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Date of Birth : 4 July 1924 , Newark, New Jersey, USA
Birth Name : Eva Marie Saint
Nickname : The Helen Hayes of Television,
Height : 1.63 m
Sign : Cancer
Hair : Platinum Blond

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She played one of most famous female leads in movie history, in an Academy Award-winning performance opposite Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954). Eva Marie .... Read More

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Eva Marie Saint Biography Overview

  • Name: Eva Marie Saint
  • Full Name: Eva Marie Saint
  • Birth Name: Eva Marie Saint
  • Nickname: The Helen Hayes of Television,
  • Date of Birth: 4 July 1924
  • Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Sign: Cancer
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Hair: Platinum Blond
  • Eyes: Dark Blue
  • Education: Bowling Green State University
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Eva Marie Saint Biography

She played one of most famous female leads in movie history, in an Academy Award-winning performance opposite Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954). Eva Marie Saint certainly brought "real acting" in a time when melodrama still ran rampant in the industry. Who can forget her memorable argument scene with Brando when she says, "I didn't say I don't love you, I said I want you to get out."Eva Marie gave a strong impression in "Waterfront," but to most people, she is best known for playing Eve Kendell, the sultry spy in Alfred Hitchcock's classic lightweight thriller North by Northwest (1959), where she starred opposite Cary Grant. Although her appearances on the big screen have come few and far between, she manages to deliver strongly in every performance. Her most notable films over the years include A Hatful of Rain (1957) (for which she received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations), the period piece Raintree County (1957), the war epics Exodus (1960) and 36 Hours (1965), the sports drama Grand Prix (1966), the family film Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), and the action adventure Superman Returns (2006).Her television work includes playing Cybill Shepherd's mother on the hit series "Moonlighting" (1985) and her Emmy-winning performance in the miniseries People Like Us (1990) (TV). She has performed with highly esteemed actors such as Paul Newman, Karl Malden, Angela Lansbury, Bob Hope, Montgomery Clift, Martin Landau, Warren Beatty, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, James Garner, Cicely Tyson, George Segal, James Mason, Sal Mineo, Jessica Lange, Kim Basinger, Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey.Despite appearing in less than 20 feature films in her 60-year career, she has earned the title "living legend" as well as having impressive longevity in the movie business. Now in her mid-80s, Eva Marie Saint is still going strong with her work. She takes the fact that she's part of film history in her stride.