Dolores Hart

Dolores Hart

Highest Rated: 100% King Creole (1958)

Lowest Rated: 71% Lonelyhearts (1958)

Birthday: Oct 20, 1938

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Though she shared the screen with such stars as Elvis Presley, Montgomery Clift and Anna Magnani in the course of her brief acting career, Dolores Hart received more notice in Hollywood history books for her decision to abandon stardom for life as a nun in 1963. A pert, intelligent and confident performer, Hart proved equally capable at both high drama like "Wild is the Wind" (1957) and lightweight fare like "Loving You" (1957), the first of two films opposite Presley, and "Where the Boys Are" (1960). A retreat to the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in 1959 left Hart feeling a void in her life that could not be filled by acting, and in 1963, she left Hollywood to take her vows as a nun. For the next four decades, Hart led the monastic life of a Benedictine nun, returning occasionally to the spotlight to recall her religious calling, most notably for a 2012 documentary short, "God is the Bigger Elvis," which received an Oscar nomination. Though her film career was an admirable footnote in her life, Hart's dedication to her religious order was proof positive that some things held greater resonance than Hollywood stardom.

Highest rated movies

King Creole
Where the Boys Are




No Score Yet 81% God Is the Bigger Elvis Self - 2011
No Score Yet 56% Come Fly With Me Donna Stuart (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sail a Crooked Ship Elinor Harrison (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 29% Lisa Lisa Held (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis of Assisi Clare (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 0% The Plunderers Ellie Walters (Character) - 1960
88% 70% Where the Boys Are Merritt Andrews (Character) - 1960
100% 82% King Creole Nellie (Character) - 1958
71% 52% Lonelyhearts Justy Sargeant (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 68% Loving You Susan Jessup (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 65% Wild Is the Wind Angela (Character) - 1957


No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1957