Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

  • Highest Rated: 95% The Uninvited (1944)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% Nomads (1986)
  • Birthday: Aug 2, 1916
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • In films from 1941, the hauntingly beautiful American actress Elizabeth Russell seemed predestined for psychological horror films. After an unforgettable one-scene appearance as one of the title characters in producer Val Lewton's Cat People, Russell became a fixture of the Lewton unit at RKO until 1946. Her best performance during this period was as the spiteful daughter of genially crazy old recluse Julia Dean in Curse of the Cat People (1944). Outside of her work for Lewton, Elizabeth Russell was seen as Bela Lugosi's wife in The Corpse Vanishes (1942) who, despite being dead for 25 years, gives Lugosi quite a tongue-lashing whenever she sees him and is the model for the portrait of the ghostly Mary Meredith in the Paramount chiller The Uninvited (1944).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

22% Nomads Cathy 1986
No Score Yet So Big Lady 1953
89% Bedlam Mistress Simms 1946
No Score Yet Adventure Dame 1945
90% The Curse of the Cat People Barbara Farren 1945
No Score Yet Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Kola Hanson 1945
No Score Yet Keep Your Powder Dry WAC Sergeant 1945
No Score Yet Summer Storm Dinner Guest 1944
No Score Yet Weird Woman Evelyn Sawtelle 1944
95% The Uninvited Portrait of Mary Meredith 1944
No Score Yet Youth Runs Wild Mrs. Taylor 1944
93% The Seventh Victim Mimi 1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Madman Maria 1943
94% Cat People The Cat Woman 1942
No Score Yet Meet the Mob Zelda 1942
No Score Yet The Corpse Vanishes Countess Lorenz 1942

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