Miriam Hopkins

Highest Rated: 100% The Heiress (1950)
Lowest Rated: 75% Design for Living (1933)
Birthday: Oct 18, 1902
Birthplace: Not Available
American actress Miriam Hopkins studied to be a dancer, but her first major opportunity with a touring ballet troupe was cut short when she broke her ankle. Opting for an acting career, Hopkins drew upon her Georgia background to specialize in playing Southern belles, most notably in the 1933 Broadway play Jezebel. Entering films with 1930's Fast and Loose, Hopkins became a popular film star, though many critics and film historians deemed her histrionic, uninhibited style as "an acquired taste." During the early stages of her film career, Hopkins contributed at least two memorable performances: Champagne Ivy, the doomed cockney songstress in the Fredric March version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), and the title role in Becky Sharp (1935), the first feature film to be shot in the three-strip Technicolor process. Relatively charming offscreen, Hopkins could be a terror on the set, driving co-stars to distraction with her lateness, lack of concentration and self-centered attitude towards camera angles; she owned the distinction of being one of the few actors ever reprimanded in full view of the production crew by the otherwise gentlemanly Edward G. Robinson. Still, she had her following, and was able to continue her stage career (she was particularly good in the 1958 Pulitzer Prize winner Look Homeward Angel) after her movie popularity waned. One of Hopkins' best later roles was her character part in 1961's The Children's Hour; 25 years earlier, Miriam had starred in the first film version of that Lillian Hellman play, These Three (1936).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Lubitsch Musicals Actor 2008
No Score Yet Savage Intruder Actor 1968
80% The Chase Mrs. Reeves 1966
86% The Children's Hour Mrs. Lily Mortar 1961
No Score Yet Outcasts Of Poker Flats Duchess 1952
No Score Yet Carrie Julie Hurstwood 1952
No Score Yet The Mating Season Fran Carleton 1951
100% The Heiress Lavinia Penniman 1950
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance Millie Drake 1943
No Score Yet A Gentleman After Dark Flo Melton 1942
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair Mrs. Leslie Carter 1940
No Score Yet Virginia City Julia Hayne/Julie Adams 1940
No Score Yet The Old Maid Delia Lovell Ralston 1939
No Score Yet Wise Girl Susan 'Susie' Fletcher 1937
No Score Yet Woman Chases Man Virginia Travis 1937
No Score Yet The Woman I Love Mme. Helene Maury 1937
No Score Yet Men Are Not Gods Ann Williams 1936
100% These Three Martha Dobie 1936
100% Barbary Coast Mary 'Swan' Rutledge 1935
No Score Yet Becky Sharp Becky Sharp 1935
No Score Yet Splendor Phyllis Manning Lorrimore 1935
No Score Yet The Richest Girl in the World Dorothy Hunter 1934
No Score Yet She Loves Me Not Curly Flagg 1934
75% Design for Living Gilda Farrell 1933
No Score Yet Stranger's Return Louise 1933
No Score Yet The Story of Temple Drake Temple Drake 1933
92% Trouble in Paradise Lily Vautier 1932
93% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Ivy Pearson 1931
88% The Smiling Lieutenant Princess Anna 1931
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Marion Lenox 1930