St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching and while I’m not Irish (German background) I never say no to a Guinness and a cheers with friends on this day. Since we cannot do this on the blog I thought it might be fun to check out some images of some lovely Irish actresses from the 1940’s and 50’s together (feel free to have a beer while reading).
Born August 17th, 1920 in Dublin Ireland, she is noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. Movie highlights include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Miracle on 34th Street, plus many more. An icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, at the height of her career, O’Hara was considered one of the world’s most beautiful women. She is often remembered for her onscreen chemistry with John Wayne. They made five films together between 1948 and 1972: Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Wings of Eagles, McLintock! and Big Jake (Source: Wikipedia).
Born May 17th, 1911 in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. Maureen was an Irish actress best known for playing Jane in the Tarzan series of films.
Actress Angela Greene was born on February 24, 1921 in Dublin, Ireland. She is best known for playing leads in B pictures including the films Hollywood Canteen (1944) and Mildred Pierce (1945), and also appeared in dozens of TV shows. During World War II, she became a popular World War II pin-up girl and her bikini-clad image graced the nose of the US bomber Skipper 2, which flew 25 missions over North Africa and Europe. She dated naval lieutenant John F. Kennedy before marrying businessman Stuart Martin in 1946.
Born February 7th, 1929 in Limerick, Ireland, Constance was an Irish film actress, and contract player of 20th Century Fox in the 1950s. She starred in two dozen films during the 1940’s and 1950’s, including films like Treasure of the Golden Condor, Taxi and Man in the Attic.
Do you have any Ireland born screen actresses to add to this list?
Happy St. Patricks day!