Yvonne De Carlo
September 1, 1922
January 8, 2007
Canada - U.S.
5 ft 4 in | 162.5 cm tall
36-25-34 in | 91.5-63.5-86 cm
56 kg | 123 lbs
7.5 US | 38 EU
Yvonne De Carlo was born in Vancouver, Canada, on September 1, 1922, was a Canadian-American actress.
Young Yvonne De Carlo first started her career in beauty contests and as a dancer in nightclubs.
She made her big screen debut in comedy movie Harvard, Here I Come (1941) in uncredited role as Bathing Girl.
She got her television debut in NBC series Lights Out (1952) in episode "Another Country", in role as Marie Von Erdody.
Her breakthrough performance came as Anna Marie in Western drama film Salome, Where She Danced (1945).
She won the International Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Show (Fantafestival) Award for Best Actress for her role as Ma in slasher film American Gothic (1987).
She won the Photoplay Award for Best Performances of the Month (November) for her role as Lillian Marlowe in comedy drama western movie The Gal Who Took the West (1949).
The Ten Commandments (1956) epic religious drama opposite Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter
Brute Force (1947) crime noir with Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn and Charles Bickford
Criss Cross (1949) crime noir opposite Burt Lancaster, Dan Duryea and Stephen McNally
The Captain's Paradise (1953) comedy with Alec Guinness and Celia Johnson
Munster, Go Home! (1966) comedy horror opposite Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) romantic adventure with Robert Douglas and Philip Friend
Band of Angels (1957) romantic drama opposite Clark Gable and Sidney Poitier
Sea Devils (1953) historical adventure with Rock Hudson and Maxwell Reed
The Desert Hawk (1950) action adventure opposite Rock Hudson and Richard Greene
River Lady (1948) Western with Dan Duryea, Rod Cameron and Helena Carter
Passion (1954) Western opposite Cornel Wilde, Raymond Burr and Lon Chaney Jr.
Scarlet Angel (1952) adventure with Rock Hudson, Richard Denning and Whitfield Connor
Tomahawk (1951) Western opposite Van Heflin, Alex Nicol and Preston Foster
Death of a Scoundrel (1956) crime drama with George Sanders and Zsa Zsa Gabor
She was nominated for the "Who Knew They Could Sing?" TV Land Award for her role as Lily Munster in sitcom The Munsters (1964–1966), she also played same character in science fiction comedy film The Munsters' Revenge (1981).
She portrayed Slave owner's wife in ABC television miniseries Roots (1977).
Attended King Edward High School in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Le Conte Middle School in Los Angeles, California.
Had Sicilian and Scottish ancestry.
She started studying dance at the age of three.
She was also accomplished singer.
She signed a three-year contract with Paramount Pictures in 1942.
She was good friends with actor Butch Patrick and film director Cecil B. DeMille.
She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for Motion Pictures at 6124 Hollywood Boulevard and for Television at 6715 Hollywood Boulevard.
Published her autobiography "Yvonne" in 1987.
Her nickname was "Peggy".
She played Carlotta Campion in a musical "Follies" (1971–1972), at the Winter Garden Theatre.
She was named honorary mayor of North Hollywood, Los Angeles in 1966.
Yvonne died on January 8, 2007, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84.
She was married to Bob Morgan (1955-1968) they had two sons, Bruce Morgan and Michael Morgan.
She was engaged to Howard Duff (1947-1948).
She dated Artie Shaw (1942), Howard Hughes (1943-1946), Robert Stack (1946), Jock Mahoney (1948-1949), Lee MacGregor (1949), Steve Cochran (1950), Robert Taylor (1951) and Prince Aly Khan (1952).