Nina Foch

Nina Foch

Highest Rated: 100% Executive Suite (1954)

Lowest Rated: 5% 'Til There Was You (1997)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1924

Birthplace: Not Available

Nina Foch's parents were Dutch composer/conductor Dirk Fock and American show girl and actress Consuelo Flowerton, a famous World War I pin-up girl. Foch was raised in Manhattan; in her teens she was a concert pianist and amateur painter. After studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts she appeared with little theater groups, in stock, and with touring companies; very soon she signed a contract with Columbia, debuting onscreen in Return of the Vampire (1943). Her early career was marred by low-quality films, but gradually her screen presence and talent helped her land better roles. In 1947 she debuted on Broadway; ultimately she appeared onstage in several Shakespeare productions. For more than a decade she sustained a fairly busy film career, usually playing chic, cool, aloof, sophisticated women who were often fragile and occasionally neurotic. For her work in Executive Suite (1954) Foch received a "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar nomination. She appeared in few films after 1960. Foch has appeared in many TV productions, and was John Houseman's assistant on the TV special A Night At Ford's Theater. She also continued performing onstage; in 1967 she directed the play Ways and Means. Among her other directing credits, she was associate director of George Stevens' The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). More recently, Nina Foch has become one of Hollywood's most respected drama coaches.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Dixie Lanes Actor 2005
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes Hazel Laidlaw 2004
No Score Yet Back When We Were Grownups Mrs. Holmes 2004
27% How to Deal Grandma Halley $14.2M 2003
36% Pumpkin Betsy Collander $0.2M 2002
12% Hush Alice Baring 1998
No Score Yet Shadow of Doubt Sylvia Saxon 1998
5% 'Til There Was You Sophia Monroe 1997
47% It's My Party Brandon's Mother 1996
No Score Yet Morning Glory Miss Beasley 1993
11% Sliver Mrs. McEvoy 1993
No Score Yet In the Arms of a Killer Mrs. Venible 1992
No Score Yet The Sands of Time Actor 1992
38% Skin Deep Alex's Mother 1989
22% Nomads Real Estate Agent 1986
57% Rich and Famous Literary Party Guest 1981
No Score Yet Child of Glass Actor 1978
No Score Yet Jennifer (Jennifer the Snake Goddess) (Jennifer Power) Mrs. Calley 1978
No Score Yet The Great Houdini Actor 1976
24% Mahogany Miss Evans 1975
No Score Yet Salty Mrs. Penninger 1973
No Score Yet Scarecrow Actor 1972
No Score Yet Such Good Friends Mrs. Wallman 1971
No Score Yet Columbo: Prescription Murder Actor 1967
93% Spartacus Helena Glabrus 1960
No Score Yet Cash McCall Maude Kennard 1960
No Score Yet Ten Little Indians Actor 1959
No Score Yet Three Brave Men Lt. Mary Jane McCoy 1956
89% The Ten Commandments Bithiah 1956
No Score Yet Illegal Ellen Miles 1955
No Score Yet You're Never Too Young Gretchen Brendan 1955
100% Executive Suite Erica Martin 1954
No Score Yet Four Guns to the Border Actor 1954
No Score Yet Scaramouche Marie Antoinette 1952
No Score Yet Young Man with Ideas Joyce Laramie 1952
96% An American in Paris Milo Roberts 1951
No Score Yet St. Benny the Dip Linda Kovacs 1951
No Score Yet Johnny Allegro Glenda Chapman 1949
57% The Dark Past Betty 1949
No Score Yet The Undercover Man Judith Warren 1949
33% Johnny O'Clock Harriet Hobbs 1947
96% My Name Is Julia Ross Julia Ross 1945
No Score Yet Boston Blackie's Rendezvous Sally Brown 1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember Constantia 1945
No Score Yet Escape In The Fog Eileen Carr 1945
No Score Yet Cry of the Werewolf Marie Latour 1944
75% The Return of the Vampire Nicki Saunders 1944


No Score Yet Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Guest 2007
No Score Yet NCIS
Victoria Mallard 2006
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
Catherine DuChamp 2000
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
Mrs. Montgomery 1999
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Katie Emhardt Rebecca Kinkaid 1994
100% Tales of the City
Frances `Frannie' Alicia Ligon Halcyon 1993
No Score Yet Hunter
Gloria Morrell 1990
No Score Yet Lou Grant
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Agatha 1969
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
Sophia 1969
No Score Yet Columbo
Carol Flemming 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
Clarissa 1967
No Score Yet Rawhide
Madrina Wilcox 1959
75% More Tales Of The City
Frances `Frannie' Alicia Ligon Halcyon
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
Comtesse de Chambrun


Grandmas Halley says: First loves are near really over. Nobody's perfect, sweetheart. But it doesn't mean it wasn't worth your while.