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Tina Louise



"Titian-haired" is the manner in which actress Tina Louise is usually described. Despite her numerous comic performances, she prefers to be regarded as a serious actress; according to some of her co-workers, her preference in this manner often takes the form of an ultimatum. Louise was born near Brooklyn, where her father ran a candy store. She studied drama at Miami University, the Neighborhood Playhouse, and the Actors' Studio. A nightclub singer in the mid-1950s, Louise came to Broadway as Appasionatta von Climax in the original 1956 production of the musical Li'l Abner. Two years later she made her first film, the then-torrid God's Little Acre.



By the early 1960s, Louise was shuttling between Hollywood and Europe, often appearing in productions of the shoestring variety. Louise is fondly remembered for her three-year (1964 through 1967) stint as Marilynesque movie star Ginger Grant on Gilligan's Island, though she despised the role and made no secret of it on the set. Nor did she wish to have anything to do with the Gilligan cartoon and TV movie follow-ups of the 1970s and 1980s, choosing instead to carve a reputation as a versatile, no-nonsense actress, though she eventually capitulated and appeared in The Castaways on Gilligan's Island. Though she would go on to make other film and TV appearances in the decades to come, even penning a children's book and earning her helicopter pilot's license, Louise would forever remain the most well known for the role of Ginger.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
69% Late Phases
  • Clarissa
2014
No Score Yet Il fischio al naso (The Seventh Floor)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Hell Riders
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Dixie Lanes
  • Violet Hunter
2004
No Score Yet Evils of the Night
  • Cora
2003
No Score Yet Surviving Gilligan's Island
  • Actor
2002
28% Welcome to Woop Woop
  • Bella
1998
36% Johnny Suede
  • Mrs. Fontaine
1991
No Score Yet O.C. and Stiggs
  • Florence Beaugereaux
1987
No Score Yet Canicule (Dog Day)
  • Noemie Blue
1984
No Score Yet Dog Day
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Peter-No Tail
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Mean Dog Blues
  • Donna Lacey
1978
No Score Yet SST: Death Flight (Flight of the Maiden)
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (Rosemary's Baby II)
  • Marjean Dorn
1976
No Score Yet Nightmare in Badham County
  • Greer
1976
69% The Stepford Wives
  • Charmaine
1975
No Score Yet Death Scream
  • Hilda Murray
1975
20% The Happy Ending
  • Helen Bricker
1969
No Score Yet Good Guys and the Bad Guys
  • Carmel
1969
No Score Yet How to Commit Marriage
  • LaVerne
1969
No Score Yet The Wrecking Crew
  • Lola Medina
1968
No Score Yet For Those Who Think Young
  • Topaz McQueen
1964
No Score Yet Armored Command
  • Alexandra Bastegar
1961
No Score Yet Day of the Outlaw
  • Helen Crane
1959
No Score Yet The Hangman
  • Selah Jennison
1959
No Score Yet God's Little Acre
  • Griselda
1958

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Edie

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