Tina Louise

Actor, Model, Nightclub singer
A sultry figure in film and on television and stage since the early 1950s, Tina Louise was, for most viewers, the one and only Ginger Grant, the movie star castaway on the enduring TV series "Gilligan's Island" (ABC ... Read more »
Born: 02/11/1934 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Growing Down in Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

Mrs Pipitone (Actor)

Late Phases 2014 (Movie)

Clarissa (Actor)

Reality Bites Back 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Pieces 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Welcome to Woop Woop 1998 (Movie)

Bella (Actor)

Johnny Suede 1992 (Movie)

Mrs Fontaine (Actor)

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

National Basketball Players Association Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Dixie Lanes 1987 (Movie)

Violet (Actor)

O.C. & Stiggs 1987 (Movie)

Florence Beaugereaux (Actor)

Hell Riders 1985 (Movie)

Claire Delaney (Actor)

Rituals 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Canicule 1983 (Movie)

Noemie Blue (Actor)

Mean Dog Blues 1977 (Movie)

Donna Lacey (Actor)

SST -- Death Flight 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Call Us 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stepford Wives 1975 (Movie)

Charmaine Wimpiris (Actor)

Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Commit Marriage 1969 (Movie)

Laverne Baker (Actor)

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 1969 (Movie)

Carmel (Actor)

The Happy Ending 1969 (Movie)

Helen Bricker (Actor)

The Wrecking Crew 1968 (Movie)

Lola Medina (Actor)

Gilligan's Island 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

For Those Who Think Young 1963 (Movie)

Topaz McQueen (Actor)

Armored Command 1961 (Movie)

Alexandra Bastegar (Actor)

Viva l'Italia 1961 (Movie)

French Journalist (Actor)

The Trap 1959 (Movie)

Linda Anderson (Actor)

Day of the Outlaw 1958 (Movie)

Helen Crane (Actor)

God's Little Acre 1958 (Movie)

Griselda (Actor)

The Hangman 1958 (Movie)

Selah Jennison (Actor)

Advice to the Lovelorn (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Death Scream (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare in Badham County (TV Show)

Actor

The Day the Women Got Even (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A sultry figure in film and on television and stage since the early 1950s, Tina Louise was, for most viewers, the one and only Ginger Grant, the movie star castaway on the enduring TV series "Gilligan's Island" (ABC, 1966-69). The breathy, vampish Ginger was an object of erotic fascination for most of the men on the tiny island, as well as at homes across the country, but Louise was used to such attention, having earned wolf whistles since her teenage years as a magazine model and chorus dancer. Hot-blooded turns in Broadway productions of "Li'l Abner" and "God's Little Acre" (1958) preceded her turn as Ginger that, according to Louise, capsized her career, stereotyping her as the titian-haired, Marilyn Monroe-esque bombshell. In response to this pigeonholing, she distanced herself from any cast reunions while maintaining a low but active profile on television. Despite her protestations, Ginger remained Louise's defining role, an icon of sanitized sexuality for over four decades.

Relationships

Les Crane Actor

Husband
Married from 1966-1974

Caprice Crane Writer

Daughter
Born in 1974 father, Les Crane was an MTV producer and a novelist dedicated her first novel, Stupid and Contagious (2006) to her mother

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Miami University

Miami , Florida

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

Milestones

2000

Had a small role in the film "Little Pieces"

1995

Reunited with costars Bob Denver, Dawn Wells, and Russell Johnson in an episode of "Roseanne" (ABC)

1992

Had a small role in the satire "Johnny Suede"

1987

Co-starred in the Robert Altman comedy "O.C. and Stiggs"

1985

Played Taylor Chapin on the syndicated soap opera "Rituals"

1978

Had a recurring role on CBS' primetime drama "Dallas," as J.R.'s secretary, Julie Gray

1976

Portrayed an evil Southern prison guard in the ABC TV Movie "Nightmare in Badham County"

1975

Played a doomed suburban housewife in "The Stepford Wives"

1968

Cast in the Matt Helm spy spoof "The Wrecking Crew," with Dean Martin

1964

Starred as 'movie star' Ginger Grant on the sitcom "Gilligan's Island"

1964

Appeared in the Beach party film "For Those Who Think Young"

1960

Appeared in the Italian film "Garibaldi," directed Roberto Rossellini

1958

Posed twice for Playboy magazine

1958

Made motion picture debut in "God's Little Acre"

1957

Co-starred with Julie Newmar in the Broadway musical "Li'l Abner"

1957

Released her debut album, It's Time for Tina

1954

Principal Broadway debut in "The Fifth Season"

1952

Made her debut in the Bette Davis musical revue "Two's Company"

Appeared on the cover of several pinup magazines such as Adam and Modern Man

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