STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 415 this week

Mae West (I) (1893–1980)


Mae West was born in Queens, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role was a small part in Night After Night (1932), her scene has become famous. A coat check girl ... See full bio »

Scary Good: IMDb's Guide to Horror

Can't get enough of movies and television shows that scare up a good fright? Check out Scary Good, IMDb's Horror Entertainment Guide. Being terrified was never so much fun.

Enter if you dare

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 people
created 02 Nov 2010
 
a list of 32 people
created 13 Jan 2011
 
a list of 49 people
created 19 Oct 2013
 
a list of 40 people
created 28 Jul 2014
 
a list of 28 images
created 11 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Mae West's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

I'm No Angel
(1933)
She Done Him Wrong
(1933)
My Little Chickadee
My Little Chickadee Flower Belle Lee
(1940)
Klondike Annie
Klondike Annie The Frisco Doll / Rose Carlton / Sister Annie Alden
(1936)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (16 credits)
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (performer: "They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk", "I Found a New Way to Go to Town", "I Want You, I Need You" - uncredited)
 1978 Sextette (performer: "Love Will Keep Us Together", "After You've Gone", "Happy Birthday Twenty One")
 1971 My Tongue Is -Quick! ("My Old Flame", uncredited)
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (performer: "Hard to Handle", "You Gotta Taste All the Fruit" - uncredited)
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Treat Him Right", "You Turn Me On")
 1965 The Love Goddesses (Documentary) (performer: "They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk" - uncredited)
 1958 The 30th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Baby, It's Cold Outside")
 1943 The Heat's On (performer: "I'm Just a Stranger in Town" (1943), "Hello, Mi Amigo" (1943))
 1940 My Little Chickadee (performer: "Willie of the Valley")
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday (performer: "Jubilee" (uncredited), "Fifi", "Little Butterfly", "Every Day's a Holiday" (uncredited), "Along the Broadway Trail" (uncredited))
 1936 Go West Young Man (performer: "ON A TYPICAL TROPICAL NIGHT", "I WAS SAYING TO THE MOON")
 1936 Klondike Annie (performer: "My Medicine Man" (uncredited), "Cheer Up, Little Sister", "It's Better to Give Than to Receive", "I'm an Occidental Woman in an Oriental Mood for Love", "Mister Deep Blue Sea", "Little Bar Butterfly")
 1935 Goin' to Town (performer: "HE'S A BAD MAN", "NOW I'M A LADY", "MON COEUR S'OEUVRE A TA VOIX", "LOVE IS LOVE")
 1934 Belle of the Nineties (performer: "Memphis Blues", "My Old Flame", "Troubled Waters", "When a St. Louis Woman Goes Down to New Orleans" - uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel (performer: "They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk" (1933), "That Dallas Man" (1933), "I Found a New Way to Go to Town" (1933), "I Want You, I Need You" (1933), "I'm No Angel" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 She Done Him Wrong (performer: "I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone" (1933), "A Guy What Takes His Time" (1933), "Frankie and Johnny" (1912) - uncredited)
Show Show Actress (13 credits)
Show Show Writer (10 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (43 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote / appeared in "Catherine Was Great" on Broadway. Choreographed by Margaret Sande. Directed by Roy Hargrave. Shubert Theatre (moved to The Royale Theatre on 2 Dec 1944 to close): 2 Aug 1944-13 Jan 1945 (191 performances). Cast: Reginald Allen (as "Usher"), George Anderson (as "Guard"), Joel Ashley (as "Cpl. Joe" / "Prince ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 14 Print Biographies | 12 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 8 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 30 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jane Mast

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired. See more »

Trivia:

Died two days before her Night After Night (1932) and Sextette (1978) co-star George Raft. See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice See more »

Nickname:

"The Statue of Libido" See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who would play her? FranLovesBetteD
List of Celebrities she didn't like pink_moore_alecia
The REAL Mary Jane West FranLovesBetteD
'My Little Chickadee' (1940) FranLovesBetteD
What about the 'Glamour Collection' DVD set? FranLovesBetteD
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAE WEST!! chris79_98
Discuss Mae West on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page