Barbara O'Neil

Barbara O'Neil

  • Highest Rated: 100% I Remember Mama (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 54% Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
  • Birthday: Jul 17, 1910
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born to a blue-blooded New England family, Barbara O'Neil was 21 when she made her first Broadway appearance. During the summer season, she acted with the Provincetown Players, often in the company of her first husband, producer Joshua Logan. She made her film debut in 1937, marking time in traditional leading lady roles until cast as Scarlett O'Hara's mother in Gone With the Wind (1939), delivering an utterly convincing performance despite the fact that she was exactly three years older than her "daughter" Vivien Leigh. Her finest screen showing was as Charles Boyer's spiteful, dangerously neurotic wife in All This and Heaven Too (1940), for which she earned an Oscar nomination. Barbara O'Neil made only a handful of film appearances after that, retiring from show business after a successful run in the Broadway production Little Moon of Alban.

Highest Rated Movies








94% The Nun's Story Mother Katherine 1959
No Score Yet Flame of the Islands Mrs. Duryea 1955
80% Angel Face Mrs. Catherine Tremayne 1952
91% Whirlpool Theresa Randolph 1949
100% I Remember Mama Jessie Brown 1948
54% Secret Beyond the Door Miss Robey 1948
No Score Yet Shining Victory Miss Leeming 1941
83% All This, and Heaven Too Duchesse de Praslin 1940
90% Gone With the Wind Ellen, his wife 1939
No Score Yet Tower of London Queen Elizabeth 1939
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes Madeleine Durand 1939
No Score Yet I Am the Law Jerry Lindsay 1938
88% Stella Dallas Helen Morrison 1937


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