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The Bride Goes Wild (1948)
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Costume Designer
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Elegance and femininity are fitting descriptions for Arlene Dahl. She became one of the most beautiful actresses to grace the screen during the postwar period. Audiences were captivated by her breathtaking beauty, and the way she used to it to her advantage, progressing from claimer to character roles.
Of Norwegian extract, Miss Dahl was born in Minneapolis. Following high school, she joined a local drama group supporting herself with a variety of jobs. These included modeling for a number of department stores.
In Hollywood by 1946, she signed a brief contract with Warner Brothers, but she is best remembered for her work at MGM. The Bride Goes Wild (1948) was her first work at Metro. It was an odd but rather humorous tale of love, which starred Van Johnson and June Allyson.
Although her beauty captivated audiences, it ultimately limited her to claimer roles, and the mark she made at MGM was small. Some of her best films were: Reign of Terror (1949), Three Little Words (1950), Woman`s World (1954/I), Slightly Scarlet (1956), and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959).
Leaving films behind her in 1959, her typecasting would pay off financially as she became a beauty columnist and writer. She later established herself as a business woman, founding Arlene Dahl Enterprises which marketed lingerie and cosmetics.
She was married six times; her husbands included actors Lex Barker and Fernando Lamas. She is the mother of actor / action star Lorenzo Lamas, and actually made a guest appearance in his film Night of the Warrior (1991).
Washburn High School
University of Minnesota
Full Name at Birth
Arlene Carol Dahl
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Rudolph S. Dahl
Idelle (née Swan)
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Arlene Carol Dahl (born August 11, 1928) is an American actress and former MGM contract star, who achieved notability during the 1950s. She is the mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas.
Actress, columnist, cosutme designer
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