Donna Martell


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A native of Los Angeles, Donna Martell was first "spotted" at L.A. City College by a fellow student who worked for a Hollywood talent scout. Just 17, she made her motion picture debut (acting under the name Donna DeMario) in the Republic Western Apache Rose (1947) with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, her first of over two dozen movie credits. Later ... See full bio »

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Project Moon Base Colonel Briteis
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 1983 Grace Kelly (TV Movie)
Mrs. Austin
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Esther Callan
- The Toy Soldier (1963) ... Esther Callan
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Mona Orello
- Pursuit of a Lady (1962) ... Mona Orello
 1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Margarita Vincente
- A Day to Kill (1962) ... Margarita Vincente
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Zita Lopez
- John Jones (1961) ... Zita Lopez
 1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Maria Rodriguez
- Hot Tamale Caper: Part II (1961) ... Maria Rodriguez
- Hot Tamale Caper: Part I (1961) ... Maria Rodriguez
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Eva Salcillo
- Caribbean Chase (1961) ... Eva Salcillo
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Rosita Vasquez
- The Best Policy (1961) ... Rosita Vasquez
 1960 Grand Jury (TV Series)
Mrs. Mitchell
- No Soap (1960) ... Mrs. Mitchell
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Carmela
- 13 Avenida Muerte (1960) ... Carmela
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Donna Juanita Capistrono
- Donna Juanita (1960) ... Donna Juanita Capistrono
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Maria Prescott
- Home Is the Brave (1960) ... Maria Prescott
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Molly Gibson
- Burnout (1959) ... Molly Gibson
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Barbara Rafferty
- One Bullet from Broken Bow (1959) ... Barbara Rafferty
 1958 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Janet
- The Master Spy (1958) ... Janet
 1955-1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1957 House of Numbers
Lois (uncredited)
 1957 Hell on Devil's Island
Giselle Renault
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Sue
- The Diane Loring Story (1957) ... Sue
 1957 West Point (TV Series)
Maria Alicia Garcia
- McKinley's Challenge (1957) ... Maria Alicia Garcia
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Marsheela
- Apache Girl (1957) ... Marsheela
 1955-1956 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Marie
- Bob Batches It (1956) ... Marie
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Lupe Pollo
- The Great Train Robbery (1956) ... Lupe Pollo (as Donna Martel)
 1954-1955 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Lilliana / Juana
- Rome (1955) ... Lilliana
- Mexico City (1954) ... Juana
 1955 Frontier (TV Series)
Elena Meyer
- Ferdinand Meyer's Army (1955) ... Elena Meyer
 1955 Last of the Desperados
Felice (as Dona Martel)
 1952-1955 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Charlita / Rosie Winters
- The Valencia Cake (1955) ... Charlita
- She Burns Green (1952) ... Rosie Winters
 1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Suchen, Suyin's sister
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Emma Scofield
- Around the Horn to Matrimony (1955) ... Emma Scofield
 1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Maria
- The Hitchhiker (1955) ... Maria
 1955 Ten Wanted Men
Maria Segura
 1954 The Egyptian
Lady in Waiting
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
Moanna
- Blast-Off: Chapter I (1954) ... Moanna
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Marie Lebec
- Blizzard Bound (1954) ... Marie Lebec
 1954 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Samia
- Margie and the Shah (1954) ... Samia
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
 1951-1953 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Dolores / Maria / Gerama / ...
- The Haunted Hacienda (1953) ... Dolores
- Army Renegades (1953) ... Dolores
- Outlaw Army (1953)
- Outlaw Paradise (1952) ... Maria (as Donna Martel)
- Snake River Trapper (1952) ... Gerama (as Donna Martel)
 1953 Give a Girl a Break
Janet Hallson
 1953 Project Moon Base
Colonel Briteis
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Dolores
- The Sunflower Seed Story (1952) ... Dolores
 1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Mary
- A Star Shall Rise (1952) ... Mary
 1952 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Carmencita Escobar
- Blind Encounter (1952) ... Carmencita Escobar
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Betty Simpson
- Blessed Expense (1952) ... Betty Simpson
 1952 The Golden Hawk
Emilie Savonez
 1952 Last Train from Bombay
Nawob's Daughter
 1952 Ghost Buster (Short)
Laura
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Co-Signer (1952)
 1951 Elephant Stampede
Lola
 1951 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Tonia Castellar / Diana Jamison
- Killer's Trail (1951) ... Tonia Castellar
- Frontier Guard (1951) ... Diana Jamison
 1951 The Hills of Utah
Nola French
 1951 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Miss Radford / Maria Hernandez / Sister Maria Luisa
- Harsh Reckoning (1951) ... Miss Radford
- The Ghost of Poco Loco (1951) ... Maria Hernandez / Sister Maria Luisa
 1950 Kim
Haikun (uncredited)
 1950 Ready to Ride (Short)
Angelita Diego
 1950 Western Courage (Short)
Ruth Eaton
 1950 Cactus Caravan (Short)
Beth Andrews
 1950 Peggy
Contestant
 1950 I Was a Shoplifter
Sales Clerk (uncredited)
 1949 South of Santa Fe (Short)
Beth Anderson
 1949 Coyote Canyon (Short)
Jane Barlow
 1949 The Girl from Gunsight (Short)
Maggie
 1949 Nevada Trail (Short)
Lucy Wallen
 1949 Illegal Entry
Maria
 1948 Mexican Hayride
Girl (uncredited)
 1948 The Saxon Charm
Flower Girl (uncredited)
 1948 Big Town Scandal
Marion Harrison (as Donna de Mario)
 1948 The Woman from Tangier
Flo-Flo (as Donna Demario)
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Young Mexican Girl (uncredited)
 1947 The Lost Moment
Pretty Girl (uncredited)
 1947 Robin Hood of Monterey
Lolita (as Donna DeMario)
 1947 Twilight on the Rio Grande
1st Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1947 Apache Rose
Rosa Vega (as Donna De Mario)
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Alternate Names:

Donna De Mario | Donna DeMario | Donna Demario | Dona Martel | Donna Martel | Donna de Mario

Spouse:

Gene Corso  (his death)  (3 children)
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Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks" (McFarland & Co., 1998). See more »

Nickname:

Donna DeMario

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