Mari Blanchard

Mari Blanchard

Highest Rated: 67% McLintock! (1963)

Lowest Rated: 33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1923

Birthplace: Not Available

American actress Mari Blanchard trained from childhood for a dancing career, but a bout with polio put an end to those dreams. Undaunted, she became an advertising model, then entered films in 1950 after attracting attention in a bubble-bath pose. Possessed of a striking but somewhat synthetic beauty, Mari was most effectively cast as tarts, homewreckers, and other assorted villainesses. Her most prolific work was in tongue-in-cheek exotic roles, such as the Queen of Venus in Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) and the Arabian princess in Son of Sindbad (1955). In 1960, Mari appeared as hotel-owner Kate O'Hara in the shortlived TV series Klondike, but was dropped from the project when it switched formats in 1961 and was retitled Acapulco. Mari Blanchard's last screen appearance was in 1963, where she was billed twenty-fourth as the likeable town madam in John Wayne's McClintock (she is but one of many townsfolk who refuses to shelter Maureen O'Hara when Big John sets out to give O'Hara a public spanking). After a long bout with cancer, Mari Blanchard died at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in 1970.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet She Devil Actor 2014
67% McLintock! Camille 1963
57% Twice Told Tales Sylvia Ward 1963
No Score Yet Don't Knock the Twist Dulcie Corbin 1962
No Score Yet No Place to Land Iris Lee 1958
No Score Yet Jungle Heat Actor 1957
No Score Yet Son of Sinbad Kristina 1955
No Score Yet The Return of Jack Slade Texas Rose 1955
No Score Yet Destry Brandy 1954
No Score Yet Black Horse Canyon Aldis Spain 1954
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Allura 1953
No Score Yet Assignment: Paris Wanda Marlowe 1952
No Score Yet Overland Telegraph Stella 1951
No Score Yet The Unknown Man Sally Tever 1951
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men Marie DeLatour 1951
No Score Yet No Questions Asked Natalie 1951
No Score Yet On the Riviera Eugenie 1951


No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
Mme. Gamar 1968
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Irene 1962
No Score Yet Rawhide
Margarita Laura Carter 1961


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