Eva Marie Saint - Rotten Tomatoes

Eva Marie Saint

Highest Rated:   100% Grand Prix (1966)
Lowest Rated:   10% I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
13% Winter's Tale
  • Adult Willa
$10.7M 2014
No Score Yet Pushing the Limit: The Making of 'Grand Prix'
  • Actor
2006
76% Superman Returns
  • Martha Kent
$200.2M 2006
42% Don't Come Knocking
  • Howard's Mother
$0.4M 2006
54% Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Miss Franny
$32.5M 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
59% 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
84% 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
No Score Yet All Fall Down
  • Echo O'Brien
1962
64% Exodus
  • Kitty Fremont
1960
100% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Roz's Mom
  • 1999

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