February 8, 1921
June 29, 1995
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
37-25-36 in | 94-64-91 cm
58 kg | 128 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Lana Turner was born in Wallace, Idaho, United States, on February 8, 1921, was an American actress.
Young Lana Turner started performing as a child, at her father's Elks chapter in Wallace.
She began her professional acting career at age of sixteen, she signed a personal contract with Warner Bros. director Mervyn LeRoy.
She was discovered at a soda fountain at Hollywood’s Schwab’s Drugstore, at the age of 15.
She made her big screen debut in drama mystery movie They Won't Forget (1937) in role as Mary Clay.
Her breakthrough performance came as Cynthia Potter in romantic comedy film Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) opposite Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Constance MacKenzie in drama movie Peyton Place (1957).
She won a David di Donatello Award (the Italian Oscar) for her role as Holly Parker in drama film Madame X (1966), directed by David Lowell Rich.
The Sea Chase (1955) drama opposite John Wayne
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) musical opposite James Stewart and Judy Garland
Honky Tonk (1941) western with Clark Gable
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942) drama with Clark Gable
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) horror opposite Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman
Slightly Dangerous (1943) romantic comedy in role as Peggy Evans / "Carol Burden"
The Three Musketeers (1948) drama action with Gene Kelly
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) drama mystery in role as Cora Smith
Imitation of Life (1959) romantic drama in role as Lora Meredith
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) melodrama in role as Georgia Lorrison
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) musical comedy with Gene Kelly
Johnny Eager (1941) noir thriller with Robert Taylor
She played Tracy Carlyle Hastings in ABC prime time soap opera Harold Robbins' The Survivors (1969–1970)
She portrayed Jacqueline Perrault in CBS soap opera Falcon Crest (1982–1983).
She was the only child.
Attended Hollywood High School.
Her roles in movies gained her a reputation as attractive and dangerous woman.
Was called the Sweater Girl.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard.
Was close friend with actress Linda Darnell.
Had a daughter Cheryl Crane.
She died from cancer on June 29, 1995, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75.
She was seven times married to:
Artie Shaw (1940) American clarinetist
Ronald Dante (1969-1972) American hypnotist
Robert Eaton (1965-1969) film producer
Fred May (I) (1960-1962) a horse breeder from Chino, California
Lex Barker (1953-1957) American actor
Henry Topping (1948-1952) American millionaire socialite
Stephen Crane (1943-1944) American actor and restaurateur
She was engaged to Howard Hughes (1946).
She dated actor Sean Connery (1958) and Johnny Stompanato (1957-1958).