Lizabeth Scott

Actor, Model
An alluring blonde with a husky, come-hither voice, Lizabeth Scott was a leading lady of film noir during the genre's peak years in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but scandal drove her from the public eye after only a ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Pulp 1972 (Movie)

Princess Betty Cippola (Actor)

Loving You 1957 (Movie)

Glenda Markle (Actor)

Bad For Each Other 1953 (Movie)

Helen Curtis (Actor)

The Company She Keeps 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Racket 1951 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Dead Reckoning 1947 (Movie)

Coral Chandler (Actor)

I Walk Alone 1947 (Movie)

Kay Lawrence (Actor)

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers 1946 (Movie)

Antonia 'Toni' Marachek (Actor)

Desert Fury (Movie)

Paula Haller (Actor)

Red Mountain (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Scared Stiff (Movie)

Mary Carroll (Actor)

The Weapon (Movie)

Elsa Jenner (Actor)

Too Late for Tears (Movie)

Jane Palmer (Actor)

Biography

An alluring blonde with a husky, come-hither voice, Lizabeth Scott was a leading lady of film noir during the genre's peak years in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but scandal drove her from the public eye after only a few years on screen. Promoted by Paramount as a femme fatale in the Lauren Bacall or Veronica Lake mold, her career never matched theirs in regard to role or project, but she proved herself to be a capable scene-stealer and eye-pleasing presence in thrillers like "The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers" (1947), "The Racket" (1951) and "Dark City" (1950). Tabloid allegations left her star tarnished in the mid-1950s, and she vanished from the screen for the next half-century, save for an appearance in 1972's "Pulp." Though largely forgotten by the general public, her steamy presence made her a favorite among armchair detectives and other fans of classic film noir. Her death on January 31, 2015 at the age of 92 was mourned by fans of the style around the world.

EDUCATION

Marywood College

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Alvienne School

New York, New York

Milestones

1987

Appeared on stage at American Film Institute tribute to Hal Wallis

1972

Made one-shot return to films in "Pulp," starring Michael Caine

1960

Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

1957

Last film for 15 years "Loving You," starring Elvis Presley

1955

Successfully sued <i>Confidential</i> magazine over allegations about her sexual orientation

1949

Landed one of best screen roles opposite Victor Mature in "Easy Living"

1947

Appeared opposite Humphrey Bogart in "Dead Reckoning"

1946

Co-starred with Barbara Stanwyck and Kirk Douglas in "The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers"

1944

Made screen debut in "You Came Along"

1941

First break, understudied Tallulah Bankhead as Sabina in Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth"

Worked as a fashion model in NYC

Began career acting in summer stock

Lent her seductive voice to off-screen narration of TV commercials

Spotted by producer Hal Wallis and brought to Hollywood, CA

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