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Evelyn Ankers is a Actor British born on 17 august 1918 at Valparaíso (Chili)

Evelyn Ankers

Evelyn Ankers
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 17 august 1918 at Valparaíso (Chili)
Death 29 august 1985 (at 67 years) at Maui

Evelyn Ankers (17 August 1918 – 29 August 1985) was a British actress born in Chile. She often played variations on the role of the cultured young leading lady in many American horror films during the 1940s, most notably The Wolf Man (1941) at age 23 opposite Lon Chaney, Jr., a frequent screen partner. Known as "the Queen of the Screamers", her other films include The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Captive Wild Woman (1943), Son of Dracula (1943), The Mad Ghoul (1943), Jungle Woman (1944), Weird Woman (1944), The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) and The Frozen Ghost (1945).
Ankers also appeared in Hold That Ghost (1941), Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942), His Butler's Sister (1943), The Pearl of Death (1944), Pardon My Rhythm (1944), Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949), and played Calamity Jane in The Texan Meets Calamity Jane (1950), one of many movies for which she received top billing.

Ankers made over fifty films between 1936 and 1950, then retired from movies at the age of 32 to be a housewife. She occasionally played television roles, such as that of saloon owner Robbie James in the 1958 episode "Gambler" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Cheyenne, with Clint Walker in the title role. She returned ten years later to make one more film, No Greater Love (1960), with her husband Richard Denning.

She died of ovarian cancer at the age of 67 on 29 August 1985 in Maui, Hawaii.


Née de parents anglais, elle commença sa carrière en Grande-Bretagne et apparut dans quelques films de prestige. La guerre venue, elle émigre aux États-Unis et devient la star féminine des films d'horreur d'Universal, dans les années 1940.
Après avoir rompu ses fiançailles avec Glenn Ford, elle épousa l'acteur Richard Denning, en 1942.

Usually with

Vera West
Vera West
(12 films)
Turhan Bey
Turhan Bey
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Evelyn Ankers (46 films)

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Tarzan's Magic Fountain, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Transport films, Aviation films, Tarzan films
Actors Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, Albert Dekker, Evelyn Ankers, Charles Drake, Alan Napier
Roles Gloria James
Rating61% 3.0513853.0513853.0513853.0513853.051385
Ankers portrays an aviatrix who walks out of the jungle looking decades younger than her chronological age due to a secret fountain of youth but gradually begins a terrifying accelerated aging process. Against Tarzan's wishes, she and Jane begin a desperate search for the fountain.
Parole, Inc., 1h11
Directed by Alfred Zeisler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Michael O'Shea, Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, Lyle Talbot, Joseph Kenneth Shovlin, Charles Williams
Roles Jojo Dumont
Rating57% 2.860072.860072.860072.860072.86007
The film opens with a scene of FBI agent Richard Hendricks (Michael O'Shea) bedridden in a hospital bed, dictating the results of his investigation for a report to the California Governor. The dictation scenes are interrupted by long flashback scenes showing how the investigation proceeded.
The Lone Wolf in London, 1h8
Directed by Leslie Goodwins
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Gerald Mohr, Eric Blore, Nancy Saunders, Evelyn Ankers, Richard Fraser, Queenie Leonard
Roles Iris Chatham
Rating58% 2.912922.912922.912922.912922.91292
This script must be run from the command line
Spoilers of the North, 1h6
Directed by Richard Sale
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Evelyn Ankers, Paul Kelly, Lorna Gray, James Millican, Roy Barcroft, Louis Jean Heydt
Roles Laura Reed
Rating62% 3.1018653.1018653.1018653.1018653.101865
This script must be run from the command line
Last of the Redmen, 1h19
Directed by George Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Jon Hall, Michael O'Shea, Buster Crabbe, Evelyn Ankers, Julie Bishop, Rick Vallin
Roles Alice Munro
Rating56% 2.801222.801222.801222.801222.80122
During the French and Indian War in 1757, the family of Colonel Munro, daughters Alice and Cora and son Davy come from England to visit their father who is commanding Fort William Henry in the American colonies. The French are masters of the military intelligence situation as they have their loyal Indian allies masquerading as scouts for the English and are able to interecept and kill all runners from the British outposts.
Black Beauty, 1h14
Directed by Max Nosseck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses
Actors Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers, J. M. Kerrigan, Moyna MacGill, Terry Kilburn
Roles Evelyn Carrington
Rating58% 2.9163152.9163152.9163152.9163152.916315
The story picks up in 1880s England, when widower Squire Wendon's (Charles Evans) mare Duchess is about to give birth to a foal. He has denied his adolescent daughter Anne (Mona Freeman) to watch, but the girl sneaks into the stables and watches anyway.
Queen of Burlesque
Directed by Sam Newfield
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Evelyn Ankers, Carleton Young, Marion Martin, Carleton G. Young, Alice Fleming, Emory Parnell
Roles Crystal McCoy
Rating63% 3.174243.174243.174243.174243.17424
Crystal McCoy (Evelyn Ankers), connue sous le nom de Queen of Burlesque, est la principale vedette de la revue de Joe Nolan (Craig Reynolds ). Elle découvre avec amertume et colère que Nolan a choisi une autre artiste, Dolly DeVoe (Jacqueline Dalya), pour être la star de sa prochaine revue. Elle annonce alors à Nolan son départ à la fin de son contrat. L'arrivée de Dolly suscite de nombreuses jalousies. Tandis que la position de la jeune Blossom Terrain (Rose La Rose) est menacée, une autre danseuse de la troupe, Lola Cassell (Marion Martin), va même jusqu'à accuser Dolly de meurtre. C'est pourtant cette dernière qui est retrouvée assassinée, déclenchant une macabre série au sein de la troupe.
The Frozen Ghost, 1h1
Directed by Harold Young
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Actors Lon Chaney, Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Douglass Dumbrille, Martin Kosleck, Elena Verdugo
Roles Maura Daniel
Rating60% 3.0060253.0060253.0060253.0060253.006025
Alex Gregor (Lon Chaney Jr.) is a stage mentalist performer, known to the audience as "Gregor the Great". One night, while performing live on stage, placing his own fiancé into a hypnotic trance, he is ridiculed by a sceptical member of the audience. Simultaneously, the show is aired live to a radio audience. The man, clearly plastered, starts accusing Alex of being a fake. Alex reacts to this accusation by hypnotizing the man, ending up accidentally killing him. Even though the medical examiner concludes that the drunken man died from a heart attack, Alex is ridden with guilt and confesses to have murdered the man. Ashamed of himself and what he has done, he decides to breaks off the enagagement to his girlfriend.
The Pearl of Death, 1h8
Directed by Roy William Neill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films
Actors Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Evelyn Ankers, Miles Mander, Ian Wolfe
Roles Naomi Drake
Rating71% 3.5976053.5976053.5976053.5976053.597605
Master criminal Giles Conover (Miles Mander) steals the famous "Borgia Pearl" from the Royal Regent Museum under the very nose of Holmes and Watson, but when caught the pearl is not found on him and he is released.