Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

Highest Rated: 100% All I Desire (1953)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

Birthday: Jul 16, 1907

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Barbara Stanwyck was a dazzling study in contrasts. At times sultry and sweet; vulnerable and tough; comedic and dramatic; joyous and tragic - she simply was one of the greatest and most unique actresses during Hollywood's Golden Era. She could play whatever the part required, whether it was madcap glamour in comedies like "The Lady Eve" (1941), tough-minded feminism in weepies like "Stella Dallas" (1937), or poisonous vixens in noir classics like "Double Indemnity" (1944). A working-class girl from Brooklyn, she became one of the richest women in the United States due to wise investments. On a personal level, she was wildly popular among her peers, yet died a virtual recluse. Most astounding of all, she gave some of the most unforgettable performances in film history, yet never won an Academy Award for her work. Like many an aging glamour girl, she moved reluctantly into TV in the 1950s and 1960s when her movie career declined, but became an even bigger star than she had been before. Barbara Stanwyck - an American original and the true essence of the word "dame" - like no other actress of her generation enjoyed a long, varied career in film and television while remaining beloved by her millions of fans.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet The Letters Geraldine Parkington (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Taste of Evil Miriam Jennings (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 25% The House That Would Not Die Ruth Bennett (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 57% The Night Walker Irene Trent (Character) - 1964
56% 57% Roustabout Maggie Morgan (Character) - 1964
60% 58% Walk on the Wild Side Jo Courtney (Character) - 1962
80% 33% Crime of Passion Kathy Ferguson Doyle (Character) - 1957
94% 65% Forty Guns Jessica Drummond (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 50% Trooper Hook Cora Sutliff (Character) - 1957
83% 83% There's Always Tomorrow Norma Miller Vale (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 53% These Wilder Years Ann Dempster (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 43% The Maverick Queen Kit Banion (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape to Burma Gwen Moore (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 70% The Violent Men Martha Wilkinson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 55% Witness to Murder Cheryl Draper (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 27% Cattle Queen of Montana Sierra Nevada Jones (Character) - 1954
100% 73% Executive Suite Julia O. Tredway (Character) - 1954
100% 75% All I Desire Naomi Murdoch (Character) - 1953
91% 66% Titanic Julia Sturges (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 21% The Moonlighter Rela (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 35% Jeopardy Helen Stilwin (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 23% Blowing Wild Marina Conway (Character) - 1953
73% 70% Clash by Night Mae Doyle D'Amato (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 48% The Man With a Cloak Lorna Bounty (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 67% No Man of Her Own Helen Ferguson/Patrice Harkness (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 27% To Please a Lady Regina Forbes (Character) - 1950
83% 81% The Furies Vance Jeffords (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 27% The Lady Gambles Joan Boothe (Character) - 1949
43% 74% East Side, West Side Jessie Bourne (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 73% The File on Thelma Jordon Thelma Jordon (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% B.F.'s Daughter Pauline `'Polly'` Fulton Brett (Character) - 1948
86% 78% Sorry, Wrong Number Leona Stevenson (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 25% Variety Girl Unknown (Character) - 1947
40% 67% The Two Mrs. Carrolls Sally Morton Carroll (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Love Karen Duncan (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 43% Cry Wolf Sandra Marshall (Character) - 1947
100% 74% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Martha Ivers (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 78% California Lily Bishop (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 9% The Bride Wore Boots Sally Warren (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 54% My Reputation Jessica Drummond (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Victory Caravan Herself (Character) - 1945
88% 75% Christmas in Connecticut Elizabeth Lane (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 64% Hollywood Canteen Herself (Character) - 1944
97% 95% Double Indemnity Phyllis Dietrichson (Character) - 1944
60% 51% Lady of Burlesque Deborah Hoople (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 90% Flesh and Fantasy Joan Stanley (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 57% The Gay Sisters Fiona Gaylord (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 47% The Great Man's Lady Hannah Sempler (Character) - 1942
100% 90% Ball of Fire Katherine 'Sugarpuss' O'Shea (Character) - 1941
91% 83% Meet John Doe Ann Mitchell (Character) - 1941
100% 87% The Lady Eve Jean Harrington/Lady Eve Sidwich (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 38% You Belong to Me Helen Hunt (Character) - 1941
100% 83% Remember the Night Lee Leander (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 46% Golden Boy Lorna Moon (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 65% Union Pacific Mollie Monahan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 64% The Mad Miss Manton Melsa Manton (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Goodbye Margot Weston (Character) - 1938
89% 83% Stella Dallas Stella Dallas (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 44% Breakfast for Two Valentine Ransome (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 50% Internes Can't Take Money Janet Haley (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 40% This Is My Affair Lil Duryea (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 0% His Brother's Wife Rita Claybourne (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 0% Banjo on My Knee Pearl Elliott Holley (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 38% The Plough and the Stars Nora Clitheroe (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 11% The Bride Walks Out Carolyn Martin (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Message to Garcia Senorita Raphaelita Maderos (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman in Red Shelby Barret Wyatt (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Salute Drue Van Allen (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Bride Ruth Vincent (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 53% Annie Oakley Annie Oakley (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lost Lady Marian (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 60% Gambling Lady Lady Lee (Character) - 1934
100% 81% Baby Face Lily Powers (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 60% Ladies They Talk About Nan Taylor/Nan Ellis/Mrs. Andrews (Character) - 1933
100% 64% The Bitter Tea of General Yen Megan Davis (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 41% Ever in My Heart Mary Archer Wilbrandt (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 43% Shopworn Kitty Lane (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 50% The Purchase Price Joan Gordon (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 63% Forbidden Lulu (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 50% So Big Selina Peake De Jong (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 50% Ten Cents a Dance Barbara O'Neill (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 50% Illicit Anne Vincent Ives (Character) - 1931
75% 73% Night Nurse Lora Hart (Character) - 1931
100% 75% The Miracle Woman Florence 'Faith' Fallon (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 55% Ladies of Leisure Kay Arnold (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 71% The Locked Door Ann Carter (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mexicali Rose Mexicali Rose (Character) - 1929


