Elaine Stewart

Active - 1951 - 1962  |   Born - May 31, 1929   |   Died - Jun 27, 2011   |   Genres - Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Ruby-lipped, brunette leading lady Elaine Stewart worked as an usherette, cashier and model before entering films in 1951. Signed to an MGM contract, Stewart was hard to ignore in such roles as the sluttish Lila in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and the garrulous socialite Jane Ashton in Brigadoon (1954). Usually consigned to secondary parts, she was afforded a leading role as a harem-togged princess in The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954). Out of films by 1965, Elaine Stewart later showed up as a blackjack dealer on the TV game shows High Rollers (1975) and Las Vegas Gambit (1980), both of which were co-produced by her husband, Merrill Heater.

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