Statuesque, platinum-blonde American actress Natalie Moorhead entered films in 1929; by the end of the next year, she had nearly a dozen movies to her credit. Moorhead was most effectively cast in vampish roles, notably her turn as one of the suspects in The Thin Man (1934). She also proved an excellent foil for such slight-statured comedians as Wheeler and Woolsey (Hook, Line and Sinker, 1930) and Buster Keaton (Parlor Bedroom and Bath, 1931). Natalie Moorhead went on to play lady-outlaw Belle Starr in Heart of Arizona (1938), then continued appearing in supporting roles and bits until the mid-'40s.
by Hal Erickson biography