Edith Head

Costume designer, Teacher
With 35 Academy Award nominations, eight-time Oscar winner Edith Head emerged from Hollywood's fitting rooms to become a household name. One of the film industry's pioneering professional women, she became a major ... Read more »
Born: 10/28/1897 in San Bernardino, California, USA

Filmography

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (271)

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Little Women 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Costumes

The Big Fix 1978 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Last Married Couple in America 1978 (Movie)

(Costumes)

A Matter of Love 1977 (Movie)

costume (Costume Department)

Airport 77 1976 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Family Plot 1976 (Movie)

(Wardrobe)

The Great Waldo Pepper 1975 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Man Who Would Be King 1975 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Airport 1975 1974 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Sting 1973 (Movie)

(Costumes)

A Doll's House 1972 (Movie)

(Jane Fonda) (Costume Designer)

Hammersmith Is Out 1972 (Movie)

(Elizabeth Taylor) (Costumes)

Pete 'n' Tillie 1972 (Movie)

(Costumer)

The Don Is Dead 1972 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sometimes a Great Notion 1971 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Airport 1970 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Myra Breckinridge 1970 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 (Movie)

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Storia di una Donna 1969 (Movie)

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Sweet Charity 1969 (Movie)

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Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 (Movie)

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The Lost Man 1969 (Movie)

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Topaz 1969 (Movie)

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Winning 1969 (Movie)

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In Enemy Country 1968 (Movie)

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The Pink Jungle 1968 (Movie)

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The Secret War of Harry Frigg 1968 (Movie)

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What's So Bad About Feeling Good? 1968 (Movie)

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Barefoot in the Park 1967 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Easy Come, Easy Go 1967 (Movie)

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Hotel 1967 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Assault on a Queen 1966 (Movie)

(Virna Lisi) (Costume Designer)

Chuka 1966 (Movie)

(Costumes)

El Dorado 1966 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Inside Daisy Clover 1966 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Paradise Hawaiian Style 1966 (Movie)

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Penelope 1966 (Movie)

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The Swinger 1966 (Movie)

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This Property Is Condemned 1966 (Movie)

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Torn Curtain 1966 (Movie)

(Julie Andrews) (Costume Designer)

Warning Shot 1966 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Boeing Boeing 1965 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Not With My Wife, You Don't 1965 (Movie)

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Red Line 7000 1965 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sylvia 1965 (Movie)

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The Great Race 1965 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Oscar 1965 (Movie)

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The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Waco 1965 (Movie)

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Love Has Many Faces 1964 (Movie)

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Man's Favorite Sport? 1964 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Marnie 1964 (Movie)

(Tippi Hedren/Diane Baker) (Costume Designer)

Roustabout 1964 (Movie)

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Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

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The Family Jewels 1964 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Hallelujah Trail 1964 (Movie)

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The Patsy 1964 (Movie)

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The Slender Thread 1964 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

36 Hours 1963 (Movie)

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A Girl Named Tamiko 1963 (Movie)

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A House Is Not a Home 1963 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Come Blow Your Horn 1963 (Movie)

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Donovan's Reef 1963 (Movie)

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Fun in Acapulco 1963 (Movie)

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I Could Go on Singing 1963 (Movie)

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John Goldfarb, Please Come Home 1963 (Movie)

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Love With the Proper Stranger 1963 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Birds 1963 (Movie)

(Tippi Hedren) (Costume Designer)

The Carpetbaggers 1963 (Movie)

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The Disorderly Orderly 1963 (Movie)

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce 1963 (Movie)

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What a Way to Go! 1963 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Where Love Has Gone 1963 (Movie)

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A New Kind of Love 1962 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Critic's Choice 1962 (Movie)

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Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962 (Movie)

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Hud 1962 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

My Six Loves 1962 (Movie)

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Papa's Delicate Condition 1962 (Movie)

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The Counterfeit Traitor 1962 (Movie)

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The Nutty Professor 1962 (Movie)

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Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? 1962 (Movie)

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Who's Got the Action? 1962 (Movie)

