Here are 10 things you should know about Lizabeth Scott, born 98 years ago today. Her stint in the spotlight was brief, but she remains an icon of film noir.
We were very sorry to hear of the passing at age 92 of Lizabeth Scott. She was a terrific actress who made her most indelible mark in the genre of film noir. In fact, she’s one of only a handful of actresses who could make a legitimate claim to the title of Queen of Noir.
“What you call film noir I call ‘psychological drama,'” Ms. Scott once said. “It reflects the fact that there are so many facets in human beings. And that is why I don’t know if anyone else calls it ‘psychological drama,’ but I do. At that time, to myself, it was psychological and dramatic, because it showed all these facets of human experience and conflict, that these women [these femme fatales] could be involved with their heart and yet could think with their mind.”
We don’t know about you, but we’re going to spend the weekend savoring the dark delights of some of Ms. Scott’s most memorable movies: Dead Reckoning (1947), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Too Late for Tears (1949), Pitfall (1948), Dark City (1950), I Walk Alone (1947)—there were so many.
Rest in peace, Ms. Scott.