Yvonne De Carlo

Actor, Dancer
A vibrant, full-bodied performer with a rich voice and a lushly sensuous if somewhat odd beauty, Yvonne DeCarlo achieved stardom in the 1940s in some of the more bizarre escapism of that era. During her heyday and later ... Read more »
Born: 09/01/1922 in Point Gray, British Columbia, CA


Actor (67)

Seasons of the Heart 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Barefoot Executive 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Death of Some Salesmen 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


The Naked Truth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Oscar 1991 (Movie)

Aunt Rosa (Actor)

Mirror, Mirror 1989 (Movie)

Emelin (Actor)

American Gothic 1988 (Movie)

Ma (Actor)

Cellar Dweller 1987 (Movie)

Mrs Briggs (Actor)

Play Dead 1985 (Movie)

Hester (Actor)

Flesh and Bullets 1984 (Movie)


Liar's Moon 1982 (Movie)

Jeanene Dubois (Actor)

Silent Scream 1980 (Movie)

Mrs Engels (Actor)

The Man With Bogart's Face 1979 (Movie)

Teresa Anastas (Actor)

Guyana: Cult of the Damned 1978 (Movie)

Susan Ames (Actor)

Nocturna 1977 (Movie)

Jugulia (Actor)

Satan's Cheerleaders 1977 (Movie)

Emmy / Sheriff's Wife / High Priestess (Actor)

Blazing Stewardesses 1975 (Movie)

Honey Morgan (Actor)

The Mark of Zorro 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)


It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time 1974 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

The Seven Minutes 1970 (Movie)


Arizona Bushwhackers 1968 (Movie)

Jill Wyler (Actor)

Hostile Guns 1966 (Movie)


The Munsters 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)


Marineland Carnival 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)


Munster, Go Home 1965 (Movie)

Lily Munster (Actor)

A Global Affair 1963 (Movie)

Dolores (Actor)

McLintock! 1962 (Movie)

Louise Warren (Actor)

Timbuktu 1958 (Movie)

Natalie Dufort (Actor)

Band of Angels 1957 (Movie)

Amantha Starr (Actor)

Flame of the Islands 1956 (Movie)

Rosalind Dee (Actor)

The Ten Commandments 1956 (Movie)

Sephora (Actor)

Shotgun 1955 (Movie)

Abby (Actor)

Happy Ever After 1954 (Movie)

Serena McGlusky (Actor)

Passion 1954 (Movie)

Rosa Melo/Tonya Melo (Actor)

Captain's Paradise 1952 (Movie)


Tomahawk 1951 (Movie)


Buccaneer's Girl 1950 (Movie)

Deborah McCoy (Actor)

Criss Cross 1949 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Brute Force 1947 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Bring on the Girls 1944 (Movie)


Road to Morocco 1941 (Movie)

Handmaiden (Actor)

A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Show)


Black Bart (Movie)

Lola Montez (Actor)

Casbah (Movie)

Inez (Actor)

Dream On (TV Show)


For Whom the Bell Tolls (Movie)

Girl in Cafe (Actor)

Here Come the Munsters (TV Show)


Here Come the Waves (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

Hotel Sahara (Movie)

Yasmin Pallas (Actor)

Kismet (Movie)

Handmaiden (Actor)

Practically Yours (Movie)

Office Clerk (Actor)

Proudly We Hail (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

Rainbow Island (Movie)

Lona's Companion (Actor)

Salome, Where She Danced (Movie)

Salome (Actor)

Salute for Three (Movie)

Singing-Quartet Member (Actor)

Scarlet Angel (Movie)

Roxy McClanahan (Actor)

Sea Devils (Movie)

Drouette (Actor)

Sombrero (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Song of Scheherazade (Movie)

Cara de Talavera (Actor)

Standing Room Only (Movie)

Secretary (Actor)

The Crystal Ball (Movie)

Secretary (Actor)

The Gal Who Took the West (Movie)

Linda Marlowe (Actor)

The Munsters' Revenge (TV Show)


The Power (Movie)

Sally Hallson (Actor)

The San Francisco Story (Movie)

Adelaide McCall (Actor)

