Faith Domergue

Actor
Despite an early boost from tycoon filmmaker Howard Hughes, alluring brunette actress Faith Domergue never managed to achieve Hollywood stardom. She landed a contract with Warner Brothers while still a high school ... Read more »
Born: 06/16/1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

The House of Seven Corpses 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Gamblers 1969 (Movie)

Signora Del Isolla (Actor)

Track of Thunder 1967 (Movie)

Mrs. Goodwin (Actor)

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet 1964 (Movie)

Marcia (Actor)

California 1962 (Movie)

(Actor)

Escort West 1958 (Movie)

Martha Drury (Actor)

Spin a Dark Web 1957 (Movie)

Bella Francesi (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Cult of the Cobra 1955 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

It Came From Beneath the Sea 1955 (Movie)

Lesley Joyce (Actor)

This Island Earth 1955 (Movie)

Ruth Adams (Actor)

Duel at Silver Creek 1952 (Movie)

Opal Lacy (Actor)

Where Danger Lives (Movie)

Margo Lannington (Actor)

Young Widow (Movie)

Gerry Taylor (Actor)

Biography

Despite an early boost from tycoon filmmaker Howard Hughes, alluring brunette actress Faith Domergue never managed to achieve Hollywood stardom. She landed a contract with Warner Brothers while still a high school student. Howard Hughes was struck by the beauty of the young woman and immediately bought out her contract. He then cast her for the lead in "Vendetta," a revenge drama that suffered innumerable delays due to Hughes's endless meddling and was released four years later, a critical and box office failure. Amidst the chaos of that production, Domergue married Argentine director Hugo Fregonese and the couple lived in South America for a couple of years, where they had a daughter. Upon returning to the United States, she took another shot at acting, paired with Robert Mitchum in the noir classic "Where Danger Lives." Afterward, she split from her contract with Hughes, moving on to minor Westerns and anthology drama series before acting in a number of science fiction B-pictures such as "This Island Earth" and "Cult of the Cobra." While not her favorite projects, these movies have gained modest cult followings over the years. In the late '50s, she moved into episodic TV, appearing in a variety of series, including the Westerns "Colt .45" and "Bonanza." In the early '70s, near the close of her career, she wrote a biography of her early years, "My Life with Howard Hughes."

Relationships

Diana Fregonese

Daughter

John Anthony Fregonese

Son

Paolo Cossa

Husband
married from c. 1996 until his death in 1996

Hugo Fregonese

Husband
married in 1947 divorced in 1961

Howard Hughes Producer

Companion

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