Carroll Baker

Carroll Baker

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Country (1958)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Birthday: May 28, 1931

Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

A talented former dancer and magician's assistant, voluptuous, blonde bombshell Carroll Baker came under the private tutelage of Lee Strasberg once in NYC, eventually becoming a member of the famed Actors Studio. She had appeared in a bit role in "Easy to Love" (1953), but it was her performance on Broadway in Robert Anderson's "All Summer Long" (1955) that led director Elia Kazan and playwright-screenwriter Tennessee Williams to chose her (over Marilyn Monroe) for their classic "Baby Doll" (1956). Although George Steven's "Giant," which opened two months earlier that same year, introduced Baker as a terrific screen presence, it did not prepare anyone for her sizzling portrayal as the underage and overly ripe wife of Karl Malden, whose erotic thumb-sucking and torrid "love scene" (without a single kiss) played with Eli Wallach on a swing outside the house somehow slipped past the Hays' censors, earning her a much-deserved Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Condemned by the Catholic Church's Legion of Decency because of its "carnal suggestiveness," "Baby Doll" established Baker solidly as an A-list actor.

Highest rated movies

The Big Country
Giant
Star 80
How the West Was Won
Baby Doll
The Game
Bad
Cheyenne Autumn

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 82% Cinerama Adventure Self - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Hearts Nana (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rag and Bone Sister Marie (Character) - 1998
77% 84% The Game Ilsa (Character) $48.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart Full of Rain Edith Pearl Dockett (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 45% Skeletons Nancy Norton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet North Shore Fish Arlyne (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalva Naomi (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Your Luck Momie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Measures Elaine Mitchelson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgment Day: The John List Story Alma List (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Fist Lovelle Summers (Character) - 1991
51% 52% Kindergarten Cop Eleanor Crisp (Character) $88.6M 1990
58% 59% Ironweed Annie Phelan (Character) $6.9M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Fire Maureen (Character) - 1987
56% 25% Native Son Mrs. Dalton (Character) $374.6K 1986
No Score Yet 37% Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil Gerda Hoffman (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 50% The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud Mama Freud (Character) - 1984
87% 70% Star 80 Dorothy's Mother (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Monarch Brown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror Storm Sheila (Character) - 1982
52% 57% The Watcher in the Woods Helen Curtis (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World Is Full of Married Men Linda Cooper (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bloodbath Treasure (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cyclone Sheila (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father's Wife Laura (Character) - 1978
63% 66% Bad Hazel Aiken (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Last, At Last Lucia (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Satan's Doll Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet As of Tomorrow Polly Pott (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 89% James Dean, the First American Teen-ager Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Next Victim Sandy Marshall (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Town of the Damned Treasure (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 8% A Quiet Place to Kill Helen (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 44% Kiss Me, Kill Me Baba Yaga (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 33% Knife of Ice Martha Caldwell (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil Has Seven Faces Julie Harrison/Mary Harrison (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 31% Captain Apache Maude (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 10% Bloody Mary Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fourth Victim Julie Spencer / Lillian Martin (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 31% So Sweet... So Perverse Nicole Perrier (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paranoia Kathryn West (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 43% Jack of Diamonds Carroll Baker (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sylvia Sylvia: West (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 45% Harlow Jean Harlow (Character) - 1965
43% 64% The Greatest Story Ever Told Veronica (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Moses Julie Anderson (Character) - 1965
60% 45% Cheyenne Autumn Deborah Wright (Character) - 1964
33% 62% The Carpetbaggers Rina Marlowe Cord (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Station Six-Sahara Catherine (Character) - 1963
86% 74% How the West Was Won Eve Prescott (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 78% Bridge to the Sun Gwen Terasaki (Character) - 1961
50% 42% Something Wild Mary Ann Robinson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 71% But Not for Me Ellie Brown/Borden (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 20% The Miracle Teresa (Character) - 1959
100% 90% The Big Country Patricia Terrill (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voice of the Big Country Unknown (Character) - 1958
81% 81% Baby Doll Baby Doll Meighan (Character) - 1956
88% 87% Giant Luz Benedict II (Character) $183.9K 1956
No Score Yet 43% Easy to Love Clarice (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 85% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1964 1966