Yvonne De Carlo (1922–2007)


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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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Known For

(1956)
Buccaneer's Girl Deborah McCoy
(1950)
The Munsters Lily Munster
(1964-1966)
(1987)

Filmography

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 1995 The Barefoot Executive (TV Movie)
Norma
 1995 Here Come the Munsters (TV Movie)
Restaurant Guest (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1993 Seasons of the Heart
Older Martha (voice)
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Mrs. Jones
- Death of Some Salesmen (1993) ... Mrs. Jones
 1992 The Naked Truth
Mrs. Hess
 1991 Dream On (TV Series)
Francesca Goldman
- The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (1991) ... Francesca Goldman
 1991 Oscar
Aunt Rosa (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1990 Mirror Mirror
Emelin
 1988 Cellar Dweller
Mrs. Briggs
 1987 American Gothic
Ma
 1986 A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Movie)
Mrs. Murphy
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Miss Springer
- Jessica Behind Bars (1985) ... Miss Springer (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1985 Flesh and Bullets
Judge in Los Angeles
 1984 Vultures
Rose
 1983 Play Dead
Hester
 1981 Liar's Moon
Jeanene Dubois
 1981 The Munsters' Revenge (TV Movie)
Lily Munster (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
Teresa Anastas
 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Madame Jeannot / Fifi Aprea
- The Victim/The Mermaid (1979) ... Madame Jeannot
- Charlie's Cherubs/Stalag 3 (1978) ... Fifi Aprea
 1979 The Silent Scream
Mrs. Engels
 1979 Fuego negro
Catherine Jones
 1979 Guyana: Cult of the Damned
Susan Ames
 1979 Nocturna
Jugulia Vein
 1977 Satan's Cheerleaders
Emmy / Sheriff's Wife / High Priestess
 1976 La casa de las sombras
Mrs. Howard
 1975 The Intruder
DePriest
 1975 Blazing Stewardesses
Honey Morgan
 1974 Arizona Slim
Countess Zubrovka
 1974 The Mark of Zorro (TV Movie)
Isabella Vega (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show (TV Movie)
Lorraine
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Constance Cumberland
 1970 The Delta Factor
Valerie
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Mrs. Levene
- Island of Gold and Precious Stones (1970) ... Mrs. Levene
 1963-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Imogene Del Finnia / Helen Haldeman aka Elena
- Crime Wave in Buffalo Springs (1969) ... Imogene Del Finnia
- A Time Remembered (1963) ... Helen Haldeman aka Elena
 1968 Arizona Bushwhackers
Jill Wyler
 1968 The Power
Mrs. Sally Hallson
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Vanessa Ravenhill
- The Raiders (1967) ... Vanessa Ravenhill
 1967 Hostile Guns
Laura Manon
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Nadia Marcolescu
- The Moulin Ruse Affair (1967) ... Nadia Marcolescu
 1966 Munster, Go Home!
Lily Munster
 1964-1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
Lily Munster
- A Visit from the Teacher (1966) ... Lily Munster
- Herman's Lawsuit (1966) ... Lily Munster
- Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) ... Lily Munster
- A House Divided (1966) ... Lily Munster
- Herman, the Tire Kicker (1966) ... Lily Munster
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Ellie Irish
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Magda Kolday
- The Night the Monkey Died (1964) ... Magda Kolday
 1964 A Global Affair
Dolores
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Countess Barbara Erozzi
- Who Killed Beau Sparrow? (1963) ... Countess Barbara Erozzi (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1963 McLintock!
Louise Warren
 1963 Frances Farmer Presents (TV Series)
Minna Planer
- Magic Fire (1963) ... Minna Planer
 1961-1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Annie Beeler
- Annie Beeler's Place (1962) ... Annie Beeler
- The Longest Crap Game in History (1961) ... Annie Beeler (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Dr. Clare Reed
- The Lady Was an M.D. (1961) ... Dr. Clare Reed
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Lianne Zagreb
- Isle of Eden (1960) ... Lianne Zagreb
 1959 Timbuktu
Natalie Dufort
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Lotta Crabtree
- A Rose for Lotta (1959) ... Lotta Crabtree
 1958 La spada e la croce
Maria Maddalena
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Marina Arkwright
- Verdict of Three (1958) ... Marina Arkwright
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Francesca
- Storm over Rapallo (1957) ... Francesca
- Storm Over Rapallo (1957) ... Francesca
 1957 Band of Angels
Amantha Starr
 1957 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Skits & Sketches (1957)
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
Bridget Kelly
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Sephora
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Dona Maria Sanchez
- The Sainted General (1956) ... Dona Maria Sanchez
 1956 Magic Fire
Minna Planer
 1956 Raw Edge
Hannah Montgomery
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Pearl Krauss
- Hot Cargo (1956) ... Pearl Krauss
 1955 Flame of the Islands
Rosalind Dee
 1955 Shotgun
Abby (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1954 Passion
Rosa Melo / Antonia 'Tonia' Melo
 1954 The Contessa's Secret
La Castiglione - Virginia Oldoini
 1954 Tonight's the Night
Serena McGlusky
 1954 Border River
Carmelita Carias
 1953 The Backbone of America (TV Movie)
Victoria Johnson
 1953 Fort Algiers
Yvette
 1953 Sea Devils
Droucette (as Yvonne de Carlo)
 1953 Sombrero
Maria of the River Road
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Prudence Ledyard / Madame 44
- Madame 44 (1953) ... Prudence Ledyard / Madame 44
 1952 Hurricane Smith
Luana Whitmore
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Roxy McClanahan
 1952 The San Francisco Story
Adelaide McCall
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
Marie Von Erdody
- Another Country (1952) ... Marie Von Erdody
 1951 Silver City
Candace Surrency
 1951 Hotel Sahara
Yasmin Pallas
 1951 Tomahawk
Julie Madden
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Princess Scheherazade
 1950 Buccaneer's Girl
Deborah McCoy
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West
Lillian Marlowe
 1949 Screen Snapshots 1860: Howdy, Podner (Short)
Yvonne De Carlo
 1949 Calamity Jane and Sam Bass
Calamity Jane
 1949 Criss Cross
Anna Dundee
 1948 River Lady
Sequin
 1948 Casbah
Inez (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
 1948 Black Bart
Lola Montez
 1947 Slave Girl
Francesca
 1947 Brute Force
Gina Ferrara
 1947 Song of Scheherazade
Cara de Talavera
 1945 Frontier Gal
Lorena Dumont
 1945 Salome, Where She Danced
Salome
 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)
Phyllis
 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 Salute for Three
Left Brunette in Singing Quartette (uncredited)
 1943 No Time for Love
Showgirl (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in in Felix Jackson's play, "Destry Rides Again," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, with Ted Scott and John Frederick in the cast. Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan were directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 11 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Yvonne DeCarlo | Yvonne de Carlo

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on one of her scenes in Salome, Where She Danced (1945)] I came through these beaded curtains, wearing a Japanese kimono and a Japanese headpiece, and then performed a Siamese dance. Nobody seemed to know quite why. See more »

Trivia:

While working as a dancer for showman Nils Granlund at the Florentine Gardens, she was once arrested by immigration officials and deported to Canada. In 1941, Granlund sent a telegram to Canadian immigration officials pledging his sponsorship of her in the United States, and affirmed his offer of steady employment, both requirements to reenter the country. See more »

Trademark:

Her portrayals of affectionate, devoted housewives in The Ten Commandments (1956) and The Munsters (1964) See more »

Nickname:

Technicolor Queen of Hollywood See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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