Irish McCalla

Irish McCalla
1928 - 2002

Irish McCalla  American Actress


Irish McCalla passed away on 1st Feb 2002 aged 73. Her last relationship was when Chuck Rowland and Irish McCalla were married for 7 years after getting married in 1982.


Irish McCalla was previously married to Chuck Rowland (1981 - 1989), Patrick Horgan (1960 - 1969) and Patrick McIntyre (1951 - 1960).

She was also in relationships with Gardner McKay (1962), Michael Dante (1959), CONWAY STRATFORD (1949), Russ Tamblyn and Ben Chapman.

Irish McCalla had 2 children, Kim (64) and Sean (62).


Irish McCalla is a 73 year old American Actress. Born Nellie Elizabeth McCalla on 25th December, 1928 in Pawnee City, Nebraska and educated at Washington Irving Junior High, she is famous for Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955). Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Irish McCalla is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Nebraska, Deaths from brain tumor and American television actresses.


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Confirmed Relationships8
Longest Relationship9 yrs, 2 mths
Shortest Relationship8 yrs
Average Relationship Length3 yrs, 3 mths
First Name Irish
Middle Name Elizabeth
Maiden Name McCalla
Full Name at Birth Nellie Elizabeth McCalla
Age 73 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th December, 1928
Birthplace Pawnee City, Nebraska
Died 1st February, 2002
Place of Death Tucson, Arizona
Cause of Death Brain Tumor And Stroke Complications
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Voluptuous
Hair Color Dyed Blonde
Distinctive Feature Physical Beauty
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Washington Irving Junior High
Occupation Text Actress/Artist
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955)
Bust (inches) 37
Waist (inches) 24
Hips (inches) 38
Official Websites
Father Lloyd McCalla a butcher
Mother Nettie Geiger McCalla
Brother Bill, Frank, Jack
Sister Mildred, Anna, Nellie, Florence, Mary
Family Member Elder Son, Kim McIntyre, Sean McIntyre

Nellie Elizabeth "Irish" McCalla (December 25, 1928 – February 1, 2002) was an American actress and artist best known as the title star of the 1950s television series Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. Sheena co-starred actor Chris Drake. McCalla was also a "Varga Girl" model for pinup girl artist Alberto Vargas.

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Irish McCalla73 CapricornActress
Chuck Rowland74
Gardner McKay69 GeminiNovelist
Patrick Horgan87 GeminiActor
Michael Dante85 VirgoActor
Patrick McIntyre-
Ben Chapman82 ScorpioActor
Russ Tamblyn81 CapricornActor


KimMale195264 years old
SeanMale195462 years old


Hands of a Stranger1962HollyMovie
Five Bold Women1960'Big Pearl' JacksonMovie
Five Gates to Hell1959Sister MagdalenaMovie
The Beat Generation1959Marie BaronMovie
She Demons1958Jerrie TurnerMovie
77 Sunset Strip1958LynetteTV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957Anna AndersonTV Show
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle1955SheenaTV Show


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ShellyJan 4, 2011

Irish Elizabeth McCalla was her given birth name, not a nickname. I know that because I know her son Kim.

IrishFeb 20, 2009

My real name is Irish Egan. Irish isnt a nickname I got. It is on my SSC and everything. I found out about Irish Mccalla because she had the same name as me, and I thought that was cool. Shes really pretty and I liked her in Sheena. I just want to know why she got that nickname. I new she was really Irish, BUT is that the only reason why she got the nickname?

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