Diane Baker

Birthday: Feb 25, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
Actress Diane Baker's well-scrubbed, all-American beauty has frequently been employed as a cool veneer for film characters of smoldering passions. The daughter of actress Dorothy Harrington, Diane was studying at USC when she was tapped for her first film role as Millie Perkins' sister in 20th Century-Fox's The Diary of Anne Frank (1959); the studio then cast Diane as Pat Boone's "girl back home," who didn't get to go along on Boone's Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959). She remained at Fox until 1962, essaying the title role in the studio's re-remake of Tess of the Storm Country (1961). Her most famous screen assignment was at Columbia, where she portrayed axe murderess Joan Crawford's supposedly well-balanced daughter in Straitjacket (1963). Diane became a documentary director in the 1970s with Ashanya, and a producer with Never Never Land (1982). The best of Diane Baker's latter-day roles was the media-savvy politico mother of the kidnap victim in Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Surrogate Louise 2013
50% Hemingway & Gellhorn Mrs. Gellhorn 2012
No Score Yet Harrison Montgomery Mrs. Cutsworth 2008
100% Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story Actor 2007
41% The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam Miss Taylor 2005
87% A Mighty Wind Supreme Folk Defense Lawyer $17.5M 2003
49% Harrison's Flowers Mary Francis $1.7M 2002
83% Mulholland Drive Actor $7.1M 2001
No Score Yet About Sarah Aunt Lila 1998
33% Murder at 1600 Kitty Neil 1997
85% Courage Under Fire Louise Boylar 1996
53% The Cable Guy Mrs. Kovacs 1996
38% The Net Mrs. Bennett 1995
60% Imaginary Crimes Abigail Tate 1994
No Score Yet Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones Actor 1994
86% The Joy Luck Club Mrs. Jordan 1993
75% Twenty Bucks Ruth Adams 1993
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride Laura Parrish 1992
No Score Yet The Haunted Lorraine 1991
96% The Silence of the Lambs Sen. Ruth Martin 1991
No Score Yet The Closer Beatrice Grant 1990
No Score Yet Baker's Hawk Jenny Baker 1987
No Score Yet A Woman of Substance Producer Actor 1984
No Score Yet Blue and the Gray Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Pilot Pat Simpson 1980
No Score Yet The Last Survivors Actor 1975
No Score Yet Stigma Actor 1972
0% Krakatoa East of Java Laura 1969
No Score Yet The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Suzie Clemens 1968
No Score Yet Mirage Shela 1965
82% Marnie Lil Mainwaring 1964
88% Strait-Jacket Carol Harbin 1964
No Score Yet Nine Hours to Rama Sheila 1963
No Score Yet Stolen Hours Ellen Pember 1963
No Score Yet The 300 Spartans Ellas 1962
No Score Yet Heningway's Adventures of a Young Man Carolyn 1962
No Score Yet Hemingway's Adventures Of A Young Man Actor 1962
No Score Yet The Wizard Of Baghdad Princess Yasmin 1960
86% Journey to the Center of the Earth Jenny Lindenbrook 1959
60% The Best of Everything April 1959
76% The Diary of Anne Frank Margot Frank 1959


91% House
Blythe House
  • 2012
  • 2008
  • 2005
79% Lie to Me
Judge Quinn
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Margo Nelson
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
Louise Duffy Louise
  • 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Anna Louise Barlow Mary Forsythe Eleanor Thane
  • 1992
  • 1990
  • 1987
No Score Yet Kojak
  • 1977
No Score Yet Columbo
  • 1976
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Ann Brecht
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Night Gallery
Miss Alcott
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
Mary Wharton Norma O'Casey
  • 1971
  • 1967
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Jean Carlisle
  • 1967


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