Bette Davis

Bette Davis
1908 - 1989

Bette Davis  American Actress

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic,...

Confirmed Relationships17
Longest Relationship61 yrs, 5 mths
Average Relationship Length6 yrs
Rumored Relationships9
First Name Ruth (Bette)
Middle Name Elizabeth
Maiden Name Davis
Full Name at Birth Ruth Elizabeth Davis
Alternative Name Bet, The Fifth Warner Brother, The First Lady of Film, Ruth Elizabeth Davis, Bette Davis
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th April, 1908
Birthplace Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Died 6th October, 1989
Place of Death Neuilly, France
Cause of Death Breast Cancer
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Weight 105lbs (48 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature Eyes, New England accent
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Religion Protestant
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Cushing Academy, Mariarden School of Dancing, Northfield Mt. Hermon High School
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Of Human Bondage (1934), All Abot Eve
Year(s) Active 1929–1989, 1929–1989
Brand Endorsement Lustre-Creme Shampoo (Magazine Advertisement) [1951], (1974) Print ad: Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey - Herself (United States)
Bust (inches) 36
Cup Size C
Waist (inches) 25
Hips (inches) 35
Shoe Size 7
Official Websites,,
Father Harlow Morrell Davis
Mother Ruth Augusta Davis (nee Favor)
Sister Barbara Davis
Family Member Margot Merrill (Adopted Daughter), Michael Merrill (Adopted Son)
Friend Hedy Lamarr, Olivia De Havilland, Joan Blondell, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jane Bryan, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Shannon, Joan Fontaine, Debbie Reynolds, Thelma Ritter, Gladys Cooper, Claude Reins, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Ginger Rogers, Estelle Winwood, Donald Meek, Ruth Chatterton, Ann Dvorak, Countess Di Frasso, Mary Astor
Favorite Places France
Favorite Colors Pink, Blue
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Bette Davis81 AriesActress
Marlon Brando80 AriesActor
Gary Merrill74 LeoActor
William Grant Sherry88 SagittariusArtist
Gig Young64 ScorpioActor
Vincent Sherman99 CancerDirector
Paul Henreid84 CapricornActor
John Garfield39 PiscesActor
Robert S. Taplinger66 PiscesPublicist
George Brent80 PiscesActor
Arthur Farnsworth (i)34 Sagittarius
Anatole Litvak72 TaurusDirector
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
William Wyler79 CancerDirector
Franchot Tone63 PiscesActor
Kerry Johnson- PiscesPianist
Justin Mitchell97 CapricornRadio Personality
Harmon Nelson68 Cancer
Fred Perry85 TaurusTable Tennis
Gilbert Roland88 SagittariusActor
Lewis Riley-
Glenn Ford90 TaurusActor
Johnny Mercer66 ScorpioSongwriter
Eddie Fisher82 LeoSinger
Arthur Farnsworth54 Sagittarius
Robert Foulk80 TaurusActor
Spencer Tracy67 AriesActor
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Michael (adopted)
Margot (adopted)
Barbara Davis
Female1st May, 194769 years old

