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Debra Paget is a Actor American born on 19 august 1933 at Denver (USA)

Debra Paget

Debra Paget
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Birth name Debralee Griffin
Nationality USA
Birth 19 august 1933 (90 years) at Denver (USA)

Debra Paget (born August 19, 1933) is an American actress and entertainer. She is perhaps best known for her performances in Cecil B. DeMille's epic movie, The Ten Commandments (1956), as well as Love Me Tender (1956), the film debut of Elvis Presley.


During production of Love Me Tender (1956), Elvis Presley became smitten with Paget, who in 1997 claimed the singer even proposed marriage. At the time, however, the media reported that she was romantically linked with Howard Hughes and nothing came of this. A 1956 article quoted Paget's comments about Hughes:

I was in love with Howard for two years, and I don't care who knows it... I was never alone with him in the whole two years. Mother was always with us... I haven't seen Howard for a long time now, because I'm a one-man woman, and I've got to have a one-woman man... But I'll always remember Howard with fondness.
Paget married actor and singer David Street on January 14, 1958, but she obtained a divorce on April 11, 1958. On March 27, 1960, she married Budd Boetticher, a prominent director, in Tijuana, Mexico. They separated after just 22 days, and their divorce became official in 1961.

Paget left the entertainment industry in 1964 after marrying Ling C. Kung on April 19, 1962. Kung was a Chinese-American oil industry executive and nephew of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek. This third marriage produced a son, Gregory, but ended in divorce in 1980.

Best films

The Ten Commandments (1956)
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

Usually with

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Lyle Wheeler
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Thomas Little
(9 films)
Ben Nye
Ben Nye
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Debra Paget (31 films)

