Natalie Schafer (1900–1991)


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,692 this week
Trailer
2:23 | Trailer
Natalie Schafer got her start doing Broadway plays then making the move to the big screen. Even before Gilligan's Island (1964), she was typecast in roles as society women, or elegant, fashionable ladies. It was her role as "Eunice 'Lovey' Wentworth Howell" wife of multi-millionaire Thurston Howell III, that she was best known for. After the show ... See full bio »

This Week's Top Trailers: 'Godzilla vs. Kong' and More

Here are the best new trailers of the week, including Godzilla vs. Kong and the latest films from Zendaya, Tom Holland, and more.

Watch the trailers

Sundance Stars, Then and Now

Here are some well-known faces from Sundance over the years, as they brought their early movies to the festival.

See the full gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Three's Company
Jack in the Flower Shop (S2, Ep19)
Thu, Jan 28 5:00 PM PST on IFC (125)
The Snake Pit
Fri, Jan 29 3:00 AM PST on FXM (074)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 people
created 11 Apr 2017
 
a list of 35 images
created 23 Sep 2015
 
a list of 29 people
created 25 Feb 2014
 
a list of 6430 people
created 30 Sep 2018
 
a list of 785 people
created 07 Jul 2019
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Natalie Schafer's work have you seen?

User Polls

Photos

Known For

Gilligan's Island Mrs. Lovey Howell
(1964-1992)
Female on the Beach Queenie Sorenson
(1955)
Payment on Demand Mrs. Blanton
(1951)
ABC Stage 67 Mrs. Otis
(1966)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (97 credits)
 1964-1992 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Mrs. Lovey Howell
- Marooned (1992) ... Mrs. Lovey Howell
- Gilligan, the Goddess (1967) ... Mrs. Lovey Howell
- Bang! Bang! Bang! (1967) ... Mrs. Lovey Howell
- The Pigeon (1967) ... Mrs. Lovey Howell
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane (1967) ... Mrs. Lovey Howell
 1990 I'm Dangerous Tonight (TV Movie)
Grandmother
 1989 Beverly Hills Brats
Lillian
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Vonda Moran
- The Beverly Woods Social Club (1983) ... Vonda Moran
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Sophie Chaflin
- The Secret of the Chrome Eagle (1983) ... Sophie Chaflin
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
Mrs. Birdwing
- Journey to a Spacecraft (1983) ... Mrs. Birdwing
 1982 Gilligan's Planet (TV Series)
Lovey Howell
- Gilligan's Army (1982) ... Lovey Howell (voice)
- Super Gilligan (1982) ... Lovey Howell (voice)
- Wings (1982) ... Lovey Howell (voice)
- Invaders of the Lost Barque (1982) ... Lovey Howell (voice)
- Space Pirates (1982) ... Lovey Howell (voice)
 1980-1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Abigail Collins / Mrs. Watkins
- Candy Doctor (1982) ... Abigail Collins
- Girl Under Glass: Part 1 (1980) ... Mrs. Watkins
 1981 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Mrs. Parkington
- The Prince and the Boomer (1981) ... Mrs. Parkington
 1981 The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Lovey Wentworth Howell
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Charlotte Hunt
- Golden Gate Cop Killer: Part 2 (1980) ... Charlotte Hunt
- Golden Gate Cop Killer: Part 1 (1980) ... Charlotte Hunt
 1979 The Castaways on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Lovey Wentworth Howell
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Woman
- Beautiful People (1978) ... Woman
 1978 Rescue from Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Lovey Wentworth Howell
 1978 Three's Company (TV Series)
Impatient Woman
- Jack in the Flower Shop (1978) ... Impatient Woman
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Mrs. Chambers
- Homer and the Wacky Doughnut Machine (1977) ... Mrs. Chambers
 1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Mrs. Roberts
- Have You Heard About Vanessa? (1977) ... Mrs. Roberts
 1977 Holmes and Yoyo (TV Series)
Mrs. Stevenson
- The Cat Burglar (1977) ... Mrs. Stevenson
 1976 Phyllis (TV Series)
Donna Plunkett
- Leo's Suicide (1976) ... Donna Plunkett
 1976 McCoy (TV Series)
Laura Mayfield
- In Again Out Again (1976) ... Laura Mayfield
 1974-1975 The New Adventures of Gilligan (TV Series)
Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell
- Super Gilligan (1975) ... Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell (voice)
- Moderation (1975) ... Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell (voice)
- The Great Train Robbery (1975) ... Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell (voice)
- Silence Is Leaden (1975) ... Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell (voice)
- The Movie Makers (1975) ... Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell (voice)
 1975 The Day of the Locust
Audrey
 1974 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Penelope Fletcher
- The Snooperstar (1974) ... Penelope Fletcher
 1973 Diana (TV Series)
Mrs. Tyler
- New Marshall in Town (1973) ... Mrs. Tyler
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Harriet (segment "Love and the Man of the Year")
- Love and the Blue Plate Special/Love and the Man of the Year/Love and the Time Machine (1973) ... Harriet (segment "Love and the Man of the Year")
 1973 40 Carats
Mrs. Adams
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Bunny Mason
- A Game of Shadows (1972) ... Bunny Mason
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Adam (1970)
 1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Willoughby
- Goober, the Housekeeper (1970) ... Mrs. Willoughby
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series)
Eleanor Carlyle
- Chapter Thirteen (1969) ... Eleanor Carlyle
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Mrs. Otis
- The Canterville Ghost (1966) ... Mrs. Otis
