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Bette Davis

Bette Davis
Photo: George Hurrell / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

April 5, 1908


October 6, 1989


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 3 in | 160 cm

Body Measurements

36-27-34 in | 91.5-68-86 cm


47.5 kg | 105 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

7 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S., on April 5, 1908, was an American actress.

Young Bette Davis started her acting career on stage in off-Broadway play "The Earth Between" (1923).

She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Broken Dishes" (1929) in role as Elaine Bumpsted.

She made her big screen debut in pre-Code drama movie Bad Sister (1931) in role as Laura Madison.

She got her first break with a role as Grace Blair in pre-Code drama film The Man Who Played God (1932).

Her breakthrough performance came as Julie Marsden in romantic drama movie Jezebel (1938), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:

Dark Victory (1939) drama in role as Judith Traherne

The Letter (1940) noir in role as Leslie Crosbie

The Little Foxes (1941) drama in role as Regina Hubbard Giddens

Now Voyager (1942) drama in role as Charlotte Vale

Mr. Skeffington (1944) drama romance in role as Frances Beatrice 'Fanny' Trellis Skeffington

All About Eve (1950) drama in role in role as Margo Channing

The Star (1952) drama in role as Margaret Elliot

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) psychological thriller horror in role as Jane Hudson

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Joyce Heath in drama film Dangerous (1935).

Of Human Bondage (1934) pre-Code drama opposite Leslie Howard

The Petrified Forest (1936) drama crime opposite Humphrey Bogart

Marked Woman (1937) drama crime opposite Humphrey Bogart

The Old Maid (1939) drama opposite Miriam Hopkins

Juarez (1939) drama opposite Paul Muni

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) historical romantic drama opposite Errol Flynn

All This, and Heaven Too (1940) drama opposite Charles Boyer

Old Acquaintance (1943) comedy drama opposite Miriam Hopkins

A Stolen Life (1946) drama opposite Glenn Ford

A Pocketful of Miracles (1961) comedy opposite Glenn Ford

Dead Ringer (1964) thriller opposite Karl Malden

TV Shows

She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Lucy Mason in television drama film Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979).


Attended a spartan boarding school Crestalban in Lanesborough, Berkshires and Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.

She was first woman to receive the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1977.

Was close friends with Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda and Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Was the highest paid woman in US in 1942.

She was a big fan of Kim Carnes song “Bette Davis Eyes”.

She had three children.

Davis died on October 6, 1989, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, at the age of 81.


She was married to Gary Merrill (1950-1960), William Grant Sherry (1945-1950), Arthur Farnsworth (1940-1943) and Harmon Nelson (1932-1939).

She dated George Brent (1939-1940) and William Wyler (1937-1938).

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