Debra Paget

Actor
A sexy yet invariably sympathetic and demure leading lady of the 1950s, Debra Paget was often cast in exotic roles, such as Native American or South Seas maiden princesses, in a series of fairly routine melodramas and ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1933 in Denver, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Tales of Terror 1962 (Movie)

Helene (Actor)

The Haunted Palace 1962 (Movie)

Ann Ward (Actor)

The June Allyson Show 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Most Dangerous Man Alive 1961 (Movie)

Linda Marlow (Actor)

The Indian Tomb 1959 (Movie)

Seetha (Actor)

From the Earth to the Moon 1957 (Movie)

Virginia Nicholl (Actor)

Omar Khayyam 1957 (Movie)

Sharain (Actor)

The River's Edge 1957 (Movie)

Meg Cameron (Actor)

Love Me Tender 1956 (Movie)

Cathy (Actor)

The Last Hunt 1956 (Movie)

Indian Girl (Actor)

Seven Angry Men 1955 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

White Feather 1955 (Movie)

Appearing Day (Actor)

Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 (Movie)

Lucia (Actor)

Prince Valiant 1954 (Movie)

Ilene (Actor)

Princess of the Nile 1954 (Movie)

Princess Shalimar (Actor)

Fourteen Hours 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

Broken Arrow 1950 (Movie)

Sonseeahray (Actor)

Belles on Their Toes (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Bird of Paradise (Movie)

Kalua (Actor)

Cry of the City (Movie)

Teena Riconti (Actor)

House of Strangers (Movie)

Maria Domenico (Actor)

Mother Is a Freshman (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Stars and Stripes Forever (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Biography

A sexy yet invariably sympathetic and demure leading lady of the 1950s, Debra Paget was often cast in exotic roles, such as Native American or South Seas maiden princesses, in a series of fairly routine melodramas and Westerns of the period. A lovely brunette, she had a warm, pleasant and romantic screen image, though for much of her 15 years in the movies she was used for largely decorative purposes, as the obligatory ingenue, romantic partner or second lead.

Relationships

Budd Boetticher Director

Husband
Married 1960 but separated after only 22 days

Howard Hughes Producer

Companion

Louis Kung

Husband

Elvis Presley Song Performer

Companion
in a 1997 interview, Paget claimed Presley wanted to marry her

David Street Associate Producer

Husband

EDUCATION

Hollywood Professional School

Hollywood, California

also studied acting and dancing with private teachers

Milestones

1963

Last film to date, "The Haunted Palace"

1959

First film outside the United States, "The Indian Tomb/The Tiger of Eschnapur", a West German production directed by Fritz Lang

1957

Last film for Fox, "The River's Edge"

1955

Exclusive appearances for 20th Century-Fox broken with her first film not for Fox, "White Feather"

1950

Played first female lead, and first role as a Native American maiden, in "Broken Arrow", which was also her first film in color

1948

Made feature film debut in "Cry of the City"

1946

Made stage debut in a production of Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

Signed by 20th Century-Fox

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