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This Is Elvis, 2h24
Directed by Andrew Solt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Johnny Harra, Linda Diane Thompson, Priscilla Presley, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra
Roles Cathy Reno (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.7879253.7879253.7879253.7879253.787925
Ce docu-film relate la vie du King, alternant images d'archives et scènes rejouées par des acteurs, le tout illuminé par ses meilleures chansons. Un voyage inoubliable dans les coulisses d'un phénomène musical incomparable et intemporel…
The Haunted Palace, 1h25
Directed by Roger Corman
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft, Ghost films, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney, Jr., Frank Maxwell, Elisha Cook, Jr., Leo Gordon
Roles Ann Ward
Rating66% 3.34853.34853.34853.34853.3485
In 1765, the inhabitants of the town of Arkham are suspicious of the strange phenomena surrounding the grand "palace" that overlooks the town. They suspect its inhabitant, Joseph Curwen, of being a warlock.
Tales of Terror, 1h29
Directed by Roger Corman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Debra Paget, Edmund F. Cobb, David Frankham
Roles Helene ("The Case of M. Valdemar")
Rating67% 3.398053.398053.398053.398053.39805
The film uses an anthology format, presenting three short sequences based on the following Poe tales: "Morella", "The Black Cat" (which is combined with another Poe tale, "The Cask of Amontillado"), and "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar". Each sequence is introduced via voiceover narration by Vincent Price, who also appears in all three narratives. The story Morella was remade in the 1990s as The Haunting of Morella.
Most Dangerous Man Alive, 1h22
Directed by Allan Dwan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Actors Ron Randell, Debra Paget, Elaine Stewart, Anthony Caruso, Gregg Palmer, Morris Ankrum
Roles Linda Marlow
Rating54% 2.711882.711882.711882.711882.71188
Incarcéré pour un crime qu'il n'a pas commis, Eddie Candell s'évade de prison. Dans sa fuite, il traverse un espace où ont lieu des essais atomiques. Son corps acquiert bientôt la dureté de l'acier. Si cela lui permet de détruire ceux qui l'ont trahi, il n'aspire qu'à une seule chose : redevenir un être normal. Mais son destin est déjà écrit…
Cleopatra's Daughter, 1h49
Directed by Fernando Cerchio
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Debra Paget, Ettore Manni, Erno Crisa, Corrado Pani, Yvette Lebon, Ivano Staccioli
Roles Shila - Cleopatra's Daughter
Rating48% 2.4344452.4344452.4344452.4344452.434445
After the death of Antony and Cleopatra Egypt is ruled by the young tyrant Pharaoh Nemorat and his mother Tegi. Cleopatra has left a surviving daughter, Shila, raised by the king and queen of Assyria. When Nemorat conquers Assyria, Shila is brought to the Egyptian court; and, at the instigation of Nemorat's mother, marries the pharaoh. The pharaoh, who is a mentally disturbed hypochondriac, has a good and wise physician, Resi, who falls in love with Shila, and encourages her to go on living despite the killing of her Assyrian surrogate parents by Tegi. When Shila spurns an amorous Nemorat one evening, he goes into a violent rage causing him to faint. He is then poisoned by his ambitious chief overseer Kefren and his mistress. Shila is convicted of the murder and is sentenced to be buried alive with Nemorat. Resi comes up with a plan to save Shila by having her take a drug, which causes her to lapse into a temporary coma, while he bribes the chief of the "house of death" to allow him to take Shila away in the dead of night. The chief of the house of death proves treacherous by not allowing Resi to rescue Shila, but in a struggle with Resi he is killed. Resi, though, is seriously wounded and is rescued and tended by his faithful servant, but he does not recover before Shila is entombed with Pharaoh Nemorat. The common people, who have benefited from Resi's kind care of them, aid him in capturing the royal architect, who helps Resi and his associates, greedy tomb robbers, to break into Nemorat's tomb and save Shila. Shila and Resi ride off in freedom while Kefren gets his just deserts when Tegi finds out that he really poisoned Nemorat: he is killed by the palace guards.
Why Must I Die, 1h26
Directed by Roy Del Ruth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Terry Moore, Debra Paget, Bert Freed, Sid Melton, Dorothy Lovett, Jackie Joseph
Roles Dottie Manson
Rating57% 2.861272.861272.861272.861272.86127
Lois King keeps her troubled past from nightclub owner Kenny Randall, who hires her to sing at his club, The Cockatoo, and has fallen in love with her.
The Indian Tomb, 1h41
Directed by Fritz Lang
Origin German
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Actors Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Guido Celano, Claus Holm, Luciana Paluzzi
Roles Seetha
Rating65% 3.2904953.2904953.2904953.2904953.290495
Recueillis par une caravane, Henri et Seetha sont soignés par des villageois. Mais ils sont trahis par certains villageois attirés par une forte récompense. Ils se réfugient dans une grotte des collines. Une statue de Shiva se trouve dans la grotte et Seetha lui rend hommage, alors qu'Henri n'en tient pas compte. De ce fait, ils sont retrouvés par les hommes de Chandra, le maharadjah d'Eschnapur. Seetha est faite prisonnière, tandis qu’Henri fait une chute en apparence mortelle.
The Tiger of Eschnapur, 1h37
Directed by Fritz Lang
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Luciana Paluzzi, Claus Holm, Sabine Bethmann
Roles Seetha
Rating65% 3.2934453.2934453.2934453.2934453.293445
