Eva Bartok


Actor
Eva Bartok

About

Also Known As
Eva Martha Sjoke
Birth Place
Kecskemet, , HU
Born
June 18, 1927
Died
August 01, 1998
Cause of Death
Heart Problems

Biography

Hungarian actress Eva Bartok had a somewhat traumatic life leading up to adulthood. A striking beauty even as a teen, at the age of 15 Bartok was forced to marry a Nazi officer in order to avoid deportation to a concentration camp. The marriage was a brief and unhappy one. By her early 20s, however, Bartok found renewed hope in acting. Her breakout role was the 1951 British drama, "A Tal...

Family & Companions

Geza Kovacs
Husband
Army officer. Hungarian; married during WWII; marriage annulled on the grounds of coersion of a minor.
Alexander Paal
Husband
Producer. American; relationship characterized as a "marriage of convenience".
William Wordsworth
Husband
Publicist. Descendant of English poet of same name; married in the 1950s; divorced.
Curt Jurgens
Husband
Actor. Fourth husband; German; married from August 1955 to November 1956.

Bibliography

"Worth Living For"
Eva Bartok (1959)
"Fighting Shadows"
Eva Bartok (1955)

Biography

Hungarian actress Eva Bartok had a somewhat traumatic life leading up to adulthood. A striking beauty even as a teen, at the age of 15 Bartok was forced to marry a Nazi officer in order to avoid deportation to a concentration camp. The marriage was a brief and unhappy one. By her early 20s, however, Bartok found renewed hope in acting. Her breakout role was the 1951 British drama, "A Tale of Five Women," a film that was shelved for a few years, but ultimately released in movie houses all across England. The film soon came to the attention of actor Burt Lancaster who had seen the film and was so impressed with Bartok's performance that the following year he cast her alongside himself in the 1952 adventure comedy, "The Crimson Pirate." It was during the 1950s that Bartok's acting career really began to become prolific, although she was mostly relegated to roles in campy B-movies like 1954's "Circus of Love," and the 1956 sci-fi horror movie, "The Gamma People." Bartok turned down a Hollywood contract in 1956, yet continued acting in movies well into the 1960s. She retired from acting in 1967, with her last credited role being in the 1966 Israeli drama, "Sabina V'Hagvarim."

Life Events

1941

Married at age 15 (date approximate)

1947

Film acting debut

1948

Moved to London; changed name to Eva Bartok

1952

Acted with Burt Lancaster in the adventure film "The Crimson Pirate"

1954

Starred opposite Curt Jurgens in the West German drama "Rummelplatz der Liebe/Circus of Love"

1954

Acted in the British drama "Front Page Story"

1955

Starred opposite Joseph Cotten in the West German-American comedy co-production "Special Delivery"

1956

Starred in the Dean Martin musical comedy "Ten Thousand Bedrooms"

1956

Starred opposite Paul Douglas in the sci-fi drama "The Gamma People"

1956

Appeared on the CBS court dramatization program "On Trial" hosted by Joseph Cotten

1957

Played Baroness Vera Opalinski in the West German war romance "Der Letzte Walzer/The Last Waltz"

1958

Acted opposite Curt Jurgens in the West German melodrama "Ohne Dich Wird es Nacht"

1959

Starred with Peter Finch in the war film "Operation Amsterdam"

1964

Starred in the French/Italian/West German stalker crime drama "Blood and Black Lace"

Videos

Movie Clip

Blood And Black Lace (1964) - Since Her Husband Died Business at the Rome fashion house, which we learn is owned by Countess Cristina (Eva Bartok) and managed by Max (Cameron Mitchell), then they discover what we already know (model Isabella was murdered), and we meet the detective (Thomas Reiner), in Mario Bava’s Blood And Black Lace, 1964.
Blood And Black Lace (1964) - Afterwards I Feel Limp Model Nicole (Arianna Gorini) first is willing to wear the dress that belonged to murdered Isabella, at the Rome fashion house owned by Cristina (Eva Bartok), then finds her diary, much intrigue, and then calls the dead girl’s drug addict lover, in Mario Bava’s Blood And Black Lace, 1964.
Crimson Pirate, The (1952) - What A Pretty Knife With sidekick Nick Cravat tending to the ship, and rescued Carribean rebel beauty Eva Bartok harassed by his crew (Ewan Roberts, Derek Tansley), Burt Lancaster (title character) plots his next move, aboard a Spanish naval ship he's taken, in The Crimson Pirate, 1952.
Gamma People, The (1956) - It's A Pagan Rite Stranded and already suspicious newsmen Mike (Paul Douglas) and Howard (Leslie Phillips), agree not to reveal Boronski (Walter Rilla) to the outside world, as they visit Paula (Eva Bartok) in art class with Aryan Hugo (Michael Caridia), in The Gamma People, 1956.
Gamma People, The (1956) - A Thing Without A Mind Puzzled reporters Mike (Paul Douglas) and Howard (Leslie Phillips) jailed in the unknown republic of Gudavia, introduction of scientists Boronski (Walter Rilla), Blikstein (Olaf Pooley) and Paula (Eva Bartok), the colonel (Philip Leaver) panicking, early in The Gamma People 1956.
Ten Thousand Bedrooms - You I Love Magnate Ray (Dean Martin) with swooning Italian Maria (Eva Bartok) in his private jet, for Nicholas Brodzsky and Sammy Cahn's You I Love, in Dean's first post-Martin & Lewis feature, Ten Thousand Bedrooms, 1957.
Ten Thousand Bedrooms - Only Trust Your Heart Complex set-up, American hotelier Ray (Dean Martin) with Italian host Martelli (Walter Slezak) and daughter Maria (Eva Bartok), for Nicholas Brodzsky and Sammy Cahn's Only Trust Your Heart, in Ten Thousand Bedrooms, 1957.

Family

Deana Moore
Daughter
Born October 7, 1957 survived her; Bartok and her daughter have claimed that Frank Sinatra was the child's father; lives in Australia.

Companions

Geza Kovacs
Husband
Army officer. Hungarian; married during WWII; marriage annulled on the grounds of coersion of a minor.
Alexander Paal
Husband
Producer. American; relationship characterized as a "marriage of convenience".
William Wordsworth
Husband
Publicist. Descendant of English poet of same name; married in the 1950s; divorced.
Curt Jurgens
Husband
Actor. Fourth husband; German; married from August 1955 to November 1956.
Frank Sinatra
Companion
Actor, singer. Had relationship in 1956.
Marquess of Milford Haven
Companion
Had five-year on-again, off-again relationship.

Bibliography

"Worth Living For"
Eva Bartok (1959)
"Fighting Shadows"
Eva Bartok (1955)