Esther Williams

Esther Williams
1921 - 2013
Esther Williams  American Actress

Esther Williams dating history


Esther Williams was previously married to Edward Michael Bell (1994 - 2013), Fernando Lamas (1969 - 1982), Ben Gage (1945 - 1959) and Leonard Kovner (1940 - 1944).

Esther Williams was in relationships with Jeff Chandler (1957 - 1960), Victor Mature (1952) and Capt. Howard Thomas.


American Actress Esther Williams was born Esther Jane Williams on 8th August, 1921 in Inglewood, California, USA and passed away on 6th Jun 2013 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 91. She is most remembered for The Million Dollar Mermaid. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Esther Williams was in 13 on-screen matchups, including Barry Sullivan in Skirts Ahoy! (1952), Fernando Lamas in Dangerous When Wet (1953), Howard Keel in Pagan Love Song (1950), John Carroll in Fiesta (1947) and Johnny Johnston in This Time for Keeps (1947).

Esther Williams is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and California Republicans.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 19 years, 8 months 13 years, 4 months 5 years, 3 months
Dating3 3 years 1 year -
Total7 19 years, 8 months 8 years 3 years


First Name Esther
Middle Name Jane
Last Name Williams
Maiden Name Bell
Full Name at Birth Esther Jane Williams
Alternative Name America's Mermaid
Age 91 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th August, 1921
Birthplace Inglewood, California, USA
Died 6th June, 2013
Place of Death Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Buried Remains scattered into the Pacific Ocean
Height 5' 8½" (174 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Glendale Union High School, Glendale, California
Occupation Text Actress, Singer, Writer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Million Dollar Mermaid
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1942–1963
Music Style Traditional Pop, Urban, R&B
Instrument Vocals
Bust (inches) 38
Waist (inches) 27
Hips (inches) 34
Official Websites,,
Father Lou Williams
Mother Bula Williams
Brother Stanton Williams, David Williams
Sister June Williams, Maurine Williams
Friend June Allyson, Van Johnson, Doris Day, Cyd Charisse, Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner, Kathryn Grayson, Frank Sinatra, Ricardo Montalban, Clark Gable, Chuck Walters, Jane Powell

Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and actress. Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of World War II, she joined Billy Rose's Aquacade, where she took on the role vacated by Eleanor Holm after the show's move from New York City to San Francisco. While in the city, she spent five months swimming alongside Olympic gold medal winner and Tarzan star Johnny Weissmuller. Williams caught the attention of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer scouts at the Aquacade. After appearing in several small roles, alongside Mickey Rooney in an Andy Hardy film, and future five-time co-star Van Johnson in A Guy Named Joe, Williams made a series of films in the 1940s and early 1950s known as "aquamusicals," which featured elaborate performances with synchronised swimming and diving.

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Partner Comparison

Esther Williams91 LeoActress
Edward Michael Bell-Criminal
Fernando Lamas67 CapricornActor
Jeff Chandler42 SagittariusActor
Victor Mature86 AquariusActor
Ben Gage64 PiscesSinger
Leonard Kovner-
Capt. Howard Thomas-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Benjamin StantonMale6th August, 194973 years oldBen Gage
Kimball AustinMale30th October, 195071 years oldBen Gage
Susan TenneyFemale1st October, 195368 years oldBen Gage


Magic Fountain1963Hyacinth TowerMovie
The Big Show1961Hillary AllenMovie
Raw Wind in Eden1958LauraMovie
The Donna Reed Show1958MollyTV Show
The Unguarded Moment1956Lois ConwayMovie
Zane Grey Theater1956Sarah HarmonTV Show
Jupiter's Darling1955AmytisMovie
The Tender Trap1955Actress in 'Easy to Love' - Movie on TV (uncredited)Movie
Dangerous When Wet1953Katie HigginsMovie
Easy to Love1953Julie HallertonMovie
Million Dollar Mermaid1952Annette KellermanMovie
Skirts Ahoy!1952Whitney YoungMovie
Callaway Went Thataway1951Esther Williams (uncredited)Movie
Texas Carnival1951Debbie TelfordMovie
Duchess of Idaho1950Christine Riverton DuncanMovie
Pagan Love Song1950Mimi BennettMovie
Lux Video Theatre1950VickiTV Show
Neptune's Daughter1949Eve BarrettMovie
Take Me Out to the Ball Game1949K.C. HigginsMovie
On an Island with You1948Rosalind RennoldsMovie
Fiesta1947Maria MoralesMovie
This Time for Keeps1947Leonora 'Nora' CambarettiMovie
Easy to Wed1946Connie Allenbury ChandlerMovie
The Hoodlum Saint1946Kay LorrisonMovie
Till the Clouds Roll By1946Esther Williams - Signing Autographs (uncredited)Movie
Thrill of a Romance1945Cynthia GlennMovie
Ziegfeld Follies1945Esther Williams ('A Water Ballet')Movie
Bathing Beauty1944Caroline BrooksMovie
A Guy Named Joe1943Ellen BrightMovie
Suckerbait1943Secretary - SpyMovie
Andy Hardy's Double Life1942Sheila BrooksMovie
Inflation1942Mary SmithShort Film
Personalities1942Sheila Brooks (screen test footage) (uncredited)Short Film
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Posted commentsView all comments (13)

brucecoJan 2, 2012

I wish i had grew up in a different time, as I thought she was just gorgeous! Great actress!

ziegfeldgirl1941ziegfeldgirl1941Mar 22, 2009

I love Esther Williams! She sounds like a normal person in both her autobiography and her Private Screenings on TCM with Robert Osborne. In the Private Screenings interview, both Esther and June Allyson make it sound like their career was one big delightful accident and the film business was a big playground. Neither really went out of their way to become an actress like so many others did.

edelanteOct 13, 2008

Esther Williams was the stralet and beatifull woman that at least three generations dreamed as the ideal girld friend and fiance

edelanteDec 29, 2007

Esther williams was the type of starlet beautiness men and women look for when I was youg

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