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Marie Windsor

Highest Rated:   100% The Narrow Margin (1952)
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Birthplace:   Marysvale, Utah, USA
A Utah girl born and bred, actress Marie Windsor attended Brigham Young University and represented her state as Miss Utah in the Miss America pageant. She studied acting under Russian stage and screen luminary Maria Ouspenskaya, supporting herself as a telephone operator between performing assignments. After several years of radio appearances and movie bits, Windsor was moved up to feature-film roles in 1947's Song of the Thin Man. She was groomed to be a leading lady, but her height precluded her co-starring with many of Hollywood's sensitive, slightly built leading men. (She later noted with amusement that at least one major male star had a mark on his dressing room door at the 5'6" level; if an actress was any taller than that, she was out.) Persevering, Windsor found steady work in second-lead roles as dance hall queens, gun molls, floozies, and exotic villainesses. She is affectionately remembered by disciples of director Stanley Kubrick for her portrayal of Elisha Cook's cold-blooded, castrating wife in The Killing (1956). Curtailing her screen work in the late '80s, Windsor, who is far more agreeable in person than onscreen, began devoting the greater portion of her time to her sizeable family. Because of her many appearances in Westerns (she was an expert horsewoman), Windsor has become a welcome and highly sought-after presence on the nostalgia convention circuit.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
85% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Commando Squad
  • Casey
1987
No Score Yet Humanoid Defender
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Lovely but Deadly
  • Actor
1982
85% Salem's Lot
  • Actor
1979
71% Freaky Friday
  • Mrs. Murphy
1976
80% Hearts Of The West (Hollywood Cowboy)
  • Woman in Nevada
1975
No Score Yet The Outfit
  • Madge Coyle
1974
No Score Yet Manhunter
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal
  • Mrs. Green
1973
No Score Yet One More Train To Rob
  • Louella
1971
67% Support Your Local Gunfighter
  • Goldie
1971
No Score Yet Wild Women
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Good Guys and the Bad Guys
  • Polly
1969
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors
  • Mme. Corona
1966
No Score Yet Bedtime Story
  • Mrs. Sutton
1964
No Score Yet Mail Order Bride
  • Hanna
1964
No Score Yet Critic's Choice
  • Sally Orr
1963
No Score Yet The Day Mars Invaded Earth
  • Claire Fielding
1963
92% The Little Shop of Horrors
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Day Of The Bad Man
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind
  • Josephine
1957
No Score Yet The Unholy Wife
  • Gwen
1957
No Score Yet The Girl in Black Stockings
  • Julia Parry
1957
No Score Yet The Parson and the Outlaw
  • Tonya
1957
97% The Killing
  • Sherry Peatty
1956
27% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
  • Madame Rontru
1955
No Score Yet The Silver Star
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Swamp Women
  • Josie Nardo
1955
No Score Yet Two-Gun Lady
  • Bess
1955
No Score Yet No Man's Woman
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet The Bounty Hunter
  • Alice Williams
1954
No Score Yet Hell's Half Acre
  • Rose
1954
No Score Yet Catwomen of the Moon
  • Helen Salinger
1953
No Score Yet City That Never Sleeps
  • Lydia Biddel
1953
No Score Yet Trouble Along the Way
  • Anne Williams McCormick
1953
No Score Yet The Tall Texan
  • Laura Thompson
1953
No Score Yet So This Is Love
  • Marilyn Montgomery
1953
No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story
  • Cleo Abbott
1953
No Score Yet Outlaw Women
  • Iron Mae McLeod
1952
83% The Sniper
  • Jean Darr
1952
100% The Narrow Margin
  • Mrs. Frankie Neal
1952
No Score Yet Japanese War Bride
  • Fran Sterling
1952
No Score Yet Boot Hill Mamas
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet The Jungle
  • Princess Mari
1952
No Score Yet Two Dollar Bettor
  • Mary Slate
1951
No Score Yet Little Big Horn
  • Celie Donlin
1951
No Score Yet The Showdown
  • Adelaide
1950
No Score Yet Double Deal
  • Terry
1950
No Score Yet The Fighting Kentuckian
  • Ann Logan
1949
71% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend
  • LaBell Bergers
1949
No Score Yet Outpost in Morocco
  • Cara
1949
No Score Yet Hellfire
  • Mary Carson/Doll Brown
1949
100% Force of Evil
  • Edna Tucker
1948
71% The Three Musketeers
  • Dark-Eyed Lady-in-Waiting
1948
No Score Yet On an Island with You
  • Jane
1948
80% Song of the Thin Man
  • Helen Amboy
1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters
  • Girl
1947
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5
  • Party Girl
1943
No Score Yet Eyes in the Night
  • Actress
1942
No Score Yet The Big Street
  • Girl
1942
No Score Yet Smart Alecks
  • Nurse
1942
No Score Yet All-American Co-Ed
  • Actor
1941

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Nellie
  • 1966

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