Judith Anderson

Judith Anderson

Highest Rated: 100% Rebecca (1940)

Lowest Rated: 60% Cinderfella (1960)

Birthday: Feb 10, 1897

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

A leading Broadway star from the 1920s through the '50s, Judith Anderson was perhaps most famous for her award-winning performance as "Medea" in 1947; as a formidable Lady Macbeth (opposite Laurence Olivier in London in 1937 and Maurice Evans on Broadway in 1941); and as an interpreter of the neurotic heroines of Eugene O'Neill (Nina in "Strange Interlude" in 1928 and Lavinia in "Mourning Becomes Electra" in 1932). Anderson made her film debut in 1933 and played the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers in Hitchcock's "Rebecca" seven years later. It was the first, and most memorable, in a series of malevolent character roles that made good use of her commanding presence. Cast against type, Anderson made an effective Big Mama in Richard Brooks' film adaptation of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958). Late in her career she gained a new following as campy grande dame Minx Lockridge on the NBC soap opera "Santa Barbara."

Highest rated movies

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
And Then There Were None
All Through the Night
Kings Row
Free and Easy Rebecca




79% 62% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock High Priestess T'Lar (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 0% Inn of the Damned Caroline Straulle (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underground Man Mrs. Snow (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 40% The Borrowers Aunt Sophy (Character) - 1973
86% 60% A Man Called Horse Buffalo Cow Head (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth, the Queen Queen Elizabeth I (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Bother to Knock Maggie Shoemaker (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Macbeth Lady Macbeth (Character) - 1960
60% 64% Cinderfella Wicked Stepmother (Character) - 1960
97% 92% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Ida "Big Momma" Pollitt (Character) - 1958
88% 87% The Ten Commandments Memnet (Character) - 1956
90% 80% The Furies Flo Burnett (Character) - 1950
83% 68% The Red House Ellen Morgan (Character) - 1947
100% 81% Pursued Mrs. Medora 'Ma' Callum (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 34% Tycoon Miss Ellen Braithwaite (Character) $107.1K 1947
No Score Yet 55% Diary of a Chambermaid Madame Lanlaire (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Specter of the Rose Madame La Sylph (Character) - 1946
100% 73% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Mrs. Ivers (Character) - 1946
100% 77% And Then There Were None Emily Brent (Character) - 1945
100% 91% Laura Ann Treadwell (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 65% Stage Door Canteen Self - 1943
No Score Yet 79% Edge of Darkness Gerd Bjarnesen (Character) - 1943
100% 70% All Through the Night Madame (Character) - 1942
100% 77% Kings Row Mrs. Harriet Gordon (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Scarface Slade (Character) - 1941
100% 62% Free and Easy Lady Joan Culver (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forty Little Mothers Madame Granville (Character) - 1940
100% 92% Rebecca Mrs. Danvers (Character) - 1940


No Score Yet No Score Yet Santa Barbara Minx Lockridge (Character) 1984-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955-1956


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