Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo

Highest Rated: 100% Wonder Man (1945)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1920

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Wholesome blonde actor who played decorative romantic leads opposite comedians Bob Hope and Danny Kaye in several Sam Goldwyn Technicolor romps of the 1940s including "The Princess and the Pirate" (1944) and "Wonder Man" (1945). Goldwyn also tried her in his acclaimed, Oscar-winning study of the difficulties of veterans' postwar readjustment, "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), in which she showed a likeable toughness and ordinariness rather than the usual peaches and cream appeal. Mayo was later in a few creditable "straight" roles including, most memorably, a pair of fine, rough-edged films for director Raoul Walsh, "White Heat" and "Colorado Territory" (both 1949), which suggested a greater acting potential than had been seen to that point.

Highest rated movies

Captain Horatio Hornblower
The Flame and the Arrow
Wonder Man
The Best Years of Our Lives
White Heat
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Kid From Brooklyn
A Song Is Born




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Next Door Lucia (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bible According to Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Witness Kitty (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evil Spirits Janet Wilson (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaways Liz Trent (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 0% French Quarter Countess Willie Piazza/Ida (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunted Michelle (Character) - 1976
15% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Miss Battley (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Utah Linda Lee (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 0% Castle of Evil Mary Theresa "Sable" Pulaski (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Fury Sara McCoy (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jet Over the Atlantic Jean Gurney (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 74% Westbound Norma Putnam (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 33% Fort Dobbs Celia Gray (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 29% The Big Land Helen Jagger (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 8% The Tall Stranger Ellen (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 13% The Story of Mankind Cleopatra (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Congo Crossing Louise Whitman (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 18% Great Day in the Morning Ann Merry Alaine (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% The Proud Ones Sally (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Pearl of the South Pacific Rita Delaine (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 19% King Richard and the Crusaders Lady Edith Plantagenet (Character) - 1954
13% 19% The Silver Chalice Helena (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 33% South Sea Woman Ginger Martin (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Canyon Abby Nixon (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% She's Back on Broadway Catherine Terris (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 15% The Iron Mistress Judalon de Bornay (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 42% She's Working Her Way Through College Angela Gardner/"Hot Garters Gertie" (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 57% Painting the Clouds With Sunshine Carol (Character) - 1951
100% 78% Captain Horatio Hornblower Lady Barbara Wellesley (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 57% Along the Great Divide Ann Keith (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Starlift Self - 1951
No Score Yet 56% The West Point Story Eve Dillon (Character) - 1950
100% 61% The Flame and the Arrow Anne de Hesse (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 36% Backfire Nurse Julie Benson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 36% The Girl From Jones Beach Ruth Wilson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% Red Light Carla North (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 0% Flaxy Martin Flaxy Martin (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Leave Them Laughing Nancy Eagen (Character) - 1949
97% 93% White Heat Verna Jarrett (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 64% Colorado Territory Colorado Carson (Character) - 1949
50% 75% A Song Is Born Honey Swanson (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Girls Don't Talk Smart Girls Don't Talk (Character) - 1948
75% 80% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Rosalind van Hoorn (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 40% Out of the Blue Deborah Tyler (Character) - 1947
60% 69% The Kid From Brooklyn Polly Pringle (Character) - 1946
98% 93% The Best Years of Our Lives Marie Derry (Character) - 1946
100% 84% Wonder Man Ellen Shanley (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 82% The Princess and the Pirate Princess Margaret (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Days Ashore Carol Dean (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 14% The Jack London Story Mamie (Character) - 1943


64% 50% The Naked Truth Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daktari Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958