skip navigation
Inger Stevens

Inger Stevens

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

The Buccaneer ... Cecil B. DeMille was set to direct a remake of his 1938 swashbuckler classic,... more info $22.46was $29.95 Buy Now

The Buccaneer ... Cecil B. DeMille was set to direct a remake of his 1938 swashbuckler classic,... more info $18.71was $24.95 Buy Now

The World, The Flesh And The... Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens. Ralph Burton is a miner who, after several days... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

Cry Terror! ... A wife, a daughter, a steady job. Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy.... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

A Dream of Kings ... Heartfelt drama with Anthony Quinn as a Greek immigrant to Chicago. When his son... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Route 66: The Complete First... Get ready to hit the open road on Route 66! When two friends - Tod Stiles... more info $22.95was $29.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Inger Stensland Died: April 30, 1970
Born: October 18, 1934 Cause of Death: intentional drug overdose
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: actor, chorus girl

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

For roughly a decade and a half, Swedish beauty Inger Stevens starred in numerous movies and television shows before her career was cut tragically short. Stevens appeared in anthology programs such as "Studio One in Hollywood" during the early 1950s, which led to co-starring roles in "The World, the Flesh, and the Devil," among other films. From 1963 to '66, she enjoyed her biggest television success with "The Farmer's Daughter," a sitcom starring her as a young girl who goes to work as a congressman's housekeeper. Stevens closed out the decade with several movies, including the classic '68 Western "Hang 'Em High" with Clint Eastwood.

For roughly a decade and a half, Swedish beauty Inger Stevens starred in numerous movies and television shows before her career was cut tragically short. Stevens appeared in anthology programs such as "Studio One in Hollywood" during the early 1950s, which led to co-starring roles in "The World, the Flesh, and the Devil," among other films. From 1963 to '66, she enjoyed her biggest television success with "The Farmer's Daughter," a sitcom starring her as a young girl who goes to work as a congressman's housekeeper. Stevens closed out the decade with several movies, including the classic '68 Western "Hang 'Em High" with Clint Eastwood.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 A Dream of Kings (1969) Anna
2.
 House of Cards (1969) Anne de Villemont
3.
 Hang 'Em High (1968) Rachel
4.
 Firecreek (1968) Evelyn Pittman
5.
 5 Card Stud (1968) Lily Langford
6.
 Madigan (1968) Julia Madigan
7.
 A Time for Killing (1967) Emily Biddle
8.
 A Guide for the Married Man (1967) Ruth Manning
9.
 The NEW Interns (1964) Nancy Terman
10.
 The Buccaneer (1959) Annette Claiborne
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Education

Actors Studio: New York, New York -

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Bing Crosby. Actor, singer. Had relationship c. 1955-56.
husband:
Ike Jones. Singer. Married 1961 until her death.

Contributions

albatros1 ( 2007-12-12 )

Source: not available

Inger Stevens ( October 18, 1934 – April 30, 1970), born Inger Stensland, in Stockholm, Sweden. Stevens was an insecure and often ill child. Her parents divorced while living in Sweden and she moved with her father to the United States. At 16, she left home and started to work in New York City as a showgirl in low-budget performances. She appeared in commercials, plays and TV until she finally got her big chance in the movie Man on Fire, with Bing Crosby. She had the greatest success with her leading role in the television series The Farmer's Daughter. Ironically in both her roles in The Twilight Zone she portrays protagonists who believe they are living women but discover they aren't alive after all: in one she has died in a car accident, but doesn't realize it; in the other, she is a robot programmed to believe she is human. The best known of her movie roles were Hang 'Em High with Clint Eastwood, 5 Card Stud with Dean Martin and Madigan with Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark, all in 1968. Stevens was attempting to make a comeback on TV in 1970 with the detective drama series The Most Deadly Game when she died. Miss Stevens, although attractive, seemingly pleasant and successful, was an unhappy woman. In 1970, she committed suicide in Los Angeles, California with an overdose of barbiturates.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute