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Betty Blythe (1893–1972)

Brunette, buxom matinee idol Betty Blythe capitalised on the 'roaring 20's' infatuation with exotic screen sirens to achieve a brief period of stardom. She was notoriously one of the first actresses to ever appear nude (or in various stages of undress) on screen. It wasn't that Betty couldn't act, as well - in fact, she had studied art in Paris and... See full bio »

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The Queen of Sheba Queen of Sheba
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 1964 My Fair Lady
Lady at Ball (uncredited)
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Mrs. DeSues
- The Slowboat Murphy Case (1958) ... Mrs. DeSues
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1956 Runaway Daughters
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Gordon / Mrs. Forester / Mrs. Austin / ...
- Because of You (1956) ... Mrs. Gordon
- Mildred Pierce (1956) ... Mrs. Forester
- Millie's Daughter (1956) ... Mrs. Austin
- Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1956) ... Mrs. Pennock
- Bedtime Story (1955) ... Emma
 1956 Lust for Life
Dowager (uncredited)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Countess Esterhazy
- The Decoy Story (1952) ... Countess Esterhazy
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Imposter (1952)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Mrs. Burton
- The Case of the Hearse Chaser (1952) ... Mrs. Burton
 1951 Hollywood Story
Betty Blythe
 1950 Jiggs and Maggie Out West
Society Woman (uncredited)
 1949 Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters
Mrs. Van Belden (uncredited)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
Theater Lobby Guest (uncredited)
 1948 Luxury Liner
Miss Fenmoor (uncredited)
 1948 Shed No Tears
Mrs. Peet - the Landlady (uncredited)
 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman
Frau Kohner (uncredited)
 1948 Madonna of the Desert
Mrs. Brown
 1947 Jiggs and Maggie in Society
Mrs. Vacuum
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Nurse (uncredited)
 1947 Song of Love
Concertgoer with Opera Glasses (uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Floor Manager (uncredited)
 1947 Something in the Wind
Society Matron (uncredited)
 1946 Undercurrent
Saleslady (uncredited)
 1946 Joe Palooka, Champ
Mrs. Stafford
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Customer (uncredited)
 1946 The Undercover Woman
Cissy Van Horne
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Mrs. LeMoyne's Friend (uncredited)
 1945 Adventure
Mrs. Buckley (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable
Officer's Wife (uncredited)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Mrs. Murdock (uncredited)
 1945 Love, Honor and Goodbye
Wife (uncredited)
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Diplomat's Wife (uncredited)
 1945 Docks of New York
Mrs. Darcy
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1944 A Fig Leaf for Eve
Lavinia Sardham
 1944 Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat
Mrs. Manning
 1943 Where Are Your Children?
Mrs. Cheston
 1943 Mr. Muggs Steps Out
Margaret Murray
 1943 Bar 20
Mrs. Stevens
 1943 Spotlight Scandals
Mrs. Baker
 1943 Farmer for a Day (Short)
Betsy Clyde (uncredited)
 1943 Crime Doctor
Mrs. Harrington (uncredited)
 1943 Sarong Girl
Miss Ellsworth
 1943 Girls in Chains
Mrs. Grey
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars
Dowager (uncredited)
 1942 Inflation (Short)
Next Door Neighbor Who Begins Hoarding (uncredited)
 1942 Dawn on the Great Divide
Mrs. Elmira Corkle
 1942 Piano Mooner (Short)
Society Woman
 1942 Kiss and Wake Up (Short)
 1942 House of Errors
Mrs. Martha Randall
 1942 Yokel Boy
Woman Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Freckles Comes Home
Mrs. Minerva Potter
 1941 Tuxedo Junction
Miss Hornblower
 1941 The Miracle Kid
Madame Gloria
 1941 Top Sergeant Mulligan
Mrs. Lewis
 1941 Honky Tonk
Mrs. Wilson
 1941 Our Wife
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1941 Puddin' Head
