Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Penny Edwards 1928 – 1998

In 1928, American on September 18, 2017 at 10:11 am

Penny Edwards: born Millicent Maxine Edwards, 24 August 1928, Queens New York; died: 26 August 1998, Friendswood Texas. On screen 1947 – 1961, including 2-year sabbatical 1953-56 to work in Seventh Day Adventist Church.


Linda Christian 1923 – 2011

In Mexican on September 18, 2017 at 7:41 am

Linda Christian was a minor film actress whose best role was arguably in Tarzan and the Mermaids (1947), but she found fame and notoriety through her marriage to superstar Tyrone Power and her string of highly publicised affairs. The red-haired beauty was playing small parts when she married Power, and her other lovers included actor Edmund Purdom, whom she briefly married, a racing driver, a bull-fighter and various financiers, politicians and playboys. Life magazine dubbed her “The Anatomical Bomb” and in 1959 her fame had become sufficient to earn her a place among the select group profiled in the encyclopaedic Celebrity Register, which stated, “With a sixth sense for publicity, she has parlayed a small talent for acting into an international reputation as a femme fatale.” The Independent.

Linda Christian in LIFE

In Mexican on September 18, 2017 at 7:38 am

Linda Christian: born Bianca Welter 1923, Mexico, died 2011. On screen 1943 – 1988 including Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948), Slaves of Babylon (1953) and The Beauty Jungle (1964) as herself. Married to Tyrone Power 1949 – 1956 and mother of actresses Romina Power and Taryn Power.

Joan Collins

In 1933, British on September 16, 2017 at 11:59 am

Joan Collins: English actress born 1933, in Hollywood from 1955.

Geneviève Grad in Ciné Monde 1963

In 1944, French on September 15, 2017 at 1:58 am

Geneviève Grad, French actress born 1944, on screen 1961 – 1983.


Diana Dors 1931 – 1984

In 1931, British on September 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

Diana Dors (1931 – 1984) the Swindon girl who made it big before the days of botox and boob jobs. There was a day in TV and film when you either had it or you didn’t. And one Swindon girl most definitely had it. Diana Dors may never have lived up to her billing as “Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe”, but the Swindon-born actress was certainly the darling of the British post-War movie industry, and when she died sadly on 4 May 1984, aged only 52, she had long since become one of the country’s best-known and best-loved actresses. Swindon Web.

Corinne Calvet 1925 – 2001

In 1925, French on September 13, 2017 at 11:32 am

Corinne Calvet: born 30 April 1925; died 23 June 2001. Corinne Calvet was one of the very few French actresses with an extensive career in Hollywood. Only Leslie Caron could claim to have made as many American movies.

But, whereas Caron played up her asexual gamine qualities, Calvet brought serious oo-la-la to her roles. Almost all Calvet’s pictures were made in the 1950s, when Hollywood used foreign stars to appeal to the diminishing international market.

In her debut film Rope Of Sand (1949) as the only woman in a cast that included Burt Lancaster and Claude Rains, the curvaceous 23-year-old Calvet could not help but be noticed. Also in the cast was handsome 27-year-old John Bromfield, whom she soon married. After playing opposite Alan Ladd in Thunder In The East (1953), Calvet divorced Bromfield, explaining that “he had an addiction to sex, which he needed to satisfy in order to sleep”.

In the 1960s Calvet went into semi-retirement, appearing only in a few TV shows between another three marriages and liaisons. In 1967 her longtime boyfriend, millionaire Donald Scott, sued her to recover assets that he had put under her name in an effort to hide them from his wife in a divorce battle. He claimed that Calvet had used voodoo to control him, but their differences were settled after a bitter two-week trial.

Karin Dor

In 1938, German on September 12, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Karin Dor: German actress born 1938, on screen since 1954, first as Kätherose Derr, then Rose Dor, then Karin Dor; ‘Helga Brandt’ in You Only Live Twice (1967).

Karin Dor

In 1938, German on September 12, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Karin Dor: German actress born 1938, on screen since 1954, first as Kätherose Derr, then Rose Dor, then Karin Dor; ‘Helga Brandt’ in You Only Live Twice (1967).

Mara Lane 1930 – ?

In 1930, Austrian on September 8, 2017 at 9:54 am

British-Austrian model Mara Lane was one of the most sought after models of the 1950s and made several films during that decade and appeared in two PEPLUM films in the 1960s, 79 AD THE DESTRUCTION OF HERCULANEUM and THE OLD TESTAMENT, both starring Brad Harris, before disappearing from the face of the earth. Peplum.