Jessie Royce Landis

Jessie Royce Landis

Highest Rated: 97% North by Northwest (1959)

Lowest Rated: 86% It Happens Every Spring (1949)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1896

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mature character actress who specialized in portraying aristocrats and wealthy society matrons. Although Landis appeared in over 45 plays on the Broadway and London stage and made her film debut in 1930, it was not until the 1950s that she gave her most notable film performances. She was twice cast as the mother of Grace Kelly--in Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief" (1955), as the caustic mother who stubs out her cigarette in a soft-boiled egg, and again in "The Swan" (1956). Landis also played Cary Grant's sophisticated mother in "North By Northwest" (1959), although she was ten months younger than him.

Highest rated movies

North by Northwest
To Catch a Thief
It Happens Every Spring




No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones Grandmother Greher (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 38% Critic's Choice Charlotte Orr (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 53% Gidget Goes to Rome Albertina Blythe (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 43% Boys' Night Out Ethel Williams (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 76% Goodbye Again Mrs. Van der Besh (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Private's Affair Elizabeth T. Chapman (Character) - 1959
97% 94% North by Northwest Clara Thornhill (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 0% I Married a Woman Mrs. Blake (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 48% My Man Godfrey Angelica Bullock (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 10% The Girl He Left Behind Mrs. Madeline Shaeffer (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 71% The Swan Princess Beatrix (Character) - 1956
94% 84% To Catch a Thief Jessie Stevens (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Didn't Tell Me Mrs. Wright (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 47% My Foolish Heart Martha Winters (Character) - 1949
86% 65% It Happens Every Spring Mrs. Greenleaf (Character) - 1949


No Score Yet 86% Columbo Mrs. Chadwick (Guest Star) 1971
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Johanna Wagner (Character) 1954-1955