Dana Wynter

Dana Wynter

Highest Rated: 100% The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Lowest Rated: 40% Something of Value (1957)

Birthday: Jun 08, 1931

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Though Dana Wynter held a number of leading parts in television, her breakthrough film role was as Becky Driscoll, patient and former love interest of main character Dr. Miles Bennell in 1956's original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." The sci-fi classic served as a metaphor for anti-communist paranoia of the McCarthy era; Wynter's character, Becky, and Dr. Bennell fight to warn humankind about the Pod People, emotionless physical duplicates who take possession of the bodies of humans. Thanks to the exposure Wynter gained from the critically acclaimed film, she shared a Golden Globe win the following year for Most Promising Female Newcomer with fellow actresses Anita Ekberg (of "La Dolce Vita") and Victoria Shaw. After this win, Wynter appeared in fairly prominent movie roles, including Holly, fiancée of Rock Hudson's character in the Kenyan war drama "Something of Value"; and Jennifer Curtis, the love interest in the IRA drama "Shake Hands with the Devil," co-starring James Cagney. In the '60s and '70s, Wynter took roles primarily in television, including a cameo on the iconic Western "Gunsmoke" and a twice-occurring role on the mystery series "The Rockford Files," starring James Garner. Though she largely retired from acting after the early '80s, she appeared in one '90s TV movie before retreating from the spotlight. Wynter died in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana Queen Elizabeth II (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lives of Jenny Dolan Andrea Hardesty (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 51% Lovers Like Us Jessie Coutances (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 22% Santee Valerie (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Questor Tapes Lady Helena Trimble (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Connection Eleanor Warren (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0: The 90-Second War Claudine (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triangle Olive Millikan (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pattern of Morality Unknown (Character) - 1971
73% 54% Airport Cindy Bakersfeld (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Any Second Now Jane Peterson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Companions in Nightmare Julie Klanton (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet If He Hollers, Let Him Go Ellen Whitlock (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Time in Havana Mrs. Anne Palmer (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Has Two Faces Eva Wainwright (Character) - 1966
67% 69% The List of Adrian Messenger Lady Jocelyn Bruttenholm (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 61% On the Double Lady Margaret MacKenzie-Smith (Character) - 1961
86% 77% Sink the Bismarck! Anne Davis (Character) - 1960
67% 56% Shake Hands With the Devil Jennifer Curtis (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fraulein Erika Angermann (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 80% In Love and War Sue Trumbell (Character) - 1958
40% 54% Something of Value Holly (Character) - 1957
98% 85% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Becky Driscoll (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 43% D-Day, the Sixth of June Valerie Russell (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View From Pompey's Head Dinah Blackford Higgins (Character) - 1955
100% 85% The Crimson Pirate La Signorita (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again Myrtle Shaw (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Princess Irene Rachevsky (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Jackie Akers (Guest Star) 1973-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Isabel Townsend (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Eva Robinson (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colonel March of Scotland Yard Francine Rapport (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Diana Ryland (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1954

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