Isabel Jewell

Highest Rated: 100% The Snake Pit (1948)
Lowest Rated: 64% Ciao! Manhattan (1972)
Birthday: Jul 19, 1907
Birthplace: Not Available
Born and raised on a Wyoming ranch, American actress Isabel Jewell would only rarely be called upon to play a "Western" type during her career. For the most part, Isabel -- who made her screen debut in Blessed Event (1932) -- was typecast as a gum-chewing, brassy urban blonde, or as an empty-headed gun moll. Jewell's three best remembered film performances were in Tale of Two Cities (1935), where she was atypically cast as the pathetic seamstress who is sentenced to the guillotine; Lost Horizon (1937), as the consumptive prostitute who finds a new lease on life when she is whisked away to the land of Shangri-La; and Gone with the Wind (1939), where she appears briefly as "poor white trash" Emmy Slattery. In 1946, Isabel finally got to show off the riding skills she'd accumulated in her youth in Wyoming when she was cast as female gunslinger Belle Starr in Badman's Territory. Denied starring roles because of her height (she was well under five feet), Isabel Jewell worked as a supporting player in films until the '50s and in television until the '60s.

Highest Rated Movies



64% Ciao! Manhattan Mummy 1972
No Score Yet The Arousers Mrs. Cole 1970
No Score Yet Drum Beat Lily White 1955
No Score Yet Man in the Attic Katy 1953
No Score Yet The Story of Molly X Mrs. Mack--Prison Laundry Matron (uncredited) 1949
93% Unfaithfully Yours Telephone Operator 1948
100% The Snake Pit Asylum Inmate 1948
83% The Bishop's Wife Hysterical Mother 1948
80% Born to Kill Laury Palmer 1947
No Score Yet Badman's Territory Belle Starr 1946
No Score Yet The Merry Monahans Rose 1944
No Score Yet The Falcon and the Co-eds Mary Phoebus 1943
93% The Seventh Victim Frances Fallon 1943
88% The Leopard Man Maria 1943
No Score Yet Danger! Women at Work Actor 1943
94% High Sierra Blonde 1941
No Score Yet Little Men Stella N. 1940
No Score Yet Irene Jane McGee 1940
100% Northwest Passage Jennie 1940
92% Gone With the Wind Emmy Slattery 1939
No Score Yet Brother Rat Nurse 1938
92% Lost Horizon Gloria Stone 1937
100% Marked Woman Emmy Lou Egan 1937
No Score Yet Swing It, Sailor! Myrtle Montrose 1937
No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Lilli Eipper 1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town) Emily 1936
80% Big Brown Eyes Bessie Blair 1936
No Score Yet Ceiling Zero Lou Clark 1936
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man Gladys 1936
No Score Yet Advice to the Lovelorn Rose 1935
100% Mad Love Marianne 1935
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case Amelia 1935
100% A Tale of Two Cities Seamstress 1935
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice Judith Wilson 1934
86% Manhattan Melodrama Anabelle 1934
No Score Yet She Had to Choose Sally Bates 1934
71% Design for Living Lisping Stenographer 1933
100% Counsellor at Law Bessie Green 1933
90% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell) Junior'S Girl 1933
No Score Yet Blessed Event Dorothy 1932


No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Madame Ahr
  • 1965


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