Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

  • Highest Rated: 100% All About Eve (1950)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% A Royal Scandal (1945)
  • Birthday: May 7, 1923
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Raised in Bronxville, N.Y., the granddaughter of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Anne Baxter took up acting at the age of 11 with Maria Ouspenskaya, debuting on Broadway two years later (in Seen but Not Heard); she continued working on Broadway until her screen debut at age 17 in Twenty-Mule Team (1940), a minor Western featuring Wallace Beery and Marjorie Rambeau. Charming if not beautiful, she tended to play shy and innocent types and gave a few outstanding performances, such as that with Bette Davis in All About Eve (1950); she and Davis were both nominated for the Best Actress Oscar, but it went to Judy Holliday. Her "breakthrough" film was Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), leading to many more roles in the next few years. At home in a variety of parts, she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1946 for her work in The Razor's Edge. Although she has worked with many of Hollywood's most celebrated and accomplished directors (Welles, Hitchcock, Lang, Mankiewicz, Wilder Wellman), after the mid-'50s she tended to get poor roles in mediocre movies. Baxter left Hollywood in 1961 for an isolated cattle station in Australia, an experience she described in her critically-acclaimed book Intermission: A True Story. She made a few more films, but her major work was as Lauren Bacall's replacement as Margo Channing in Applause, the musical version of All About Eve; having played Eve in the film, she now assumed the role earlier held by Davis. Baxter also did some TV work, including a part in the early '80s series Hotel. She was married from 1946-53 to actor John Hodiak, whom she met while filming Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Masks of Death (Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death) Actor 1984
No Score Yet Portrait of an Artist: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Actor 1983
No Score Yet Jane Austen in Manhattan Lilliana Zorska 1980
No Score Yet Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star Actor 1973
No Score Yet Fools' Parade Cleo 1971
No Score Yet The Late Liz Liz Addams Hatch 1971
No Score Yet The Busy Body Margo Foster Kane 1967
80% The Family Jewels Actress in In-Flight Movie 1965
No Score Yet Walk on the Wild Side Teresina Vidarverri 1962
No Score Yet Season of Passion Olive 1961
No Score Yet Cimarron Dixie Lee 1960
No Score Yet Chase a Crooked Shadow Kimberley Prescott 1958
No Score Yet Three Violent People Lorna Hunter Saunders 1957
97% The Ten Commandments Nefretiri 1956
No Score Yet The Come On Rita 1956
No Score Yet The Spoilers Cherry Malotte 1955
No Score Yet Bedevilled Monica Johnson 1955
No Score Yet One Desire Tacey Cromwell 1955
No Score Yet Carnival Story Willie 1954
86% The Blue Gardenia Norah Larkin 1953
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House Joanna Goodwin 1952
No Score Yet Outcasts Of Poker Flats Cal 1952
81% I Confess Ruth Grandfort 1952
No Score Yet Follow the Sun Valerie Hogan 1951
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk Kit Dodge Jr. 1950
100% All About Eve Eve Harrington 1950
No Score Yet The Luck of the Irish Nora 1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Julia Norman 1948
No Score Yet Homecoming Mrs. Penny Johnson 1948
No Score Yet Yellow Sky Mike 1948
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights Narrator 1947
No Score Yet Smoky Julie Richards 1946
No Score Yet Angel on My Shoulder Barbara Foster 1946
83% The Razor's Edge Sophie MacDonald 1946
33% A Royal Scandal Countess Anna Jaschikoff 1945
No Score Yet Sunday Dinner For A Soldier Tessa Osborne 1944
No Score Yet Guest in the House Evelyn Heath 1944
100% The Fighting Sullivans Katherine Mary 1944
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack) Marina 1943
No Score Yet Crash Dive Jean Hewlett 1943
100% Five Graves to Cairo Mouche 1943
92% The Magnificent Ambersons Lucy Morgan 1942
100% The Pied Piper Nicole Rougeron 1942
No Score Yet Charley's Aunt Amy Spettigue 1941
No Score Yet Swamp Water Julie 1941
No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Joan Johnson 1940

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
1995-2001
Disciple Elderly Woman Old Woman
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
1995-1999
Old Woman
  • 1998
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Nora Chandler
  • 1973
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Myra Sherwood
  • 1973
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Alice Flynn Carolyn White
  • 1969
  • 1968
93% Batman
1966-1968
Olga Zelda the Great
  • 1967
  • 1966

QUOTES FROM Anne Baxter CHARACTERS

Addison De Witt
I think the time has come to shed some of your humility. It is just as false not to blow your horn at all as it is to blow it too loudly.
Eve Harrington
I don't think I've done anything to sound off about.
Addison De Witt
We all come into this world with our little egos quipped with individual horns. If we don't blow them, who else will?
Nefertiri
You will be king of Egypt and I will be your footstool!
Moses
The man stupid enough to use you as a footstool would not be wise enough to rule Egypt.
Eve Harrington
Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother.
Eve Harrington
I distinctly remember Addison crossing you off my guest list. What are you doing here?
Margo Channing
As it happens, there are particular aspects of my life to which I would like to maintain sole and exclusive rights and privileges.
Bill Sampson
For instance what?
Eve Harrington
For instance you!
Bill Sampson
Have you no human consideration?
Eve Harrington
Show me a human and I might have!
Bill Sampson
To give so much for almost always so little...
Eve Harrington
So little? So little, did you say? Oh why, if there's nothing else, there's applause; I've listened backstage to people applaud. It's like... like waves of love coming over the footlights and wrapping you up. Imagine, to know every night different hundreds of people love you; they smile, their eyes shine, you please them, they want you, you belong. Just that alone is worth anything.
Eve Harrington
I'm afraid Mr. DeWitt would find me boring before too long.
Miss Claudia Caswell
You won't bore him honey. You won't even get a chance to talk.
Nefertiri
"I'll have you torn into so many pieces, even the VULTURES won't be able to find them."
Nefertiri
I'll have you torn into so many pieces, even the VULTURES won't be able to find them.
Nefertiri
"I'm surprized you noticed me." She says this to an unsuspecting Moses just entering back into his now deserted house. When Moses enters his house he finds his wife and son gone, but, looking up he sees Nefretiri standing in the shadows, as it were. And she's wearing this almost blinding metallic-silver dress, how could he have NOT noticed her...."
Nefertiri
I'm surprized you noticed me.
Nefertiri
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!