Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Highest Rated: 100% Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Lowest Rated: 33% A Royal Scandal (1945)

Birthday: May 07, 1923

Birthplace: Michigan City, Indiana, USA

A luminous screen presence best known for a handful of roles, Anne Baxter acted in three Broadway productions while still in her teens and was soon invited to Hollywood. Her early films were not of consistent quality, but the lovely, husky-voiced actress usually managed to make a positive impression and showed genuine ability in pictures as varied as Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942), "Five Graves to Cairo" (1943) and "The Razor's Edge" (1946), winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the latter. However, she was best remembered for her indelible performances as a ruthless, success-driven young actress in "All About Eve" (1950) and the gorgeous and nefarious Nefretiri in Cecil B. DeMille's religious epic "The Ten Commandments" (1956). The movie assignments offered to Baxter in the wake of those triumphs were often not worthy of her skills, but she still managed to give consistent and laudable performances, particularly in projects that suitably challenged her. Principal among these was "Applause" (1972), a musical re-working of "All About Eve" for the stage in which the now older Baxter successfully assumed the role of the character she had deceived in the film. It was that sort of versatility and professionalism that allowed Baxter to earn numerous credits in three different mediums over a career spanning almost 50 years.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death Irene Adler (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 0% Jane Austen in Manhattan Lilliana Zorska (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Mo Jessamyn Connolly (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe vMrs. Rachael Bruner (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moneychangers Edwina Dorsey (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lisa, Bright and Dark Margaret Schilling (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Who Digs a Grave Mayor Helen Blyth (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Catcher Kate (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Liz Liz Addams Hatch (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes Miss Cramer (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 65% Fool's Parade Cleo (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Challengers Stephanie York (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Takeover Magda Blaine (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Protector Betty-Jean Currier (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ritual of Evil Jolene Wiley (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Companions in Nightmare Carlotta Mauridge (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matter of Humanities Myra Sherwood (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger on the Run Valverda Johnson (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 60% The Busy Body Margo Foster Kane (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Women Mary Ann (Character) - 1966
80% 72% The Family Jewels Actress in In-Flight Movie (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 58% Walk on the Wild Side Teresina Vidaverri (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mix Me a Person Dr. Anne Dyson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 56% Cimarron Dixie Lee (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Season of Passion Olive (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 55% Chase a Crooked Shadow Kimberley Prescott (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 18% The Spoilers Cherry Malotte (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Come On Rita (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 67% Three Violent People Lorna Hunter Saunders (Character) - 1956
89% 87% The Ten Commandments Nefretiri (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Desire Tacey Cromwell (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 38% Bedevilled Monica Johnson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 0% Carnival Story Willie (Character) - 1954
83% 76% I Confess Ruth Grandfort (Character) - 1953
80% 60% The Blue Gardenia Norah Larkin (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outcasts of Poker Flat Cal (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife's Best Friend Virginia Mason (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 64% O. Henry's Full House Joanna Goodwin (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Sun Valerie Hogan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 50% A Ticket to Tomahawk Kit Dodge Jr. (Character) - 1950
99% 94% All About Eve Eve Harrington (Character) $10.2K 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet You're My Everything Hannah Adams (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 80% Yellow Sky Constance Mae (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 45% The Luck of the Irish Nora (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 86% Homecoming Mrs. Penny Johnson (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Julia Norman (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blaze of Noon Lucille Stewart (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 68% Angel on My Shoulder Barbara Foster (Character) - 1946
71% 72% The Razor's Edge Sophie Nelson Macdonald (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 58% Smoky Julie Richards (Character) - 1946
33% 29% A Royal Scandal Countess Anna Jaschikoff (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eve of St. Mark Janet Feller (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Dinner for a Soldier Tessa Osborne (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 33% Guest in the House Evelyn Heath (Character) - 1944
100% 88% The Fighting Sullivans Katherine Mary Sullivan (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 41% The North Star Marina Pavlova (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 51% Crash Dive Jean Hewlett (Character) - 1943
100% 80% Five Graves to Cairo Mouche (Character) - 1943
89% 85% The Magnificent Ambersons Lucy (Character) - 1942
100% 76% The Pied Piper Nicole Rougeron (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% Charley's Aunt Amy Spettigue (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 67% Swamp Water Julie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Profile Mary Maxwell (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Joan Johnson (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Character) 1983-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet East of Eden Unknown (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers Edwina Dorsey (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown (Character) 1969-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Victoria Page (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story Elaine McKinley (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Mayor Helen Blyth (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Nora Chandler (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
93% 78% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959

QUOTES FROM Anne Baxter CHARACTERS

Addison De Witt says: 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 says: I don't think I've done anything to sound off about.

Addison De Witt says: We all come into this world with our little egos quipped with individual horns. If we don't blow them, who else will?

Nefertiri says: You will be king of Egypt and I will be your footstool!

Moses says: The man stupid enough to use you as a footstool would not be wise enough to rule Egypt.

Eve Harrington says: Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother.

Eve Harrington says: I distinctly remember Addison crossing you off my guest list. What are you doing here?

Margo Channing says: 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 says: For instance what?

Eve Harrington says: For instance you!

Bill Sampson says: Have you no human consideration?

Eve Harrington says: Show me a human and I might have!

Bill Sampson says: To give so much for almost always so little...

Eve Harrington says: 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 says: I'm afraid Mr. DeWitt would find me boring before too long.

Miss Claudia Caswell says: You won't bore him honey. You won't even get a chance to talk.

Nefertiri says: "I'll have you torn into so many pieces, even the VULTURES won't be able to find them."

Nefertiri says: I'll have you torn into so many pieces, even the VULTURES won't be able to find them.

Nefertiri says: "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 says: I'm surprized you noticed me.

Nefertiri says: Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!