Elissa Landi

Elissa Landi

  • Highest Rated: 100% After the Thin Man (1936)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% The Sign of the Cross (1932)
  • Birthday: Dec 6, 1904
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The daughter of an Austrian military officer and stepdaughter of an Italian nobleman, Elissa Landi was privately educated in England and Canada. Her acting career commenced with the 1924 London stage production The Storm; two years later, she appeared in her first film. She came to Broadway to play Catherine Barclay in an unsuccessful staging of Hemingway's Farewell to Arms. Despite the failure of this production, Elissa was invited to come to Hollywood. She is best remembered for her ethereal, virtuous performance as the early-Christian heroine of DeMille's Sign of the Cross (1932), though she was even more effective as the leading lady in the historical satire The Warrior's Husband (1933). Her screen career came to an end in 1937, save for an unexpected return before the cameras in the 1943 war film Corregidor. Elissa Landi spent her last acting years on Broadway, devoting her spare time to writing poetry and novels; she died of cancer in 1948, at the age of 44.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Corregidor Dr. Royce Lee Stockman 1943
100% After the Thin Man Selma Landis 1936
No Score Yet Enter Madame Lisa Della Robbia 1935
83% The Count of Monte Cristo Mercedes de Rosas 1934
No Score Yet The Great Flirtation Zita Marishka 1934
No Score Yet Sisters Under the Skin Blossom Bailey 1934
No Score Yet I Loved You Wednesday Vicki Meredith 1933
No Score Yet The Warrior's Husband Antiope 1933
33% The Sign of the Cross Mercia 1932
No Score Yet Wicked Actor 1931
No Score Yet Knowing Men Actor 1930
No Score Yet Underground Nell 1928

QUOTES FROM Elissa Landi CHARACTERS

Selma Landis
Goodnight Nick, and dthanks so much for everything. I want to kiss you. (Looks at Nora). May I?
Selma Landis
Goodnight Nick, and thanks so much for everything. I want to kiss you. [looks at Nora] May I?
Nora Charles
Go right ahead. But i warn you, it's a hard habit to get out of.
Nora Charles
Go right ahead. But I warn you, it's a hard habit to get out of.