Kim Novak young
February 13, 1933
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
37-23-37 in | 94-59-94 cm
57 kg | 125 pounds
8.5 US | 39 EU
Kim Novak was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on February 13, 1933, is an American actress. Young Kim Novak first started her professional career as a model for a refrigerator company at trade shows.
She signed contract with the Columbia Pictures in 1954.
She made her big screen debut in musical comedy movie The French Line (1954) (filmed in 1953) in uncredited role as Model.
She landed her first credited role as Lona McLane in drama crime movie Pushover (1954).
Her breakthrough performance came as Marjorie 'Madge' Owens in drama romance movie Picnic (1955), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
She played Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Vertigo (1958) opposite James Stewart.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) drama romance with Frank Sinatra
Pal Joey (1957) musical comedy with Rita Hayworth and Frank Sinatra
5 Against the House (1955) heist noir with Guy Madison
Phffft (1954) romantic comedy with Judy Holliday
The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) drama romance with Tyrone Power
Bell Book and Candle (1958) fantasy romance with James Stewart
The Notorious Landlady (1962) comedy mystery with Fred Astaire
Middle of the Night (1959) drama with Fredric March
Strangers When We Meet (1960) drama opposite Kirk Douglas
Kiss Me Stupid (1964) comedy romance with Dean Martin
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) drama with Peter Finch
The Mirror Crack'd (1980) mystery drama with Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson
She played Kit Marlowe in television soap opera Falcon Crest (1986–1987).
She portrayed Gloria Joyce in television movie The Third Girl from the Left (1973).
Attended William Penn Elementary, Farragut High School and Wright Junior College.
She won scholarship to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
She won a Golden Globe for World Favorite Female Actress in 1957.
She is left-handed.
She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6332 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
Both her parents were of Czech descent.
She was honored with a Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement in 1997.
She is also an accomplished artist and poet.
Lives in Sams Valley, Oregon, U.S.
She was in relationship with Frank Sinatra.
She dated Ramfis Trujillo (1958), Richard Quine (1962-1964), Sammy Davis Jr. (1957-1958), Mario Bandini (1956-1958), Prince Aly Khan (1956-1959), Kerwin Mathews (1954) and Mac Krim (1954-1961).
She was married to Richard Johnson (1965-1966).
She married Robert Malloy in 1976.
I don't feel that I was a Hollywood-created star.
I loved acting, which was never about money, the fame. It was about a search for meaning. It was painful.
For every answer, I like to bring up a question. Maybe I'm related to Alfred Hitchcock or maybe I got to know him too well, but I think life should be that way.
The work I did in Vertigo meant nothing if no one cared about the movie. Luckily, Vertigo had a revival and people had begun to recognize there was something special and it gained in reputation. But it just as well could have ended up rotting in film cans somewhere.
I live way out in the country, so there's not a lot of people around to remind me. And my friends don't think of me as 'Kim Novak' anymore anyway. It's like they forgot, too. And so it's nice.
I don't feel I ever reached my potential as an actress. I certainly didn't try to promote myself.
I'm an emotional person.