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Who's Minding the Store? 1962 (Movie)

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Wives and Lovers 1962 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

A Pocketful of Miracles 1961 (Movie)

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Breakfast At Tiffany's 1961 (Movie)

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Hatari! 1961 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

It's Only Money 1961 (Movie)

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Love in a Goldfish Bowl 1961 (Movie)

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Man-Trap 1961 (Movie)

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My Geisha 1961 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

On the Double 1961 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Summer and Smoke 1961 (Movie)

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The Errand Boy 1961 (Movie)

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The Ladies' Man 1961 (Movie)

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1961 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Pleasure of His Company 1961 (Movie)

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Too Late Blues 1961 (Movie)

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All in a Night's Work 1960 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Cinderfella 1960 (Movie)

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Heller in Pink Tights 1960 (Movie)

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Pepe 1960 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Facts of Life 1960 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Rat Race 1960 (Movie)

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Visit to a Small Planet 1960 (Movie)

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A Touch of Larceny 1959 (Movie)

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That Kind of Woman 1959 (Movie)

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The Trap 1959 (Movie)

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A Hole in the Head 1958 (Movie)

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Alias Jesse James 1958 (Movie)

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But Not For Me 1958 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Career 1958 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Don't Give Up the Ship 1958 (Movie)

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Hot Spell 1958 (Movie)

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Houseboat 1958 (Movie)

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King Creole 1958 (Movie)

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Maracaibo 1958 (Movie)

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Rock-a-Bye Baby 1958 (Movie)

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Separate Tables 1958 (Movie)

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St. Louis Blues 1958 (Movie)

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Teacher's Pet 1958 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Black Orchid 1958 (Movie)

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The Buccaneer 1958 (Movie)

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The Five Pennies 1958 (Movie)

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The Geisha Boy 1958 (Movie)

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The Jayhawkers 1958 (Movie)

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The Matchmaker 1958 (Movie)

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Vertigo 1958 (Movie)

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Witness For the Prosecution 1958 (Movie)

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Beau James 1957 (Movie)

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Fear Strikes Out 1957 (Movie)

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Funny Face 1957 (Movie)

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 (Movie)

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Loving You 1957 (Movie)

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Short Cut to Hell 1957 (Movie)

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The Buster Keaton Story 1957 (Movie)

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The Delicate Delinquent 1957 (Movie)

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The Joker Is Wild 1957 (Movie)

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The Party Crashers 1957 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Sad Sack 1957 (Movie)

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The Tin Star 1957 (Movie)

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Wild Is the Wind 1957 (Movie)

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Anything Goes 1956 (Movie)

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Hollywood or Bust 1956 (Movie)

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Pardners 1956 (Movie)

(Costumes)

That Certain Feeling 1956 (Movie)

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The Birds and the Bees 1956 (Movie)

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The Court Jester 1956 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 (Movie)

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The Mountain 1956 (Movie)

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The Proud and the Profane 1956 (Movie)

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The Rainmaker 1956 (Movie)

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The Scarlet Hour 1956 (Movie)

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The Search For Bridey Murphy 1956 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Ten Commandments 1956 (Movie)

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Three Violent People 1956 (Movie)

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Artists and Models 1955 (Movie)

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Lucy Gallant 1955 (Movie)

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Run For Cover 1955 (Movie)

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Strategic Air Command 1955 (Movie)

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The Desperate Hours 1955 (Movie)

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The Far Horizons 1955 (Movie)

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The Girl Rush 1955 (Movie)

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The Rose Tattoo 1955 (Movie)

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The Seven Little Foys 1955 (Movie)

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The Trouble With Harry 1955 (Movie)

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To Catch a Thief 1955 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

You're Never Too Young 1955 (Movie)

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Elephant Walk 1954 (Movie)

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Rear Window 1954 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sabrina 1954 (Movie)

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri 1954 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Country Girl 1954 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Naked Jungle 1954 (Movie)

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Them 1954 (Movie)

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Three Ring Circus 1954 (Movie)

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White Christmas 1954 (Movie)

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Forever Female 1953 (Movie)

