St. Louis
Rouge de Lisle
 1948 Whiplash
Laurie Durant
 1947 Always Together
The Bride (uncredited)
 1947 Stallion Road
Rory Teller
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Cecelia Henry
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Christine Gilbert
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Alexis Smith
 1944 The Doughgirls
Nan Curtiss Dillon
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Olivia Langdon Clemens
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Alexis Smith
 1941 Steel Against the Sky
Helen Powers
 1941 The Smiling Ghost
Elinor Bentley Fairchild
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
 1941 Three Sons o' Guns
Actress (uncredited)
 1941 Singapore Woman
Miss Oswald, North's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1941 Here Comes Happiness
Blonde (uncredited)
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
Woman in Office (uncredited)
 1941 Flight from Destiny
Young Woman Saying 'I Wish She Was Dead' (uncredited)
 1940/II She Couldn't Say No
Phone Gossip #4 (uncredited)
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
Girl at Wedding (uncredited)
 1940 Alice in Movieland (Short)
Carlo's Guest (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (20 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Stage: Appeared in "Critic's Choice". Also in cast: Craig Stevens. See more »

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2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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When they tell me one of my old movies is on TV, I don't look at it. See more »


Even after becoming an American citizen, she remained completely apolitical and never registered to vote. See more »

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