April 5, 1908
October 6, 1989
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
36-27-34 in | 91.5-68-86.5 cm
52 kg | 115 lbs
7 US | 37.5 EU
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S., on April 5, 1908, was an American actress.
Young Bette Davis started her acting career on stage in off-Broadway play "The Earth Between" (1923).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Broken Dishes" (1929) in role as Elaine Bumpsted.
She made her big screen debut in pre-Code drama movie Bad Sister (1931) in role as Laura Madison.
She got her first break as Grace Blair in pre-Code drama film The Man Who Played God (1932).
Bette's breakthrough performance came as Julie Marsden in romantic drama movie Jezebel (1938).
How tall was Bette Davis and what was her weight? Bette Davis's height was 5' 3" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 160 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 115 іn pоunds or 52 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Bette Davis body measurements was bust-waist-hip 36-27-34 in inches or 91.5-68-86.5 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 34C with cup size C.
She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:
Of Human Bondage (1934) pre-Code drama as Mildred Rogers
Dark Victory (1939) drama as Judith Traherne
The Letter (1940) noir as Leslie Crosbie
The Little Foxes (1941) drama as Regina Hubbard Giddens
Now Voyager (1942) drama as Charlotte Vale
Mr. Skeffington (1944) drama romance as Frances Beatrice 'Fanny' Trellis Skeffington
All About Eve (1950) drama as Margo Channing
The Star (1952) drama as Margaret Elliot
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) psychological thriller horror as Jane Hudson
She won the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances in movies:
Dangerous (1935) drama as Joyce Heath
Jezebel (1938) romantic drama as Julie Marsden
She won the National Board of Review, USA Award for Best Acting for her role as Charlotte Lovell in drama movie The Old Maid (1939).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for her role as Apple Annie in comedy movie A Pocketful of Miracles (1961).
She won the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Golden Scroll Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Aunt Elizabeth in supernatural horror film Burnt Offerings (1976).
The Petrified Forest (1936) drama crime as Gabrielle "Gabby" Maple
Marked Woman (1937) drama crime as Mary Dwight Strauber
Juarez (1939) drama as Empress Carlotta
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) historical romantic drama as Queen Elizabeth
All This, and Heaven Too (1940) drama as Henriette Deluzy-Desportes
Old Acquaintance (1943) comedy drama as Kit Marlowe
A Stolen Life (1946) drama as Kate Bosworth / Patricia Bosworth
Dead Ringer (1964) thriller as Margaret De Lorca / Edith Phillips
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Lucy Mason in television drama film Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979).
Attended a spartan boarding school Crestalban in Lanesborough, Berkshires and Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
She was first woman to receive the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1977.
Was close friends with Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda and Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Was the highest paid woman in US in 1942.
She was a big fan of Kim Carnes song “Bette Davis Eyes”.
She won the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1974.
She won the Women in Film Crystal Award in 1983.
She had three children.
Davis died on October 6, 1989, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, at the age of 81.
She was married to:
Gary Merrill (1950-1960)
William Grant Sherry (1945-1950)
Arthur Farnsworth (1940-1943)
Harmon Nelson (1932-1939)
She dated George Brent (1939-1940) and William Wyler (1937-1938).