The tale begins when architect Harold Berger (Paul Hubschmid) arrives in India to meet with Maharaja Chandra (Walter Reyer), for whom he will build schools and hospitals. En route to the Maharaja's palace, Berger meets a dancer named Seetha (Debra Paget) and saves her from a tiger. Seetha, whose father was European, is promised to the Maharaja, but she and the architect begin to fall in love. Predictably, this leads to a buildup of tension between Chandra and Berger, helped along by scheming palace courtiers. The film is also filled with action, and a highlight of it is Seetha's first ritual dance. At the end of Tiger, Seetha and Berger are imprisoned but escape into the desert just as Berger's sister and her husband, also an architect who works with Berger, arrive in Eschnapur. Chandra informs them the plans have changed; he now wants a tomb to be built.
From the Earth to the Moon, 1h41
Directed by Byron Haskin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Films based on science fiction novels, Steampunk films, Space opera
Actors Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins, Patric Knowles, Carl Esmond
Roles Virginia Nicholl
Rating51% 2.5550152.5550152.5550152.5550152.555015
Shortly after the end of the American Civil War, munitions producer Victor Barbicane
Omar Khayyam, 1h41
Directed by William Dieterle, Joseph L. McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Poésie
Actors Cornel Wilde, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, John Derek, Edward Platt, Raymond Massey
Roles Sharain
Rating59% 2.9517652.9517652.9517652.9517652.951765
A Nishapur, en Perse, au XIIe siècle. Omar Khayyam, jeune poète et brillant mathématicien, aime la belle Sharain. Hélas, le shah en personne a jeté son dévolu sur la jeune fille, qui ne peut pas le repousser. Grâce à Nizam, un ancien camarade devenu grand vizir, Omar obtient un travail dans le palais du shah. Il y retrouve un autre ami, Hasani. Le shah apprécie les services d'Omar et le récompense. Un jour, une secte mystérieuse, les «Assassins», élimine le frère du souverain. Celui-ci part combattre les Byzantins...
The River's Edge, 1h27
Directed by Allan Dwan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors Ray Milland, Anthony Quinn, Debra Paget, Harry Carey, Jr., Byron Foulger, Charles "Chubby" Johnson
Roles Meg Cameron
Rating63% 3.1954053.1954053.1954053.1954053.195405
Ben Cameron (Anthony Quinn) and wife Meg (Debra Paget) struggle to build their small ranch in New Mexico desert. Bad guy bank robber Nardo Denning (Ray Milland) arrives in New Mexico looking for his girlfriend and her husband. At gunpoint, Nardo forces the couple to guide him safely to Mexico with the stolen money. Meg has a past with Nardo which her husband does not know.
The Ten Commandments, 3h42
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Action, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about religion, La précarité, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, L'émigration
Actors Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget
Roles Lilia
Rating78% 3.9484653.9484653.9484653.9484653.948465
Pharaoh Rameses I of Egypt has ordered the death of all firstborn Hebrew males after hearing the prophecy of the Deliverer, but a Hebrew woman named Yoshebel saves her infant son by setting him adrift in a basket on the Nile. Bithiah, the Pharaoh's daughter, who had recently lost her husband and the hope of ever having children of her own, finds the basket and decides to adopt the boy even though her servant, Memnet, recognizes the child is Hebrew and protests.
The Last Hunt, 1h48
Directed by Richard Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Debra Paget, Lloyd Nolan, Russ Tamblyn, Joe De Santis
Roles Indian girl
Rating68% 3.444873.444873.444873.444873.44487
Sandy McKenzie (Stewart Granger) sets out on his last hunt with his new partner, the obsessive Charles Gilson (Robert Taylor). While McKenzie has grown tired of buffalo hunting, Gilson derives a pleasure from his "stands" – killing an entire herd of buffalo at one time. When Gilson chases down and kills an Indian raiding party, he takes an Indian woman and her child captive. The presence of the native woman causes tension and Gilson becomes increasingly paranoid and deranged, leading to a stand-off between the two former partners.
Love Me Tender, 1h29
Directed by Robert D. Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Musical, Romance, Western
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley, Ken Clark, Neville Brand, Mildred Dunnock
Roles Cathy Reno
Rating61% 3.0990853.0990853.0990853.0990853.099085
Presley plays Clint Reno, the youngest of the four Reno brothers who stays home to take care of his mother and the family farm as older brothers Vance, Brett and Ray fight in the American Civil War for the Confederate Army. The family is mistakenly informed that eldest brother Vance has been killed on the battlefield. After four years of war, the brothers return home and find that Vance's girlfriend Cathy has married Clint. Although Vance accepts this wholeheartedly ("We always wanted Cathy in the family"), the family has to struggle to reach stability with this issue. The subplot of unresolved passion carries the film; it is clear from the outset upon the Reno brothers return home that Cathy still loves Vance, although she is true to the younger Clint. Honor prevails for Vance, but jealousy turns Clint into an irrationally thinking rival for the love of the heroine.
White Feather, 1h42
Directed by Robert D. Webb
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Robert Wagner, John Lund, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Noah Beery, Jr, Eduard Franz
Roles Appearing Day
Rating63% 3.1975453.1975453.1975453.1975453.197545
Un agent du Gouvernement a pour mission d'établir des Indiens Cheyennes sur des territoires du Wyoming définis par un traité de paix que certains tentent de remettre en cause. La mission est d'autant plus menacée que cet officier tombe amoureux de la fille du chef Indien, ce qui n'est pas pour plaire à son frère Little Dog…