Edith Head

Edith Head

Highest Rated: 100% Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Oscar (1966)

Birthday: Oct 28, 1897

Birthplace: Searchlight, Nevada, USA

With 35 Academy Award nominations, eight-time Oscar winner Edith Head emerged from Hollywood's fitting rooms to become a household name. One of the film industry's pioneering professional women, she became a major American fashion force, designing for Vogue patterns and airlines as well. Her ability to shape each gown to a character or image made her as popular with film directors as with the glamour girls she dressed in both their private lives and screen roles. Yet the image she devoted the most work to was her own. Her friendly frankness led to regular appearances on Art Linkletter's daytime television show in the 1950s, offering fashion advice to audiences.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 29% Sextette Costume Design - 1978
100% 77% Sometimes a Great Notion Costume Design - 1970
73% 54% Airport Costume Design - 1970
56% 46% Winning Costume Design - 1969
89% 92% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Costume Design - 1969
No Score Yet 45% The Secret War of Harry Frigg Costume Design - 1968
No Score Yet 20% Chuka Costume Design - 1967
84% 79% Barefoot in the Park Costume Design - 1967
No Score Yet 25% Warning Shot Costume Design - 1967
13% 31% The Oscar Self - 1966
64% 77% This Property Is Condemned Costume Design - 1966
65% 53% Torn Curtain Costume Design - 1966
No Score Yet 18% John Goldfarb, Please Come Home Costume Design - 1965
No Score Yet 29% Where Love Has Gone Costume Design - 1964
50% 56% Sex and the Single Girl Costume Design - 1964
83% 73% Marnie Costume Design - 1964
82% 87% Love With the Proper Stranger Costume Design - 1963
14% 51% A New Kind of Love Costume Design - 1963
54% 76% Donovan's Reef Costume Design - 1963
83% 89% Hud Costume Design - 1963
No Score Yet 40% Who's Got the Action? Costume Design - 1962
100% 68% The Ladies' Man Costume Design - 1961
No Score Yet 43% All in a Night's Work Costume Design - 1961
89% 91% Breakfast at Tiffany's Costume Design - 1961
No Score Yet 55% The Pleasure of His Company Dress Designer (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 60% The Facts of Life Costume Design - 1960
91% 80% Last Train From Gun Hill Costume Design - 1959
No Score Yet 38% Alias Jesse James Costume Design - 1959
86% 71% Teacher's Pet Costume Design - 1958
94% 93% Vertigo Costume Design $1.8M 1958
64% 71% Houseboat Costume Design - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sad Sack Costume Design - 1957
No Score Yet 54% The Delicate Delinquent Costume Design - 1957
83% 73% The Tin Star Costume Design - 1957
100% 95% Witness for the Prosecution Costume Design - 1957
85% 69% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Costume Design - 1957
No Score Yet 82% The Joker Is Wild Costume Design - 1957
No Score Yet 53% Pardners Costume Design - 1956
87% 84% The Man Who Knew Too Much Costume Design - 1956
97% 93% The Court Jester Costume Design - 1955
87% 73% The Trouble With Harry Costume Design - 1955
94% 84% To Catch a Thief Costume Design - 1955
No Score Yet 60% The Seven Little Foys Costume Design - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Self - 1955
No Score Yet 45% Three Ring Circus Costume Design - 1954
77% 88% White Christmas Costume Design - 1954
98% 95% Rear Window Costume Design $1.6M 1954
88% 60% The Naked Jungle Costume Design - 1954
83% 79% The Caddy Costume Design - 1953
No Score Yet 41% Arrowhead Costume Design - 1953
97% 93% Roman Holiday Costume Design - 1953
97% 81% Shane Costume Design - 1953
88% 71% The War of the Worlds Costume Design - 1953
No Score Yet 54% Jumping Jacks Costume Design - 1952
No Score Yet 50% Denver & Rio Grande Costume Design - 1952
78% 80% Come Back, Little Sheba Costume Design - 1952
50% 54% The Greatest Show on Earth Costume Design - 1952
75% 64% Road to Bali Costume Design - 1952
No Score Yet 28% That's My Boy Costume Design - 1951
69% 71% Detective Story Costume Design - 1951
No Score Yet 59% My Favorite Spy Costume Design - 1951
No Score Yet 74% The Lemon Drop Kid Costume Design - 1951
79% 63% When Worlds Collide Costume Design - 1951
81% 84% A Place in the Sun Costume Design - 1951
No Score Yet 40% My Friend Irma Goes West Costume Design - 1950
99% 94% All About Eve Costume Design $10.2K 1950
91% 80% The Furies Costume Design - 1950
98% 95% Sunset Blvd. Costume Design - 1950
No Score Yet 47% My Foolish Heart Costume Design - 1949
No Score Yet 73% The File on Thelma Jordon Costume Design - 1949
No Score Yet 64% My Friend Irma Costume Design - 1949
56% 59% Samson and Delilah Costume Design - 1949
33% 43% The Great Gatsby Costume Design - 1949
No Score Yet 64% The Great Lover Costume Design - 1949
No Score Yet 55% June Bride Costume Design - 1948
87% 78% Sorry, Wrong Number Costume Design - 1948
100% 83% The Big Clock Costume Design - 1948
100% 78% A Foreign Affair Costume Design - 1948
73% 43% The Emperor Waltz Costume Design - 1948
No Score Yet 68% I Walk Alone Costume Design - 1947
No Score Yet 50% Ramrod Costume Design - 1947
96% 91% Notorious Costume Design - 1946
100% 72% The Blue Dahlia Costume Design - 1946
75% 66% Blue Skies Costume Design - 1946
97% 90% The Lost Weekend Costume Design - 1945
89% 75% Christmas in Connecticut Costume Design - 1945
86% 82% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Costume Design - 1944
88% 75% Ministry of Fear Costume Design - 1944
97% 95% Double Indemnity Costume Design - 1944
81% 74% Going My Way Costume Design - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Costume Design - 1944
78% 70% The Glass Key Costume Design - 1942
94% 81% This Gun for Hire Costume Design - 1942
No Score Yet 54% Star Spangled Rhythm Costume Design - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Costume Design - 1942
100% 77% Hold Back the Dawn Costume Design - 1941
No Score Yet 38% You Belong to Me Costume Design - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Nothing but the Truth Costume Design - 1941
89% 61% Road to Zanzibar Costume Design - 1941
No Score Yet 73% Caught in the Draft Costume Design - 1941
100% 87% The Lady Eve Costume Design - 1941
100% 89% Sullivan's Travels Costume Design - 1941
100% 80% The Great McGinty Costume Design - 1940
86% 76% The Ghost Breakers Costume Design - 1940
100% 68% Road to Singapore Costume Design - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Costume Design - 1940
No Score Yet 88% Never Say Die Costume Design - 1939
100% 85% Beau Geste Costume Design - 1939
No Score Yet 30% My Love for Yours Costume Design - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sudden Money Costume Design - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star Maker Costume Design - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invitation to Happiness Costume Design - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn of the North Costume Design - 1938
No Score Yet 60% Give Me a Sailor Costume Design - 1938
88% 79% Death Takes a Holiday Costume Design - 1934
90% 53% She Done Him Wrong Costume Design - 1933

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 86% Columbo Edith Head (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Bet Your Life Guest 1955