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Lana Turner

Lana Turner
Photo: The Silver Screen / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

February 8, 1921


June 29, 1995


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 3 in | 160 cm

Body Measurements

37-25-36 in | 94-64-91 cm


58 kg | 128 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

7 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

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.

Best Movies

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

TV Shows

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).

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