Gene Eliza Tierney, known as Gene Tierney, was an American Broadway and film actress — described as the most beautiful in the film history. Because of her exquisite beauty, she became the leading lady in most of her films. She was most identified for her title character in the movie Laura (1944). She also starred in the movie Leave Her to Heaven (1945), for which she got an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination.
Gene came from a privileged family — her father being an outstanding insurance broker. She studied at Brillantmont International School in Europe where she learned French. After returning to the US, she started acting in theater plays. She then enrolled at Greenwich Village acting studio which is located in New York. Soon, she came under the wing of George Abbott, a well-known producer-director in broadway.
Gene starred in her first Broadway production in the play entitled What a Life! (1938), where she captivated the attention of a magazine critic — saying that she’s the most beautiful water girl he had ever seen. Soon, she also played in other theatrical plays including The Primrose Path (1938), Mrs O’Brien Entertains (1939), and The Male Animal (1940).
Gene had her film debut in the movie entitled The Return of Frank James (1940) where she played the supporting role. Later, she played roles in movies including Tobacco Road (1941), Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942), Leave Her to Heaven (1945), and The Secret of Convict Lake (1951). She also starred in some television series such as The Sir Charles Mendl Show (1947), General Electric Theater (1960), and The Mike Douglas Show (1980).
How tall was Gene Tierney and how much did she weigh?
Gene Tierney’s height was 5ft5 or 165cm and weighed about 137lbs or 62kgs.
What is the nationality of Gene Tierney?
Gene Tierney was an American, born in Brooklyn, New York.
How old was Gene Tierney?
If Gene Tierney were still alive today, she would be 100 years old. She was born on November 19, 1920, and died on November 6, 1991, at the age of 71.
How much was Gene Tierney’s net worth?
Gene Tierney had a net worth of approximately $1 to $5 million.
Was Gene Tierney married or single?
Gene Tierney married twice — first, she married Oleg Cassini, a costume and fashion designer. After divorcing Cassini, she married W. Howard Lee, an oil baron from Texas.
Did Gene Tierney have any children?
Yes, Gene Tierney and her first husband were blessed with two daughters named Antoinette Daria and Christina.