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Yvonne De Carlo (born Margaret Yvonne Middleton) was a Canadian actress from the 1940s to the 1990s. She was a romantic leading lady who starred in nearly one hundred movies in the 1940s and 1950s. You might be surprised to know that despite her great beauty (which was somewhat "exotic"), she was far from an overnight success! She had a number of uncredited roles starting in 1941, and made no impression on anybody! In 1943, she finally got a credited role in The Deerslayer (as a Native American Indian), and that still led to nothing. It was not for two more years before she was suddenly given the lead role in 1945's "Salome, Where She Danced", and that led to much better roles and then leading roles. Her exotic looks were not surprising, since her mother was of Italian-Scottish ancestry and her father was a half-Maori New Zealander! Oddly, she will forever be best remembered as Lily Munster in TV's "The Munsters"! Some of her other movies include: Salome Where She Danced, Song of Scheherazade, Slave Girl, The Ten Commandments (as Sephora), Brute Force, and This Gun for Hire. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 84.
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