 1964 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Madame Renee
- The Dress Shop (1964) ... Madame Renee (as Natalie Shafer)
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Emily Bridenbaugh
- Give the Old Cat a Tender Mouse (1962) ... Emily Bridenbaugh
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Aunt Ellie (Mrs. Eleanor Fraser)
- Dress Rehearsal (1962) ... Aunt Ellie (Mrs. Eleanor Fraser)
 1961 Susan Slade
Marion Corbett
 1961 Back Street
Mrs. Evans
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Beatrice Graves
- The Grim Reaper (1961) ... Beatrice Graves
 1960 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
Mrs. Crawford
- Bab's Mother (1960) ... Mrs. Crawford
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
- After Hours (1960)
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Mrs. Miles
- The Duelists (1959) ... Mrs. Miles
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Deborah Darling
- Bilko's Formula Seven (1959) ... Deborah Darling
 1957 Bernardine
Mrs. Madge Beaumont
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Beatrice Trent
- Footnote on a Doll (1957) ... Beatrice Trent
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Geneva
- If You Knew Elizabeth (1957) ... Geneva
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
Mrs. Day
 1952-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Gertrude Medford / Julie / Blanche
- Just Across the Street (1957) ... Gertrude Medford
- Only Yesterday (1956) ... Julie
- The Sound of Waves Breaking (1952) ... Blanche
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Jessie Caldwell
- Mother (1957) ... Jessie Caldwell
 1956 Anastasia
Irina Lissemskaia
 1956 Forever, Darling
Millie Opdyke
 1955 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Mrs. Lang
- The Milk Farm (1955) ... Mrs. Lang
 1953-1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Hayes / Mary
- Week-End in Winnetka (1955) ... Mrs. Hayes
- The Bronte Story (1953) ... Mary
 1955 Female on the Beach
Queenie Sorenson
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Mrs. Chisholm
- The Petrified Forest (1955) ... Mrs. Chisholm
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Lucrece Durhurst
- South of the Sun (1955) ... Lucrece Durhurst
 1954 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Elaine Chelton
- The Case of the Shy Ballerina (1954) ... Elaine Chelton (as Nathalie Schafer)
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Signora Foressi
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Phoebe Emerson
- The Charm School (1954) ... Phoebe Emerson
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
Mrs. Vance
- The Socialite (1954) ... Mrs. Vance
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Beard (1953)
 1953 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Helen Armstrong
- The Ragged Stranger (1953) ... Helen Armstrong
 1953 Three Steps to Heaven (TV Series)
Nurse Gaines
 1953 The Girl Next Door
Evelyn the maid
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Linda (1953)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Sylvia Sommers
- On the Rocks (1953) ... Sylvia Sommers
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Clarissa Pennock (replaced by Gloria Holden) (scenes deleted)
 1952 Just Across the Street
Gertrude Medford
 1951 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Sisters (1951)
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Martha Lorrison
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Helen Collins (1971-1972)
 1951 The Law and the Lady
Pamela Pemberson
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl
Mother Cookie Clark
 1951 Payment on Demand
Mrs. Blanton
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
- Lady, Look Out! (1949)
 1949 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1948-1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Sham (1948)
 1949 Caught
Dorothy Dale (as Natalie Schaefer)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Mrs. Stuart
 1948 The Time of Your Life
Society Lady
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Edith Potter
 1947 Repeat Performance
Eloise Shaw
 1947 Dishonored Lady
Ethel Royce
 1947 The Other Love
Dora Shelton
 1945 Masquerade in Mexico
Irene Denny
 1945 Wonder Man
Mrs. Hume
 1945 Molly and Me
Kitty Goode-Burroughs
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Harriet Corwin
 1944 The Doughgirls
Third Woman with Baby (uncredited)
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Irene Selworth
 1942 Reunion in France
Frau Amy Schröder (uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Mrs. Lunceford
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Blonde Dancer (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1930 The Poor Fish (Short)
Daisy
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

(1930 Stsge: Appeared in "The Rhapsody" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Louis K. Anspacher. Directed by Sam Forrest. Cort Theatre: 15 Sep 1930-Sep 1930 (closing date unknown/19 performances). Cast: Josef Adler (as "Henry Bergh"), Louis Calhern (as "Lodar Baron"), John T. Doyle (as "Austin Kellam"), John R. Hamilton (as "Dr. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Natalie Schaefer | Nathalie Schafer | Natalie Shafer

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Joan Crawford] Joan was a very driven woman and very insecure. While we were working at MGM [Reunion in France (1942)] she was all about being a team and working for the good of the picture. I think she knew it was all coming to an end there, but she never commented on it to me. See more »

Trivia:

Had played the same character (Mrs. Lovey Howell) on three different series: Gilligan's Island (1964), The New Adventures of Gilligan (1974) and Gilligan's Planet (1982). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed