Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint

Highest Rated: 100% Grand Prix (1966)

Lowest Rated: 10% I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

Birthday: Jul 4, 1924

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

After studying briefly at Bowling Green State University, New Jersey-born actress Eva Marie Saint entered the hectic world of live television. With a coolness and maturity that belied her youthfulness, Saint made an excellent impression in her first important stage appearance, 1953's A Trip to Bountiful. The euphoria attending her winning the Drama Critics Award was doubled by her 1954 Oscar win for her co-starring stint with Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront. The following year, the blonde, graceful actress appeared with Paul Newman in a TV musical version of Our Town (wherein "stage manager" Frank Sinatra introduced the hit song "Love and Marriage"). Saint continued starring in films with everyone from Bob Hope (That Certain Feeling, 1956) to Cary Grant (in the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest, 1959). A string of mediocre films in the 1970s prompted Saint to seek out more satisfying roles on television before returning to the stage in 1983. More recently, Saint won an Emmy for her performance in the 1989 dramatic special People Like Us. A staple of television throughout the 1990s and well into the new millennium, Saint essayed a supporting role in director Wayne Wang's 2005 family comedy Because of Winn Dixie before stepping into the role of the Man of Steel's mother in director Bryan Singer's Superman Returns the following year.


Highest Rated Movies



13% Winter's Tale Adult Willa $10.7M 2014
No Score Yet Pushing the Limit: The Making of 'Grand Prix' Actor 2006
75% Superman Returns Martha Kent $200.2M 2006
43% Don't Come Knocking Howard's Mother $0.4M 2006
55% Because of Winn-Dixie Miss Franny $32.6M 2005
83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet Open House Veronica 2004
No Score Yet Papa's Angels Grammy 2000
10% I Dreamed of Africa Franca 2000
No Score Yet Paul Newman: Hollywood's Cool Hand Actor 1999
No Score Yet Time to Say Goodbye? Ruth Klooster 1997
No Score Yet Titanic Mrs. Foley 1996
No Score Yet After Jimmy Liz 1996
No Score Yet My Antonia Grandmother 1995
No Score Yet Kiss of a Killer Mrs. Wilson 1993
No Score Yet People Like Us Lil Altemus 1990
No Score Yet Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair Mrs. Klinghoffer 1990
No Score Yet Norman Rockwell's 'Breaking Home Ties' Emma 1987
No Score Yet The Last Days of Patton Beatrice Patton 1986
57% Nothing in Common Lorraine Basner 1986
No Score Yet Fatal Vision Mildred Kassab 1984
No Score Yet Love Leads the Way Mrs. Eustes 1984
No Score Yet Jane Doe Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Best Little Girl in the World Joanne Powell 1981
No Score Yet The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Sarah Morrissey 1980
No Score Yet When Hell Was in Session Jane Denton 1979
No Score Yet A Christmas to Remember Emma Larson 1978
No Score Yet Cancel My Reservation Sheila Bartlett 1972
No Score Yet Loving Selma 1970
No Score Yet The Stalking Moon Sarah Carver 1968
100% Grand Prix Louise Frederickson 1966
86% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Elspeth Whittaker 1966
No Score Yet 36 Hours Anna Hedler 1965
10% The Sandpiper Claire Hewitt 1965
No Score Yet Carol for Another Christmas The WAVE 1964
40% All Fall Down Echo O'Brien 1962
67% Exodus Kitty Fremont 1960
99% North by Northwest Eve Kendall 1959
11% Raintree County Nell Gaither 1957
No Score Yet A Hatful of Rain Celia Pope 1957
98% On the Waterfront Edie Doyle 1954
No Score Yet Studio One Anthology Actor 1948


No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Guest 2014
94% Frasier
Guest Roz's Mom 1999
97% Moonlighting
Virginia Hayes 1988


Roger O. Thornhill says: Now, what can a man do with his clothes off for twenty minutes?

Eve Kendall says: You could always take a cold shower.

Howard's Mother says: Lying is for cowards.

Eve Kendall says: [Hanging with Roger from the edge of Mt Rushmore] What happened to your first two marriages?

Eve Kendall says: What happened to your first two marriages?

Roger O. Thornhill says: My wives divorced me. They said I led too dull a life.

Roger O. Thornhill says: Tell me, why are you so good to me?

Eve Kendall says: Shall I climb up and tell you why?

Eve Kendall says: You've got taste in clothes, taste in food.

Roger O. Thornhill says: And taste in women. I like your flavor.

Roger O. Thornhill says: How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?

Eve Kendall says: Lucky I guess.

Eve Kendall says: Roger O. Thornhill. What does the O stand for?

Roger O. Thornhill says: Nothing.