Jean Peters

Jean Peters

Highest Rated: 92% Broken Lance (1954)

Lowest Rated: 60% Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1926

Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA

One of many photogenic young women recruited by Hollywood during the 1940s, Jean Peters jumped right into lead roles her first time out via the Technicolor epic "Captain from Castile" (1947). Gifted with the sort of face that prompted studio executives to offer instant movie contracts, Peters was never very comfortable with the sort of beauty queen image Fox wanted and was essentially a tomboy off-screen. While Peters often expressed disdain for the parts Fox assigned, she was almost invariably able to fulfill their requirements and registered favorably in pictures as varied as the comedic "It Happens Every Spring" (1949), Elia Kazan's superb biopic "Viva Zapata!" (1952), the film noir classic "Pickup on South Street" (1953), and the picturesque romantic drama "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1954). Ultimately, however, she decided to retire from acting in the mid-1950s at the young age of 29, despite having many more viable years as a leading lady. She eventually resurfaced after more than two decades out of the spotlight, but only appeared in a handful of television projects before retreating back into private life.

Highest rated movies

Broken Lance
Pickup on South Street
It Happens Every Spring
Niagara
Apache
Viva Zapata!
Three Coins in the Fountain

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moneychangers Beatrice Heyward (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 85% A Man Called Peter Catherine Wood Marshall (Character) - 1955
60% 43% Three Coins in the Fountain Anita Hutchins (Character) - 1954
92% 60% Broken Lance Barbara (Character) - 1954
70% 45% Apache Nalinle (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 66% A Blueprint for Murder Lynn Cameron (Character) - 1953
80% 68% Niagara Polly Cutler (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% Vicki Vicki Lynn (Character) - 1953
92% 89% Pickup on South Street Candy (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lure of the Wilderness Laurie Harper (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie Nellie Halper (Character) - 1952
61% 77% Viva Zapata! Josefa Zapata (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 64% O. Henry's Full House Susan Goodwin (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 49% As Young as You Feel Alice Hodges (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 58% Anne of the Indies Captain Anne Providence (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love That Brute Ruth Manning (Character) - 1950
86% 67% It Happens Every Spring Deborah Greenleaf (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Waters Ann Freeman (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 60% Captain From Castile Catana Perez (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers Beatrice Heyward (Character) 1976