Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘1945’ Category

Suzanna Leigh

In 1945, British on August 10, 2017 at 11:03 am

Suzanna Leigh: born Suzanna Smyth 26 July 1945, London England. On screen 1963 – 1978 including “The Pleasure Girls” (UK 1965), “Boeing, Boeing” (1965), Elvis Presley’s “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” (1966), spy spoof “Deadlier Than The Male” (1967), Hammer Horrors “Lust for a Vampire” (1971) and “Son of Dracula” (1974).

Nicola Pagett on the rocks

In 1945, British on July 30, 2017 at 7:40 am

Nicola Pagett: British actress, born Nicole Scott 1945 in Cairo Egypt; on screen almost exclusively in TV 1965 – 2001, most famously playing Elizabeth Bellamy in UK soap Upstairs, Downstairs (UK TV 1971-73), and the title role in Anna Karenina (UK TV 1977). Film credits include The Viking Queen (1967).

Celeste Yarnall

In 1945, American on July 30, 2017 at 4:53 am

Celeste Yarnall:  born 26 July 1944, Long Beach California. On screen from 1962. Gidget (TV 1966) ‘Independence: Gidget Style’ – 2nd Girl (as Celeste Yarnell); Elvis Presley’s Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) Ellen.

Nicola Pagett in a blue bikini

In 1945, British on July 30, 2017 at 4:45 am

Nicola Pagett: British actress, born Nicole Scott 1945 in Cairo Egypt; on screen almost exclusively in TV 1965 – 2001, most famously playing Elizabeth Bellamy in UK soap Upstairs, Downstairs (UK TV 1971-73), and the title role in Anna Karenina (UK TV 1977). Film credits include The Viking Queen (1967).

Paola Bossalino

In 1945, Italian on July 30, 2017 at 12:49 am

Paola Bossalino: represented Italy in the 1966 Miss Universe contest; appeared in Penthouse Magazine May 1967; one film credit – Terence Young’s The Rover (1967).

Marta Kristen of ‘Lost In Space’

In 1945, Finnish on July 30, 2017 at 12:28 am

Marta Kristen, born 1945, Norway. “Kristen’s personal life has revolved around discovering her roots, caring for her daughter, and now caring for her granddaughter. On a trip to Finland in 1969, she located her birth mother, Helmi Rusanen, and an older sister whom she had never met; and in 1997 she discovered a brother residing in Australia.” TantricRomantic.

Marta Kristen and Tommy Kirk in ‘Savage Sam’ 1963

In 1945, Finnish on July 30, 2017 at 12:16 am

A willowy, young-Ingrid Bergman-type, Marta is currently starring in Disney’s feature motion picture, “Savage Sam.” Born in Oslo, Norway on February 26, 1945, Marta was left in an orphanage by her parents when she was two weeks old. For four-and-a-half years she was an unwanted Norwegian war waif. 1n 1948, Marta’s picture was sent to Professor and Mrs. Harold Soderquist of Detroit, Michigan by an Oslo social worker, Marta Bentzen. Delighted with Marta’s apparent vivacity, the Soderquists scaled a mountain of international red tape to adopt the little girl. martakristen.com.

Marta Kristen

In 1945, Norwegian on July 29, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Marta Kristen: born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, 1945, in Norway to a Finnish mother and German soldier killed in the war, adopted by Americans in 1949, aged 4. One film for Disney at age seventeen, then Lorelei the mermaid in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), then Judy Robinson in Lost in Space (TV 1965-68).

Marta Kristen

In 1945, Norwegian on July 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Marta Kristen: born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, 1945, in Norway to a German soldier killed in the war, adopted by Americans in 1949, aged 4. One film for Disney at age seventeen, then Lorelei the mermaid in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), then Judy Robinson in Lost in Space (TV 1965-68).

Nicola Pagett

In 1945, British on July 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Nicola Pagett: British actress, born Nicole Scott 1945 in Cairo Egypt; on screen almost exclusively in TV 1965 – 2001, most famously playing Elizabeth Bellamy in UK soap Upstairs, Downstairs (UK TV 1971-73), and the title role in Anna Karenina (UK TV 1977). Film credits include The Viking Queen (1967).