Anne Francis

Anne Francis

  • Highest Rated: 98% Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% The Satan Bug (1965)
  • Birthday: Sep 16, 1930
  • Birthplace: Ossining, New York, USA
  • A professional magazine model at age four, American actress Anne Francis made some 3000 appearances on network radio before she was ten. She was under film contracts to both MGM and 20th Century-Fox as a teenager; in the days of publicity-agent pigeonholing, the actress was dubbed variously as "The Fragile Blonde with the Mona Lisa Smile" and "The Palomino Blonde," labels that she intensely despised. Usually cast in sullen bad-girl or troublemaker roles, Francis suffered from a volcanic private life; throughout these years her one source of comfort was her pet dog Smidgeon, whom she'd named after Walter Pidgeon, her co-star in the science-fiction film classic Forbidden Planet (1956). In 1965, Francis found herself with a more contentious pet, an ocelot named Bruce Biteabit, when she starred in the TV adventure series Honey West, in which she played a glamorous private detective. The series was meant to cash in on the gimmicky James Bond movies of the time (Honey West was a judo expert, had exploding earrings, and a microphone hidden in a martini olive), and like many such imitations, the program was on and off in a single year. Francis' film and TV career continued unabated after that, though a potentially good role in the 1968 movie musical Funny Girl was mostly consigned to the cutting-room floor in order to intensify the spotlight on the film's star, Barbra Streisand. Active in guest star spots into the early '90s, Anne Francis--billing herself in recent years as Anne-Lloyd Francis--enjoyed a brief co-starring turn as Mama Jo on the 1984 action series Riptide.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Have You Seen My Son? Catherine 1996
No Score Yet Lover's Knot Marian Hunter 1996
No Score Yet Love Can Be Murder (Kindred Spirits ) Maggie 1992
No Score Yet The Double O Kid Maggie Lomax 1992
No Score Yet Little Vegas Martha 1990
No Score Yet Murder by Night Actor 1989
No Score Yet My First Love Terry 1988
No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story Marjorie Post 1987
No Score Yet Laguna Heat Helene Long 1987
No Score Yet Return Eileen 1986
No Score Yet Mazes and Monsters Ellie 1982
No Score Yet Detour to Terror Sheila 1980
No Score Yet The Rebels Actor 1979
71% Agatha Jane 1979
No Score Yet Banjo Hackett Flora 1976
No Score Yet Moses Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Last Survivors Actor 1975
No Score Yet Columbo Sharon 1973
No Score Yet Pancho Villa Flo 1972
No Score Yet Columbo: Short Fuse Actor 1972
No Score Yet Haunts of the Very Rich Annette Larrier 1972
No Score Yet Fireball Forward Helen Sawyer 1972
No Score Yet Wild Women Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Love God? Lisa LaMonica 1969
No Score Yet Hook, Line and Sinker Nancy Ingersoll 1969
No Score Yet More Dead Than Alive Monica Alton 1969
No Score Yet Impasse Bobby Jones 1969
93% Funny Girl Georgia James 1968
No Score Yet Brainstorm Lorrie Benson 1965
50% The Satan Bug Ann Williams 1965
No Score Yet The Crowded Sky Kitty Foster 1960
No Score Yet Don't Go Near the Water Lieutenant Alice Tomlen 1957
No Score Yet The Hired Gun Ellen Beldon 1957
No Score Yet The Rack Aggie Hall 1956
98% Forbidden Planet Altaira 'Alta' Morbius 1956
No Score Yet Rogue Cop Nancy Corlane 1955
76% Blackboard Jungle Anne Dadier 1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat Sally Cameron 1955
No Score Yet Battle Cry Rae 1955
97% Bad Day at Black Rock Liz Worth 1955
50% Susan Slept Here Isabella 1954
No Score Yet A Lion Is In The Streets Actor 1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is in the Streets Flamingo 1953
No Score Yet Dreamboat Carol Sayre 1952
No Score Yet Lydia Bailey Lydia Bailey 1952
No Score Yet So Young, So Bad Loretta Wilson 1950
83% Portrait of Jennie Teenager 1948
No Score Yet Summer Holiday Elsie Rand 1948
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps Bobby-Soxer 1947

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Charlene
  • 1998
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Liddy
  • 1997
  • 1992
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Tough Talker
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Louise McCallum Lee Margo Perry
  • 1990
  • 1986
  • 1984
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Janet
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Trudy
  • 1989
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Arliss Cooper
  • 1986
  • 1981
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Gail Mrs. Havenhurst
  • 1983
  • 1980
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Woman
  • 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Mrs. Shafer
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Margo
  • 1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Lola Flynn
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Ida
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Karen
  • 1974
  • 1972
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Valerie Bishop Sharon
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Sarah
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Gillian Colbee
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Felice
  • 1967
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Gervaise Gervaise Ravel
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Marsha White Jess-Belle
  • 1963
  • 1960
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Nila Julia Reddy
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Rose
  • 1959
0% Fortune Hunter
1994
Mrs. Brady

QUOTES FROM Anne Francis CHARACTERS

Alta Morbius
Robby, emergency cancellation Archimedes.
Alta Morbius
Emergency cancellation Archimedes.