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Anne Francis

Highest Rated:   98% Forbidden Planet (1956)
Lowest Rated:   50% Susan Slept Here (1954)
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Birthplace:   Ossining, New York, USA
A professional magazine model at age four, American actress Anne Francis made some 3000 appearances on network radio before she was ten. She was under film contracts to both MGM and 20th Century-Fox as a teenager; in the days of publicity-agent pigeonholing, the actress was dubbed variously as "The Fragile Blonde with the Mona Lisa Smile" and "The Palomino Blonde," labels that she intensely despised. Usually cast in sullen bad-girl or troublemaker roles, Francis suffered from a volcanic private life; throughout these years her one source of comfort was her pet dog Smidgeon, whom she'd named after Walter Pidgeon, her co-star in the science-fiction film classic Forbidden Planet (1956). In 1965, Francis found herself with a more contentious pet, an ocelot named Bruce Biteabit, when she starred in the TV adventure series Honey West, in which she played a glamorous private detective. The series was meant to cash in on the gimmicky James Bond movies of the time (Honey West was a judo expert, had exploding earrings, and a microphone hidden in a martini olive), and like many such imitations, the program was on and off in a single year. Francis' film and TV career continued unabated after that, though a potentially good role in the 1968 movie musical Funny Girl was mostly consigned to the cutting-room floor in order to intensify the spotlight on the film's star, Barbra Streisand. Active in guest star spots into the early '90s, Anne Francis--billing herself in recent years as Anne-Lloyd Francis--enjoyed a brief co-starring turn as Mama Jo on the 1984 action series Riptide.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Lydia Bailey
  • Lydia Bailey
2009
No Score Yet Happy Holidays from Sinatra and Crosby
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Have You Seen My Son?
  • Catherine
1996
No Score Yet Lover's Knot
  • Marian Hunter
1996
No Score Yet Love Can Be Murder (Kindred Spirits )
  • Maggie
1992
No Score Yet The Double O Kid
  • Maggie Lomax
1992
No Score Yet Little Vegas
  • Martha
1990
No Score Yet Murder by Night
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet My First Love
  • Terry
1988
No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story
  • Marjorie Post
1987
No Score Yet Laguna Heat
  • Helene Long
1987
No Score Yet Return
  • Eileen
1986
No Score Yet Mazes and Monsters
  • Ellie
1982
No Score Yet Detour to Terror
  • Sheila
1980
No Score Yet The Rebels
  • Actor
1979
82% Agatha
  • Jane
1979
No Score Yet Banjo Hackett
  • Flora
1976
No Score Yet Moses
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The Last Survivors
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Columbo
  • Sharon
1973
No Score Yet Pancho Villa
  • Flo
1972
No Score Yet Columbo: Short Fuse
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Haunts of the Very Rich
  • Annette Larrier
1972
No Score Yet Fireball Forward
  • Helen Sawyer
1972
No Score Yet Wild Women
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet The Love God?
  • Lisa LaMonica
1969
No Score Yet Impasse
  • Bobby Jones
1969
No Score Yet Hook, Line and Sinker
  • Nancy Ingersoll
1969
No Score Yet More Dead Than Alive
  • Monica Alton
1969
93% Funny Girl
  • Georgia James
1968
No Score Yet Invaders 9
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Brainstorm
  • Lorrie Benson
1965
60% The Satan Bug
  • Ann Williams
1965
No Score Yet The Crowded Sky
  • Kitty Foster
1960
No Score Yet Don't Go Near the Water
  • Lieutenant Alice Tomlen
1957
No Score Yet The Hired Gun
  • Ellen Beldon
1957
No Score Yet The Rack
  • Aggie Hall
1956
98% Forbidden Planet
  • Altaira 'Alta' Morbius
1956
No Score Yet Rogue Cop
  • Nancy Corlane
1955
76% Blackboard Jungle
  • Anne Dadier
1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Sally Cameron
1955
No Score Yet Battle Cry
  • Rae
1955
97% Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Liz Worth
1955
50% Susan Slept Here
  • Isabella
1954
No Score Yet A Lion Is In The Streets
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is in the Streets
  • Flamingo
1953
No Score Yet Dreamboat
  • Carol Sayre
1952
No Score Yet So Young, So Bad
  • Loretta Wilson
1950
91% Portrait of Jennie
  • Teenager
1948
No Score Yet Summer Holiday
  • Elsie Rand
1948
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps
  • Bobby-Soxer
1947
No Score Yet Moses
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Lola Flynn
Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Liddy
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Woman
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Marsha White Jess-Belle

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