Vultures (Movie)



A vibrant, full-bodied performer with a rich voice and a lushly sensuous if somewhat odd beauty, Yvonne DeCarlo achieved stardom in the 1940s in some of the more bizarre escapism of that era. During her heyday and later in character roles, she acted in remarkably few films that could be called first-class or even important. Given how campy many of her credits are, it is fitting that DeCarlo is best known, because of TV syndication, as the sensible but ghoulish Lily Munster on the silly if often funny horror spoof sitcom, "The Munsters" (CBS, 1964-66). As with many female stars of the 50s (Susan Hayward, Eleanor Parker, Anne Baxter) put into routine melodrama, she could give overblown performances; yet likability and talent were there, genuine feeling mixed with a flair for comedy that wasn't properly tapped often enough. The result was a career that, in its own way, lasted, such that when a fiftyish DeCarlo impressively belted out the showstopping "I'm Still Here" in the wonderful Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical, "Follies" (1971), all the poor roles she was given or had chosen to do seemed irrelevant, because the woman had a point.


of New Zealand descent ran a school for ballroom dancing at one point also invented a burglar alarm deserted his wife and daughter when DeCarlo was only one

Marie Middleton

was only 17 when her husband abandoned her with their baby daughter

Robert Morgan

married on November 21, 1955 father of Bruce and Michael Morgan lost a leg during the making of "How the West Was Won" (1963) divorced in the mid-1970s

Bruce Morgan

born on July 8, 1956

Michael Morgan

born on November 14, 1957


King Edward High School, Vancouver, British Columbia

never graduated; spent most of her time outside of school working as a dancer at a supper club



Again reprised the role of Lily Munster for the TV-movie, "The Munsters' Revenge"


First TV-movie, "The Girl on the Late, Late Show"


Replaced Cyd Charisse on the Australian and New Zealand tour of the stage musical revival of "No, No Nanette"


Reprised her role as Lily Munster for the feature film, "Munster, Go Home"


Returned to films in "McLintock"; played a supporting role and took below-the-title billing


Husband's loss of a leg and his long convalescence led DeCarlo to seek out more acting work


Did nightclub tour whose routines included parodies of some of her films; also did occasional TV work, but was semi-retired as she raised her family


Last film for four years, "Timbuktu"


First non-US production, "The Captain's Paradise", a British comedy co-starring Alec Guiness and Celia Johnson


Played one of the starring roles on the NBC one-hour comedy playlet, "Backbone of America"


First film as free-lancer, "Hotel Sahara"


After failure of "The Desert Hawk" at the box office, Universal ended her exclusive contract and offered instead to star her in one film a year


Signed by Universal; became a star in the leading role of the hit film, "Salome, Where She Danced"


Dropped by Paramount; last film there, "Bring on the Girls", in which she can be spotted in a small role as a hatcheck girl


First film to feature DeCarlo as more than an extra or in a bit part, "The Deerslayer", made while she was on loan to Republic Studios; played Wah-Tah, a Native American princess betrothed to Larry Parks


Appeared in several short subjects produced by the Soundies Music Corporation


Film acting debut, on loan-out to Columbia, "Harvard, Here I Come"; appeared mostly as an extra in a series of films at Paramount over the next two years


Signed by Paramount to a standard $60/week new player's contract


Won the title of Miss Venice Beach in a beauty contest; returned to Vancouver briefly in order to get legal visas for herself and her mother and then moved back to the Los Angeles area


DeCarlo and her mother refused an immigration visa to the US, but sneaked across the border and settled in Hollywood


Helped support herself and her mother at age 15 when she got a job dancing as part of a chorus at the Palomar Supper Club


Joined the St. Paul Anglican Church choir in order to develop a singing voice


Enrolled in a dancing school by her mother at age six (date approximate)

Auditioned for the leading female role of the Stephen Sondheim musical, "Follies", bound for Broadway; lost the role to Alexis Smith but was engaged for a prominent supporting role; received special billing; Sondheim also wrote for her the song, "I'm Stil

TV series debut: played Lily Munster on the CBS horror-spoof sitcom, "The Munsters"