Barbara Loden

Barbara Loden

Highest Rated: 92% Wanda (1970)

Lowest Rated: 78% Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Birthday: Jul 8, 1932

Birthplace: Marion, North Carolina, USA

Former pin-up and model for magazine stories who studied acting in New York in the early 1950s and began appearing on Broadway toward the end of the decade. A gentle-looking blonde with delicate, angular features, Loden was discovered by director Elia Kazan at an audition for his 1960 feature "Wild River" and made her debut in that film with a bit part as Montgomery Clift's secretary. Kazan then featured her as Warren Beatty's wild, wayward sister in "Splendor in the Grass" (1961) and in 1964, as founder and director of the newly-formed Lincoln Center Repertory Theater, he starred her in the company's premiere production of Arthur Miller's autobiographical "After the Fall." Loden won a Tony award for her complex portrayal of a thinly-veiled Marilyn Monroe figure. After appearing in two more Lincoln Center productions that season--"But For Whom Charlie" and "The Changeling"--and starring as a film editor in the unreleased 1967 film oddity "Fade-In," Loden married Kazan and went into semi-retirement.

Highest rated movies

Wild River
Splendor in the Grass




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Frontier Experience Delilah Fowler (Character),
- 1975
92% 69% Wanda Wanda Goronski (Character),
$51.7K 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fade-In Jean (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glass Menagerie Laura Wingfield (Character) - 1966
78% 90% Splendor in the Grass Ginny Stamper (Character) - 1961
92% 84% Wild River Betty Jackson (Character) - 1960