Alexis Smith (I) (1921–1993)

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Statuesque, smart Canadian-born Alexis Smith, with her blue/green eyes and a seductively husky voice, lent a touch of class to her leading ladies of the 1940s and 1950s. After her family moved to California, Alexis grew into a precocious talent and performed ballet in public by the age of thirteen -- dancing to 'Carmen' at the Hollywood Bowl. She ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Known For

The Age of Innocence Louisa van der Luyden
The Constant Nymph Florence Creighton
Conflict Evelyn Turner
The Two Mrs. Carrolls Cecily Latham


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 1993 The Age of Innocence
Louisa van der Luyden
 1990 Lola (TV Movie)
 1984-1990 Dallas (TV Series)
Lady Jessica Montford
- Three, Three, Three: Part 2 (1990) ... Lady Jessica Montford
- Three, Three, Three: Part 1 (1990) ... Lady Jessica Montford
- Family Plot (1990) ... Lady Jessica Montford
- Jessica Redux (1990) ... Lady Jessica Montford
- End Game (1984) ... Lady Jessica Montford
 1990 Cheers (TV Series)
Alice Anne Volkman
- Sammy and the Professor (1990) ... Alice Anne Volkman
 1988 Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair (TV Movie)
Tessa Menard
 1988 Hothouse (TV Series)
Lily Garrison Shannon
- 'Love and Taxes' (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
- His Mother (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
- Nancy: Part 2 (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
- Nancy: Part 1 (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
- The Actress (1988) ... Lily Garrison Shannon
 1986 Tough Guys
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Iris Rylander
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Mrs. Iris Rylander
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Mrs. Iris Rylander
 1985 A Death in California (TV Mini Series)
Honey Niven
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Honey Niven
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Honey Niven
 1982 La truite
 1978 Casey's Shadow
Sarah Blue
 1975 Once Is Not Enough
Deidre Milford Granger
 1974 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini Series)
- The Ambassador (1974)
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
 1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- William Conrad (1972) ... Guest Performer
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Evie Craig
- The Windfall (1971) ... Evie Craig
 1969-1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Leslie Carroll
- Once Upon a War (1970) ... Leslie Carroll
- State of Reunion (1969) ... Leslie Carroll
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Carol Defoe
- Impeachment (1965) ... Carol Defoe
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Nora Carroll
- A Night with Nora (1960) ... Nora Carroll
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Loraine Lucas
- Somewhere South of Suva (1959) ... Loraine Lucas
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Barbara Welch
- The Last Autumn (1959) ... Barbara Welch
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Carol Wharton
 1958 This Happy Feeling
Nita Hollaway
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Vivian Braxton
- I Shot a Prowler (1958) ... Vivian Braxton
 1957 Beau James
Allie Walker
 1956-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Liliy / Fiona
- Death Do Us Part (1957) ... Liliy
- The Gay Sisters (1956) ... Fiona
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- September Affair (1956)
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Libby Wilson
- We Who Love Her (1956) ... Libby Wilson
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Emily Hefferan
- The Hefferan Family (1956) ... Emily Hefferan
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Sue Hoskins
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Caroline Taylor
- To Kill a Man (1955) ... Caroline Taylor
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Violet Saffrey
- The Back of Beyond (1955) ... Violet Saffrey
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger
Glenda Esmond
 1953 Split Second
Kay Garven
 1952 The Turning Point
Amanda Waycross
 1951 Cave of Outlaws
Elizabeth Trent
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Winifred Stanley
 1950 Undercover Girl
Christine Miller
 1950 Wyoming Mail
Mary Williams
 1950 Montana
Maria Singleton
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Lon Kyng
 1949 One Last Fling
Olivia Pearce
 1949 South of St. Louis
Rouge de Lisle
 1948 Whiplash
Laurie Durant
 1948 The Decision of Christopher Blake
Evelyn Blake
 1948 The Woman in White
Marian Halcombe
 1947 Always Together
The Bride (uncredited)
 1947 Stallion Road
Rory Teller
 1947 The Two Mrs. Carrolls
Cecily Latham
 1946 Of Human Bondage
Nora Nesbitt
 1946 Night and Day
Linda Lee Porter
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Cecelia Henry
 1945 San Antonio
Jeanne Starr
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Christine Gilbert
 1945 Conflict
Evelyn Turner
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Alexis Smith
 1944 The Doughgirls
Nan Curtiss Dillon
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Olivia Langdon Clemens
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Alexis Smith
 1943 The Constant Nymph
Florence Creighton
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Victoria Ware
 1941 Steel Against the Sky
Helen Powers
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
 1941 The Smiling Ghost
Elinor Bentley Fairchild
 1941 Dive Bomber
Linda Fisher
 1941 Three Sons o' Guns
Actress (uncredited)
 1941 Singapore Woman
Miss Oswald, North's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1941 Here Comes Happiness
Blonde (uncredited)
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
Woman in Office (uncredited)
 1941 Flight from Destiny
Young Woman Saying 'I Wish She Was Dead' (uncredited)
 1940/II She Couldn't Say No
Phone Gossip #4 (uncredited)
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
Girl at Wedding (uncredited)
 1940 Alice in Movieland (Short)
Carlo's Guest (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
Show Show Self (35 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Stage: Appeared in "Cactus Flower". Also in cast: Craig Stevens. See more »

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3 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Craig Stevens  (her death)


Alexander Smith | Gladys Mabel Fitz-Simmons

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[About her first decade in films] In those days I was fresh out of school and delighted to be a movie star. Films were pretty much escapist entertainment, as opposed to the realism you see on screen today. Besides I was pretty much a utility girl at Warners. Anything Ann Sheridan or Ida Lupino or Jane Wyman didn't want to do, I sort of fell heir to. You know people frequently feel it was a shame ... See more »


Signed by Warner Brothers after being seen in a college drama production, she was subsequently billed as "The Dynamite Girl" and "The Flame Girl" in promotional articles. See more »

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