Mrs. Bowser
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Mrs. Farnsworth
 1941 Federal Fugitives
Marcia - Lane's Sister
 1940 Misbehaving Husbands
Effie Butler
 1940 Earl of Puddlestone
Millicent Potter-Potter
 1939 The Women
Mrs. South (uncredited)
 1938 Gangster's Boy
Mrs. Davis
 1938 Delinquent Parents
Mrs. Wharton
 1938 Romance of the Limberlost
Mrs. Parker
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Wedding Guest at Piermont's (uncredited)
 1938 Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (Short)
Mrs. Himber (uncredited)
 1938 Man-Proof
Country Club Woman (uncredited)
 1937 What Do You Think? (Number Two) (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Princess Mirska (uncredited)
 1937 Topper
Mrs. Goodrich (uncredited)
 1937 Espionage
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 Rainbow on the River
Flower Buyer (uncredited)
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Mrs. Wainwright
 1936 Yours for the Asking
May (uncredited)
 1936 The Criminal Within
Ann Randel
 1936 It's Up to You
 1935 Western Courage
Mrs. Hanley
 1935 The Spanish Cape Mystery
Mrs. Godfrey
 1935 Anna Karenina
Spectator in Opera Box (uncredited)
 1935 Cheers of the Crowd
Lil Langdon Walton
 1935 The Perfect Clue
Ursula Chesebrough
 1935 I've Been Around
 1934 Night Alarm
Mrs. Elizabeth Van Dusen
 1934 A Girl of the Limberlost
Mrs. Parker
 1934 Two Heads on a Pillow
Mrs. Agnes Walker
 1934 The Scarlet Letter
 1934 Money Means Nothing
Mrs. Ferris
 1934 Badge of Honor
Mrs. Claire van Alstyne
 1934 Ever Since Eve
Mrs. Vandergrift
 1933 Before Midnight
Mavis Fry
 1933 Only Yesterday
Mrs. Vincent (uncredited)
 1933 Pilgrimage
Janet Prescot
 1933 The King's Vacation
Mrs. Clarence Langley (uncredited)
 1932 Back Street
Gossip (uncredited)
 1932 Tom Brown of Culver
Dolores Delight
 1932 Lena Rivers
Mrs. Mathilda Nichols
 1931 Adventure
 1931 Anything But Ham (Short)
 1928 Stolen Love
 1928 Sisters of Eve
Mrs. Wenham Gardner
 1928 Into No Man's Land
Th Countess
 1928 Glorious Betsy
Princess Fredericka
 1928 Domestic Troubles
 1927 The Girl from Gay Paree
Mademoiselle Fanchon
 1927 Eager Lips
 1927 A Million Bid
Mrs. Gordon
 1927 Snowbound
Julia Barry
 1925 A Daughter of Israel
 1925 She
 1925 Speed
Mary Whipple
 1925 Percy
 1924 Folly of Vanity
Mrs. Ridgeway (modern sequence)
 1924 The Breath of Scandal
Sybil Russell
 1924 The Spitfire
Jean Bronson
 1924 The Recoil
Norma Selbee
 1924 A Woman's Secret
 1923 Chu-Chin-Chow
 1923 Sinner or Saint
Mademoiselle Iris
 1923 The Truth About Wives
Helen Frazer
 1922 The Darling of the Rich
Charmion Winship
 1922 How Women Love
Rosa Roma
 1922/I His Wife's Husband
Olympia Brewster
 1922 Fair Lady
Countess Margherita
 1921 Disraeli
 1921 Charge It
Mille Garreth
 1921 Mother o' Mine
Fan Baxter
 1921 The Queen of Sheba
Queen of Sheba
 1921 The Truant Husband
Vera Delauney
 1921 Just Outside the Door
Floria Wheaton
 1920 Nomads of the North
Nanette Roland
 1920 Occasionally Yours
Bunny Winston
 1920 The Silver Horde
Mildred Wayland
 1920 Burnt Wings
 1920 The Third Generation
Helen Van Dusen
 1919 The Undercurrent
 1919 Dust of Desire
Corrinne Torrence
 1919 The Man Who Won
Barbara Le Moyne
 1919 Beauty-Proof
Carol Thorpe
 1919 Beating the Odds
Hebe Norse
 1919 Fighting Destiny
Caryl Rundlege
 1919 Silent Strength
Ruth Madison
 1918 Hoarded Assets
Claire Dawson
 1918 Miss Ambition
Edith Webster
 1918/II The Grouch (Short)
The Hatcheck Girl
 1918 The King of Diamonds
Lucille Bennett
 1918 The Green God
Muriel Temple
 1918 All Man
Belle Foliot
 1918 Tangled Lives
Hilda Howland
 1918 The Brief Debut of Tildy (Short)
 1918 A Game with Fate
Elaine Huntington
 1918 The Little Runaway
Eileen Murtagh
 1918 The Business of Life
Elena Clydesdale
 1918 Over the Top
Madame Arnot
 1918 Compliments of the Season (Short)
The Lady
 1918 A Mother's Sin
Lady Fitzpatrick
 1917 His Own People
Lady Mary Thorne
 1916 Slander
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Founder of B.B. Productions, Inc., a film production company, in 1922.

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