Kay Francis

Kay Francis

Highest Rated: 100% In Name Only (1939)

Lowest Rated: 60% Raffles (1930)

Birthday: Jan 13, 1905

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

One of the most glamorous stars of the 1930s, Kay Francis spent much of her screen time dressed to the nines in a series of the latest fashions. An imposing 5'9" tall, she received her start on stage and then graduated into the movie industry as a contract player at first, Paramount Pictures, and then Warner Brothers. Despite a mild speech impediment, she swiftly became one of Hollywood's premiere leading ladies, thanks to successes like "One Way Passage" (1932), "Trouble in Paradise" (1932), "Mandalay" (1934), and "I Found Stella Parish" (1935), and was the country's highest-paid actress in 1936. No one's idea of a wallflower, Francis relished the wild life, going through several husbands and numerous lovers, which resulted in a number of unwanted pregnancies. At the height of her fame, a falling out with Warner resulted in fewer prestige assignments for Francis and her popularity diminished. Once free from their dictates, she worked for various studios and devoted much of her free time to USO tours and entertaining American troops overseas. However, by the mid-1940s, film employment had dried up and fans would only be able to catch her in a handful of stage and television productions during the years that followed. A larger-than-life personality both on and off-screen, Francis was mostly forgotten in later years, but both the actress' life and acting career were too rich and intriguing for her to languish in such undeserved obscurity.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wife Wanted Carole Raymond (Character),
Producer
- 1946
No Score Yet 33% Allotment Wives Sheila Seymour (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman in the Case Sheila Seymour (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Allotment Wives, Inc. Sheila Seymour (Character),
Co-Producer
- 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Divorce Dianne Carter (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 56% Four Jills in a Jeep Herself (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Us Girls Christine 'Chris' Bishop (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 71% Always in My Heart Marjorie "Mudge" Scott (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Lost Himself Adrienne Scott (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Charley's Aunt Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 79% The Feminine Touch Nellie Woods (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 50% When the Daltons Rode Julie King (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 42% Little Men Jo March (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Play Girl Grace Herbert (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 75% It's a Date Georgia Drake (Character) - 1940
100% 73% In Name Only Maida Walker (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 30% King of the Underworld Carol Nelson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 0% Women in the Wind Janet Steele (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women Are Like That Claire Landin/Miss Clair King (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comet Over Broadway Eve Appleton/Eve Wilson (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 50% My Bill Mary `'Sweetheart'` Colbrook (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of an Actress Fay Carter (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 20% First Lady Lucy Chase Wayne (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Dawn Julia Ashton Wister (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stolen Holiday Nicole "Nicky" Picot (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confession Vera Kowalska (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give Me Your Heart Belinda "Bill" "Linda" Warren (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Angel Florence "Flo" Nightingale (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranded Lynn Palmer (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living on Velvet Amy Prentiss Parker (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goose and the Gander Georgiana (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 17% I Found Stella Parish Stella Parish (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 40% Mandalay Tanya Borisoff, aka Spot White and Marjorie Lang (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 40% British Agent Elena Moura (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 55% Wonder Bar Liane Renaud (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 50% Doctor Monica Dr. Monica Braden (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet House on 56th Street Peggy Martin Van Tyle/Peggy Stone (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 33% I Loved a Woman Laura McDonald (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm at Daybreak Irina Radovic (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 80% The Keyhole Ann Brooks aka Anne Vallee (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Stevens, M.D. Dr. Mary Stevens (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 82% One Way Passage Joan (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 67% Jewel Robbery Baroness Teri (Character) - 1932
92% 91% Trouble in Paradise Madame Mariette Colet (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 12% Cynara Clemency Warlock (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 60% Man Wanted Lois Ames (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 17% Street of Women Unknown (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet False Madonna Tina (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 54% Guilty Hands Marjorie West (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandal Sheet Edith Flint (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet 24 Hours Fanny Towner (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies' Man Norma Page (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vice Squad Alice Morrison (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transgression Elsie Maury (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls About Town Wanda Howard (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Street of Chance Alma Marsden (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion Flower Dulce Morado (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virtuous Sin Marya Ivanova Sablin (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Notorious Affair Countess Olga Balakireff (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Makeup Kitty Parker (Character) - 1930
60% 67% Raffles Gwen (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 29% For the Defense Irene Manners (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentlemen of the Press Myra May (Character) - 1929
95% 70% The Cocoanuts Penelope (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Curves Zara Flynn (Character) - 1929

QUOTES FROM Kay Francis CHARACTERS

Mariette Colet says: You see, Fran├žois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Fran├žois, I think it would be a mistake.