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thorn Birds Mary Carson (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Victoria Barkley (Character) 1965-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Dora (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbara Stanwyck Show Host 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1956


Elisabeth Lane says: Wouldn't you look different if you swallowed a watch?

Elisabeth Lane says: John, darling, when you're kissing me, don't talk about plumbing.

Elisabeth Lane says: My farm--I don'r even have a window box.

Sugarpuss O'Shea says: red as the Daily Worker and just as sore

Sugarpuss O'Shea says: Red as the Daily Worker and just as sore.

Phyllis Dietrichson says: Walter, I don't want to kill him. I never did. Not even when he gets drunk and slaps my face.

Walter Neff says: Only sometimes you wish he was dead.

Phyllis Dietrichson says: Perhaps I do.

Walter Neff says: And you wish it was an accident and you had that policy for $50,000 dollars. Is that it?

Phyllis Dietrichson says: Perhaps that too.

Phyllis Dietrichson says: It's straight down the line for both of us, remember?

Phyllis Dietrichson says: And you don't really care if we see each other or not.

Walter Neff says: Shut up, baby.

Martha Ivers says: Its the only room I didn't change. [on showing her childhood room to Sam]

Sam Masterson says: We were just a couple of kids.

Mrs. Ivers says: Sorry that you ever left here. [to Sam]

Walter O'Neil says: And you. What have you done?

Walter O'Neil says: All life is a gamble.

Sam Masterson says: You'll do it for old times sake.

Martha Ivers says: A sure thing is never a gamble.

Martha Ivers says: There's only way you'll find out, release the girl.

Sam Masterson says: I haven't been on the rubberneck tour for years. [on being shown the house of Martha]

Phyllis Dietrichson says: I think you're rotten.

Walter Neff says: I think you're swell - so long as I'm not your husband.

Phyllis Dietrichson says: Get out of here.

Walter Neff says: You bet I'll get out of here, baby. I'll get out of here but quick.

Phyllis Dietrichson says: There's a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. 45 miles an hour.

Walter Neff says: How fast was I going, officer?

Phyllis Dietrichson says: I'd say around 90.

Walter Neff says: Suppose you get down off your motorcycle and give me a ticket.

Phyllis Dietrichson says: Suppose I let you off with a warning this time.

Walter Neff says: Suppose it doesn't take.

Phyllis Dietrichson says: Suppose I have to whack you over the knuckles.

Walter Neff says: Suppose I bust out crying and put my head on your shoulder.

Phyllis Dietrichson says: Suppose you try putting it on my husband's shoulder.

Walter Neff says: That tears it...

Jean Harrington says: I need him like the axe needs the turkey.

Sugarpuss O'Shea says: I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk!