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

Blonde, ice cool, and sophisticated actress Nina Foch has worked steadily in feature films and television since making her film debut in Return of the Vampire (1943). As a contracted starlet for Columbia Pictures, Foch spent several years appearing in many B-films before she was able to prove herself ready for bigger fare. Born to Dutch conductor/composer Dirk Fock and an American chorine/WWI-era pin-up girl, Foch was born in Holland but raised in Manhattan. Before enrolling in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting, she had briefly been a concert pianist and an amateur painter. As an actress, Foch gained experience with local theater and touring companies until signing with Columbia in 1943. In 1947, Foch made the first of many forays on Broadway. By the early '50s, she was being cast in secondary but better roles in such films as An American in Paris (1951) and Scaramouche (1952). In 1954, Foch appeared in Executive Suite for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. But for a few television appearances and some stage work, Foch took a respite from acting in 1960 that lasted over ten years. She made a comeback in Such Good Friends (1971) and continued to appear sporadically in films as a character actress. Foch also worked steadily in television, was a respected drama coach in Hollywood, and taught at UCLA's School of Cinematic Arts for 40 years before her death in late 2008.


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
37% 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.