Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1940’ Category

Margaret Rose Keil

In 1940, German on October 14, 2018 at 11:15 am

During her film career Margaret Rose Keil was credited also as Margaret Keil, Margareth Rose Keil and Margaret Rose; she was often cast as a German or Austrian character, so she was probably born in one of these countries around 194 ~ European Film Star Postcards.


Gloria Paul topless

In 1940, British on October 14, 2018 at 7:28 am

Gloria Paul: British-born actress (1940) in Italian movies and television 1961 – 1996.

Elke Sommer mit 24 Bildern pro Sekunde

In 1940, German on September 30, 2018 at 1:10 am

Elke Sommer (born 1940) in Douce violence (aka Sweet Ecstasy, France 1962), Verführung am Meer (aka Seduction by the Sea, Germany 1963) and The Wrecking Crew (1969).

Anna Karina à 24 images per second

In 1940, Danish on September 29, 2018 at 9:56 am

Anna Karina (born 1940) in Une Femme est Une Femme (aka A Woman Is A Woman 1961)

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In 1940, Danish, French on September 29, 2018 at 9:47 am


I started this blog 5.5 years ago after I found online a photo of a young Elke Sommer looking alluring in a red sweater. I wanted to keep the image handy and share it with collaborators on a film project underway at the time, so I created 24 Femmes Per Second. The title nods to Jean-Luc Godard, “cinema is truth at 24 frames per second.” (The Guardian)

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Barbara Lass 1940 – 1995

In 1940, Polish on September 9, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Barbara Lass (1940–1995): Polish actress, born Barbara Kwiatkowska; films include Eve Wants to Sleep (Poland 1958), When Angels Fall (dir. Roman Polanski, Poland 1959), Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory (aka Lycanthropus, Italy 1961).

Katharine Ross in The Graduate 1967

In 1940, American on September 9, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Katharine Ross (born 1940): Elaine Robinson in The Graduate (1967), Etta Place in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Joanna Eberhart in The Stepford Wives (1975).

Margaret Rose Keil

In 1940, German on September 6, 2018 at 11:28 am

Margaret Rose Keil: German actress on screen 1961 – 1981, mostly in Italian sex comedies, with a notable appearance in the British cautionary drama That Kind of Girl (1963) about a promiscuous but naîve au-pair who contracts and spreads venereal disease.

Jutta D’Arcy

In 1940, German on September 6, 2018 at 3:37 am

Jutta D’Arcy aka Yutta D’Arcy: German actress married to British actor Alexander D’Arcy (1908 – 1996), “discovered” by Richard Zanuck, one credited role in Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins (aka Shock Treatment 1969).

Marie Versini

In 1940, French on July 28, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Marie Versini: French actress, born 1940, on screen 1958 – 1984.