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Julia Faye (1892–1966)

Julia Faye's career is inextricably linked to director Cecil B. DeMille. He was her mentor, while she was for many years his mistress (a liaison which was tolerated by De Mille's long-suffering wife Constance Adams). Julia was born in Richmond, Virginia, of French-American parentage. She had a Southern drawl which she never lost. When she was six ... See full bio »

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Known For

Not So Dumb Mrs. Eleanor Forbes


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 1958 The Buccaneer
Dowager at Sale
 1956 The Ten Commandments
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Member of the Jury
- The Night of January Sixteenth (1956) ... Member of the Jury
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Passenger on Airplane (uncredited)
 1950 Where Danger Lives
Nurse Seymour (uncredited)
 1950 Sunset Blvd.
Hisham (uncredited)
 1950 The Lawless
Mrs. Jensen
 1950 Copper Canyon
Proprietor's Wife (uncredited)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Nurse (uncredited)
 1949 Song of Surrender
Bidder (uncredited)
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
Julia - Housekeeper
 1949 Alias Nick Beal
Reformer (uncredited)
 1948 Joan of Arc
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Companion (uncredited)
 1948 Beyond Glory
Motherly Churchgoer (uncredited)
 1948 Mr. Reckless
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1948 The Big Clock
Secretary (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Widow Swivens
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Nurse (uncredited)
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1947 Blaze of Noon
Hatchet-Faced Wife (uncredited)
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1947 California
Wagon Woman
 1946 Fear in the Night
Rental Home Owner (uncredited)
 1946 To Each His Own (uncredited)
 1945 Masquerade in Mexico
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1944 Casanova Brown
X-Ray Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Anne - the Nurse (uncredited)
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Nurse (uncredited)
 1942 Holiday Inn
Guest at Inn (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Charleston Lady
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Dance Club Woman (uncredited)
 1940 North West Mounted Police
 1940 Remember the Night
Jury Member (uncredited)
 1939 The Spellbinder
Courtroom Extra (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
 1938 Professor Beware
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1938 You and Me
Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Till We Meet Again
 1933 Only Yesterday (uncredited)
 1931 The Squaw Man
Mrs. Chichester Jones
 1930 Not So Dumb
Mrs. Eleanor Forbes
 1929 Dynamite
Marcia Towne
 1928 The Godless Girl
 1927 Chicago
 1927 Turkish Delight
 1927 The Main Event
 1927 The Fighting Eagle
 1927 His Dog
 1927 The King of Kings
 1927 The Yankee Clipper
Queen Victoria
 1926 Corporal Kate
Becky Ginsberg
 1926 Meet the Prince
Princess Sophia Alexnov
 1926 Bachelor Brides
Pansy Short
 1926 The Volga Boatman
Mariusha, A Gypsy
 1925 The Road to Yesterday
Dolly Foules
 1925 Hell's Highroad
Anne Broderick
 1925 The Golden Bed
Nell Thompson
 1924 Feet of Clay
Bertha Lansell
 1924 Changing Husbands
 1924 The Breaking Point
Gossipy Patient (uncredited)
 1924 Triumph
Countess Rika
 1923 Don't Call It Love
Clara Proctor
 1923 The Ten Commandments
The Wife of Pharaoh - Prologue
 1923 Adam's Rib
The Mischievous One
 1923 Hollywood
Julia Faye
 1923 Nobody's Money
 1922 Manslaughter
Mrs. Drummond
 1922 Nice People
Hallie Livingston
 1922 Saturday Night
Elsie Prentiss
 1921 Fool's Paradise
Samaran, His Chief Wife
 1921 The Affairs of Anatol
Tibra (uncredited)
 1921 The Great Moment
Sadi Bronson
 1921 The Snob
Betty Welland
 1921 Forbidden Fruit
Mrs. Mallory's First Maid
 1920 The Life of the Party
'French' Kate
 1920 Something to Think About
Alice Blair - Banker's Daughter
 1920 Why Change Your Wife?
Girl in Bathing Suit (uncredited)
 1920 The Six Best Cellars
Mrs. Jordan
 1919 It Pays to Advertise
Countess de Beaurien
 1919 Male and Female
Susan - Maid #2
 1919 Stepping Out
The Secretary
 1919 A Very Good Young Man
Kitty Douglas
 1919 Don't Change Your Husband
Nanette - aka Toodles
 1919 Venus in the East
Doric Blint
 1918 The Squaw Man
Lady Mabel
 1918 Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots
Mabel Brown
 1918 Till I Come Back to You
 1918 Sandy
Annette Fenton
 1918 Old Wives for New
 1918 The Whispering Chorus
Girl in Shanghai Dive (uncredited)
 1917 The Woman God Forgot
Tecza's handmaiden
 1917 A Roadside Impresario
Adelaide Vandergrift
 1916 Intolerance
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1916 A Lover's Might (Short)
The Mayor's Daughter
 1916 The Surf Girl (Short)
The Daughter
 1916 Bucking Society (Short)
Young Woman in Sitting Room
 1916 His Last Laugh (Short)
The Piano Player's Dancing Sweetheart
 1916 His Auto Ruination (Short)
The Auto Enthusiast's Daughter
 1916 A Movie Star (Short)
Infatuated Girl in Audience (uncredited)
 1915 Don Quixote
 1915 As in the Days of Old (Short)
 1915 The Lamb
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Memoir (unpublished): "Flicker Faces".

Publicity Listings:

10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 2½" (1.59 m)


Walter Merrill  (divorced) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't mind playing bad women at all. I only wish they would let me make them human. A bad woman with a sense of humor - some of the qualities of reality. See more »


Her second marriage ceremony took place at the Church of the Angels in Pasadena, California. She and husband Walter Merrill planned to honeymoon in Mexico City. Cecil B. DeMille was present and gave the bride away. Frank Flynn was best man and Jane Marston Burgard, wife of actor Lawrence Tibbett, was matron of honor. See more »


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