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Wicked Stepmother1989 Miranda Pierpoint Movie
The Whales of August1987 Libby Strong Movie
As Summers Die1986 Hannah Loftin TV Movie
Murder with Mirrors1985 Carrie Louise Serrocold TV Movie
Right of Way1983 Mini Dwyer TV Movie
Hotel1983 Laura Trent TV Show
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino1982 Esther McDonald Cimino TV Movie
Little Gloria... Happy at Last1982 Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt (as Betty Davis) TV Movie
Family Reunion1981 Elizabeth Winfield TV Movie
The Watcher in the Woods1980 Mrs. Aylwood Movie
Skyward1980 Billie Dupree TV Movie
White Mama1980 Adele Malone TV Movie
Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter1979 Lucy Mason TV Movie
Death on the Nile1978 Mrs. Van Schuyler Movie
Return from Witch Mountain1978 Letha Movie
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home1978 Widow Fortune TV Show
Laugh-In1977 Guest star TV Show
Burnt Offerings1976 Aunt Elizabeth Movie
Hello Mother, Goodbye!1974 TV Movie
Scream, Pretty Peggy1973 Mrs. Elliott TV Movie
Madame Sin1972 Madame Sin Movie
Lo Scopone scientifico1972 The Millionairess Movie
The Judge and Jake Wyler1972 Judge Meredith TV Movie
Bunny O'Hare1971 Bunny O'Hare Movie
Connecting Rooms1970 Wanda Fleming Movie
The Anniversary1968 Mrs. Taggart Movie
It Takes a Thief1968 Bessie Grindel TV Show
The Nanny1965 Nanny Movie
The Decorator1965 Liz Movie
Dead Ringer1964 Margaret DeLorca, Edith Phillips Movie
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte1964 Charlotte Movie
Where Love Has Gone1964 Mrs. Gerald Hayden Movie
The Empty Canvas1963 Dino's mother Movie
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?1962 Baby Jane Hudson Movie
The Virginian1962 Celia Miller TV Show
Pocketful of Miracles1961 Apple Annie Movie
John Paul Jones1959 Empress Catherine the Great Movie
The Scapegoat1959 Countess Movie
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959 Sarah Whitney TV Show
Perry Mason1957 Constant Doyle TV Show
Suspicion1957 Mrs. Wilfred Ellis TV Show
Wagon Train1957 Bettina May, Madame Elizabeth McQueeny, Ella Lindstrom TV Show
Storm Center1956 Alicia Hull Movie
The Catered Affair1956 Mrs. Agnes Hurley Movie
Telephone Time1956 Mrs. Beatrice Enter TV Show
The Virgin Queen1955 Queen Elizabeth I Movie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955 Miss Fox TV Show
Gunsmoke1955 Etta Stone TV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955 Marie Hoke TV Show
Studio 571954 TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953 Christine Marlowe, Miss Burrows TV Show
Phone Call from a Stranger1952 Marie Hoke Movie
The Star1952 Margaret Elliot Movie
The Ford Television Theatre1952 Dolley Madison TV Show
Another Man's Poison1951 Janet Frobisher Movie
Payment on Demand1951 Joyce Ramsey (nee Jackson) Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951 Irene Wagner TV Show
All About Eve1950 Margo Channing Movie
All Star Revue1950 Guest Actress TV Show
Beyond the Forest1949 Rosa Moline Movie
June Bride1948 Linda Gilman Movie
Winter Meeting1948 Susan Grieve Movie
A Stolen Life1946 Kate Bosworth Movie
Deception1946 Christine Radcliffe Movie
The Corn Is Green1945 Miss Lilly Moffat Movie
Hollywood Canteen1944 Bette Davis Movie
Mr. Skeffington1944 Fanny Trellis Skeffington Movie
Old Acquaintance1943 Kit Marlowe Movie
Thank Your Lucky Stars1943 Bette Davis Movie
Watch on the Rhine1943 Sara Muller Movie
In This Our Life1942 Stanley Timberlake Movie
Now, Voyager1942 Charlotte Vale Movie
The Man Who Came to Dinner1942 Maggie Cutler Movie
Shining Victory1941 Nurse (uncredited) Movie
The Bride Came C.O.D.1941 Joan Winfield Movie
The Great Lie1941 Maggie Movie
The Little Foxes1941 Regina Giddens Movie
All This, and Heaven Too1940 Henriette Deluzy-Desportes Movie
The Letter1940 Leslie Crosbie Movie
If I Forget You1940 Bette Davis Short Film
Dark Victory1939 Judith Traherne Movie
Juarez1939 Carlota Movie
The Old Maid1939 Charlotte Lovell Movie
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex1939 Queen Elizabeth Movie
Jezebel1938 Julie Movie
The Sisters1938 Louise Elliott Movie
Breakdowns of 19381938 Mary Donnell.Julie (That Certain Woman, Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited) Short Film
It's Love I'm After1937 Joyce Movie
Kid Galahad1937 Fluff Movie
Marked Woman1937 Mary Movie
That Certain Woman1937 Mary Donnell Movie
A Day at Santa Anita1937 Bette Davis (uncredited) Short Film
Satan Met a Lady1936 Valerie Purvis Movie
The Golden Arrow1936 Daisy Appleby Movie
The Petrified Forest1936 Gabrielle Maple Movie
Bordertown1935 Marie Roark Movie
Dangerous1935 Joyce Heath Movie
Front Page Woman1935 Ellen Garfield Movie
Special Agent1935 Julie Gardner Movie
The Girl from 10th Avenue1935 Miriam A. Brady Movie
Fashions of 19341934 Lynn Mason Movie
Fog Over Frisco1934 Arlene Movie
Housewife1934 Patricia Berkeley Movie
Jimmy the Gent1934 Joan Movie
Of Human Bondage1934 Mildred Movie
The Big Shakedown1934 Norma Nelson Movie
Bureau of Missing Persons1933 Norma Roberts Movie
Ex-Lady1933 Helen Bauer Movie
Parachute Jumper1933 Patricia 'Alabama' Brent Movie
The Working Man1933 Jenny Movie
Just Around the Corner1933 Ginger Short Film
20,000 Years in Sing Sing1932 Fay Wilson Movie
Hell's House1932 Peggy Gardner Movie
So Big!1932 Miss Dallas O'Mara Movie
The Cabin in the Cotton1932 Madge Movie
The Dark Horse1932 Kay Russell Movie
The Man Who Played God1932 Grace Blair Movie
The Menace1932 Peggy Lowell Movie
The Rich Are Always with Us1932 Malbro Movie
Three on a Match1932 Ruth Wescott Movie
Seed1931 Margaret Carter Movie
The Bad Sister1931 Laura Madison Movie
Waterloo Bridge1931 Janet Cronin Movie
Way Back Home1931 Mary Lucy Movie
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Comments on Bette Davis

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thejcaulfieldJul 23, 2014

The greatest actress to have ever lived.

Paris098Nov 11, 2013

OMGGGGG I love her so much! She's so cute!

JBellaSep 30, 2011

She really had stunning eyes. So large and blue. Great actress. Wish they made them like her nowadays.

ALIApr 30, 2011


LITTLE KOJAKJun 23, 2010

Bette`s real claim to fame is her eyes...because she has `Bette Davis Eyes.`

anaMar 2, 2009

it seems to me that eddie fisher is everywhere.BY THE WAY BETTE U R A GREAT ACTRESS ENJOY YOU`RE FILMS OVER AND OVER. BLESS YOU;;

bobi_7Oct 26, 2008

The picture.(profile pic)at the top where it has the "Bette Davis" Caption is not Bette Davis, it is actually a picture of Rita Hayworth! I am sure it is Rita Hayworth.

Bohemian_SweetieSep 4, 2008

Whoa! Brando seems to be "everywhere"!

john grant sherryAug 12, 2008

My father was married to bette davis.I have a home movie that was shot at bette`s home in the forties. No one has ever seen it. She is in a tennis outfit and smoking somewhere in the yard. My father is on the beach with their daughter Barbara playing in the sand. Barbara is around two years old.

Lucy_LeeOct 19, 2007

Bette, you were a true Actress and a stern woman when it came down to business.

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