Marie McDonald

Marie McDonald

Highest Rated: 88% The Mighty Quinn (1989)

Lowest Rated: 67% Getting Gertie's Garter (1945)

Birthday: Jul 6, 1923

Birthplace: Not Available

Curvaceous model Marie McDonald entered films in 1942, floundering in bit roles until a savvy press agent found an appropriate "tag" for her. Promoted as Marie "The Body" McDonald, she appeared in a number of decorative movie and TV roles that made few demands on her histrionic talents but emphasized her physical attributes to the Nth degree. Unlike such sex symbols as Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, who managed to temper their overt eroticism with a touch of little-girl vulnerability, McDonald always seemed a bit hard and calculating on screen. Perhaps this is why we all laughed unashamedly when McDonald, cast as a Monroe-like starlet in The Geisha Boy (1958), was publicly humiliated by bumbling Jerry Lewis. When her film career dried up, McDonald began to indulge in some rather desperate publicity stunts; at one point, she ripped a page from the repertoire of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, claiming that she'd been kidnapped and bundled off to the desert. Even when her unorthodox behavior didn't make the headlines, McDonald could count upon her seven marriages to keep her name in print. Marie McDonald died of an apparent drug overdose at the age of 42.

Highest Rated Movies



88% The Mighty Quinn Jax 1989
No Score Yet Sotto il vestito niente (Nothing Underneath) Actor 1985
No Score Yet Promises! Promises! Claire Banner 1963
No Score Yet The Geisha Boy Lola Livingston 1958
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge Ginger Simmons 1949
No Score Yet Living in a Big Way Margaud Morgan 1947
67% Getting Gertie's Garter Gertie 1945
No Score Yet It's a Pleasure Gale Fletcher 1945
No Score Yet Guest in the House Miriam 1944
No Score Yet Standing Room Only Opal 1944
No Score Yet Tornado Diana Linden 1943
No Score Yet Pardon My Sarong Ferna 1942
No Score Yet It Started with Eve Actor 1941


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