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Little Boy Lost 1953 (Movie)

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Roman Holiday 1953 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Shane 1953 (Movie)

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The Greatest Show on Earth 1953 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Detective Story 1951 (Movie)

(Costumes)

A Place in the Sun 1950 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

All About Eve 1950 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sunset Boulevard 1950 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Beyond the Forest 1949 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Emperor Waltz 1948 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Blue Dahlia 1946 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Christmas in Connecticut 1945 (Movie)

Miss Stanwyck's Gowns (Costumer)

The Bells of St. Mary's 1945 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Lost Weekend 1945 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Going My Way 1944 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sullivan's Travels 1941 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Major and the Minor 1941 (Movie)

(Costumes)

She Done Him Wrong 1932 (Movie)

(Costumes)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Amelia Earhart (TV Show)

Costume Designer

And Now Tomorrow (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

And the Angels Sing (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Birth of the Blues (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Blaze of Noon (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Blue Skies (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Desert Fury (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Divorce His/Divorce Hers (TV Show)

Costumes

Double or Nothing (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Dream Girl (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Ebb Tide (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Flesh and Fantasy (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Her Jungle Love (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Here Comes the Groom (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Holiday Inn (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Honeymoon in Bali (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

House of Cards (TV Show)

Costume Designer

I Married a Witch (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Jumping Jacks (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

June Bride (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Just for You (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Lady of Burlesque (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Little Women (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Love Letters (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Manhandled (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Masquerade in Mexico (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Ministry of Fear (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Miss Tatlock's Millions (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Mr. Music (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

My Foolish Heart (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

My Own True Love (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

My Reputation (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

My Son, John (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

No Man of Her Own (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Payment on Demand (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Rachel and the Stranger (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Rainbow Island (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Ramrod (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Red, Hot and Blue (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Return Engagement (TV Show)

Wardrobe

Rhythm on the Range (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Riding High (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Rope of Sand (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Saigon (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Samson and Delilah (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Scared Stiff (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sex and the Married Woman (TV Show)

Costume Designer

She Loves Me Not (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

So Evil My Love (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Something to Live For (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sorry, Wrong Number (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sudden Money (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sunshine Christmas (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Tender Comrade (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Big Clock (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Bride Wore Boots (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Farmer's Daughter (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Fleet's In (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Furies (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Great Man's Lady (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Heiress (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Other Love (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Perfect Marriage (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Screaming Woman (TV Show)

Costumes

The Stork Club (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Women in White (TV Show)

Costume Designer

You Belong To Me (Movie)

(Costume Designer)
Actor (3)

The Oscar 1965 (Movie)

herself (Actor)

The Pleasure of His Company 1961 (Movie)

Dress Designer (Actor)

Lucy Gallant 1955 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Biography

With 35 Academy Award nominations, eight-time Oscar winner Edith Head emerged from Hollywood's fitting rooms to become a household name. One of the film industry's pioneering professional women, she became a major American fashion force, designing for Vogue patterns and airlines as well. Her ability to shape each gown to a character or image made her as popular with film directors as with the glamour girls she dressed in both their private lives and screen roles. Yet the image she devoted the most work to was her own. Her friendly frankness led to regular appearances on Art Linkletter's daytime television show in the 1950s, offering advice to the un-chic.

Relationships

Anna Levy

Mother

Charles Head

Husband
married c. 1923 divorced in 1938

Wiard Ihnen

Husband
married on September 8, 1940 died on June 22, 1979 of bone cancer at the age of 91

Max Posener

Father

EDUCATION

Los Angeles High School

Los Angeles , California 1917

Stanford University

Stanford , California

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
graduated in two years with honors in French

Milestones

1982

Final feature credit, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"

1967

Moved to Universal after her contract expired and was not renewed at Paramount

1938

Became head of Paramount's costume design department

1923

Bluffed her way into the Paramount wardrobe department

Taught French at the Hollywood School for Girls

Wrote syndicated column "How Do You Look?"

Bonus Trivia

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There is a website devoted to the designer at www.edithhead.com

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