Miriam Hopkins

Miriam Hopkins

Highest Rated: 100% The Heiress (1949)

Lowest Rated: 71% Design for Living (1933)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1902

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USA

This highly talented blonde Broadway actress possessed an intriguing, husky voice and a brittle, sometimes twitchy yet sexy style. An off-beat combination of a vivacious Southern belle and an insecure yet superior modern woman, Hopkins signed as a leading lady with Paramount in 1930 and gained early stardom for her roles in productions including the delightful Ernst Lubitsch musical "The Smiling Lieutenant" (1931) and Rouben Mamoulian's striking "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1932). In Lubitsch's masterpiece, "Trouble in Paradise" (1932), she displayed a sharp talent for sly, sophisticated banter, and she won an Oscar nomination in the title role of Mamoulian's "Becky Sharp" (1935). The feisty, intelligent Hopkins gave what is probably her finest dramatic performance in William Wyler's sterling if significantly altered adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play "The Children's Hour," "These Three" (1936).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 60% Lubitsch Musicals Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Intruder Katharine Parker (Character) - 1970
89% 73% The Chase Mrs. Reeves (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 45% Fanny Hill Mrs. Maude Brown (Character) - 1964
78% 84% The Children's Hour Mrs. Lily Mortar (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outcasts of Poker Flat Mrs. Shipton (Character) - 1952
83% 59% Carrie Julie Hurstwood (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mating Season Fran Carleton (Character) - 1951
100% 93% The Heiress Lavinia Penniman (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 76% Old Acquaintance Millie Drake (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Gentleman After Dark Flo Melton (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% Virginia City Julia Hayne (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady With Red Hair Mrs. Leslie Carter (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 76% The Old Maid Delia Lovell Ralston (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 62% Woman Chases Man Virginia Travis (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wise Girl Susan "Susie" Fletcher (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Are Not Gods Ann Williams (Character) - 1936
100% 77% Infamia Martha Dobie (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Splendor Phyllis Manning Lorrimore (Character) - 1935
92% 47% Barbary Coast Mary "Swan" Rutledge (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 31% Becky Sharp Becky Sharp (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Me Lydia Darrow (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 67% She Loves Me Not Curly Flagg (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 58% The Richest Girl in the World Dorothy Hunter (Character) - 1934
71% 81% Design for Living Gilda Farrell (Character) - 1933
86% 58% The Story of Temple Drake Temple Drake (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 67% The Stranger's Return Louise (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Kinds of Women Emma Krull (Character) - 1932
92% 91% Trouble in Paradise Lily, alias Mlle. Vautier (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancers in the Dark Gloria Bishop (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet World and the Flesh Maria Yaskaya (Character) - 1932
88% 71% The Smiling Lieutenant Princess Anna (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet 24 Hours Rosie Duggan (Character) - 1931
90% 80% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Ivy Pearson (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 20% Fast and Loose Marion Lenox (Character) - 1930

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Leona Bowers (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957

QUOTES FROM Miriam Hopkins CHARACTERS

Kerry Bradford says: I must go on, this jobs got to be finished.

Julia Hayne says: I love you darling (to Kerry).

Julia Hayne says: I love you darling.

Kerry Bradford says: That.s enough for me (being told Julia loves him).

Kerry Bradford says: That's enough for me. [being told Julia loves him]

Kerry Bradford says: Some consolation to know that I'm not the first person to be fooled by a woman (Julia).

Kerry Bradford says: Some consolation to know that I'm not the first person to be fooled by a woman. [Julia]

Vance Irby says: to Murrell: I'll give you 10,000 dollars to do a job for me.

Vance Irby says: [to Murrell] I'll give you 10,000 dollars to do a job for me.

Julia Hayne says: Have you told ME everything? (to Flynn)

Julia Hayne says: Have you told ME everything?

Julia Hayne says: You're in some sort of danger aren't you? (to Flynn).

Julia Hayne says: You're in some sort of danger aren't you?

Vance Irby says: I know what this means to you Julia, but you are the one person that can do it (send Flynn to Vance)

Vance Irby says: I know what this means to you Julia, but you are the one person that can do it [send Flynn to Vance]

Kerry Bradford says: I never argue with women, and certainly not one with a gun! (with a rifle to his chest).

Kerry Bradford says: I never argue with women, and certainly not one with a gun! [with a rifle to his chest]

Kerry Bradford says: When I was a boy in Ireland, I thought the same way (badly) about Englishmen.

Kerry Bradford says: When I was a boy in Ireland, I thought the same way [badly] about Englishmen.

Kerry Bradford says: Now Mr. Murrell, your going to tell your boys playtimes over.

Kerry Bradford says: You stay there, if you behave yourself I may come back and get you. (left her on a tree limb)

Kerry Bradford says: You stay there, if you behave yourself I may come back and get you. [left her on a tree limb]

Kerry Bradford says: I wish you would (fall), I fell ten days ago (fell in love).

Kerry Bradford says: I wish you would [fall] I fell ten days ago. [fell in love]

Kerry Bradford says: The interesting thing is what keeps them here.

Kerry Bradford says: I've been looking on the other side of mountains all my life.

Kerry Bradford says: I only understand that we must go seeing each other....

Julia Hayne says: Promise me we won't ask each other questions until we cross bridges and reach the other side.