Eva Marie Saint

American actress (born 1924)

Eva Marie Saint (born July 4, 1924) is an American movie and stage actress. She has performed in many movies, television programs and stage acts. She won an Academy Award for her role in the 1954 movie On the Waterfront. She also played Eve Kendall in the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock movie North by Northwest. For her role in the 1957 movie A Hatful of Rain she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. In 1990, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the miniseries People Like Us.

Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint in the 1950s
Born (1924-07-04) July 4, 1924 (age 100)
Alma materActors Studio
Bowling Green State University
Years active1946–2021
(m. 1951⁠–⁠2016)

Personal life


Saint was born in Newark, New Jersey and studied at Actors Studio and Bowling Green State University. She was married to producer/director Jeffrey Hayden from 1951 until his death in 2016. They have two children, Darrell (born April 1, 1955) and Laurette (born July 19, 1958), and three grandchildren.[1] Hayden died on December 24, 2016.

Year Title Role Notes
1947 A Christmas Carol Television movie
1948–1955 The Philco Television Playhouse TV, 4 episodes, Nominated for Best Actress Emmy
1949 Lights Out TV, 1 episode
1949 Suspense Francie TV, 1 episode
1949–1950 Actor's Studio TV, 3 episodes
1949–1953 Studio One TV, 3 episodes
1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse TV, 1 episode
1950–1951 Buck Rogers Wilma Deering TV, 41 episodes
1950–1952 One Man's Family Claudia Barbour Roberts #2 TV
1950–1951 Versatile Varieties TV, unknown episodes
1953 The Trip to Bountiful Thelma Television movie
1953 ABC Album/Jamie Cousin Liz TV, 1 episode
1953 The Web TV, 2 episodes
1953 Eye Witness TV, 1 episode
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater TV, 1 episode
1953–1954 Goodyear Television Playhouse Frances Barclay TV, 2 episodes
1954 On the Waterfront Edie Doyle Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated for BAFTA award
1954 General Electric Theater Maudle Applegate TV, 1 episode
1955 Producers' Showcase TV, 2 episodes, Nominated for Best Actress Emmy
1956 That Certain Feeling Dunreath Henry
1957 A Hatful of Rain Celia Pope Nominated for Best Foreign Actress BAFTA
Nominated for Golden Globe
Nominated for Laurel Award
1957 Raintree County Nell Gaither
1959 North by Northwest Eve Kendall
1960 Exodus Kitty Fremont
1962 All Fall Down Echo O'Brien
1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Diane Wescott TV, 1 episode
1964 Carol for Another Christmas The Wave Television movie
1965 36 Hours Anna Hedler
1965 The Sandpiper Claire Hewitt
1966 The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Elspeth Whittaker
1966 Grand Prix Louise Frederickson
1968 The Stalking Moon Sarah Carver
1970 Loving Selma Wilson
1972 Cancel My Reservation Sheila Bartlett
1974 The First Woman President Oklahoma Red Television movie
1976 The Macahans Kate Macahan Television movie
1976 The Fatal Weakness Television movie
1977 How the West Was Won Katherine "Kate" Macahan Miniseries, Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy
1978 Taxi!!! Passenger Television movie, Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy
1978 A Christmas to Remember Emma Larson Television movie
1979 When Hell Was in Session Jane Denton Television movie
1980 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Sarah Morrissey Television movie
1981 The Best Little Girl in the World Joanne Powell Television movie
1981 Splendor in the Grass Mrs. Loomis Television movie
1983 Malibu Mary Wharton Television movie
1983 Jane Doe Dr. Addie Coleman Television movie
1983–1984 The Love Boat Priscilla TV, 4 episodes
1984 Love Leads the Way: A True Story Mrs. Eustes Television movie
1984 Fatal Vision Mildred Kassab Television movie
1986 A Year in the Life Ruth Gardner Miniseries
1986 Nothing in Common Lorraine Basner
1986 The Last Days of Patton Mrs. Beatrice Ayer Patton Television movie
1986–1988 Moonlighting Virginia Hayes TV, 6 episodes
1987 Breaking Home Ties Emma Television movie
1988 I'll Be Home for Christmas Martha Bundy Television movie
1990 Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair Marilyn Klinghoffer Television movie
1990 People Like Us Lil Van Degan Altemus Television movie
Won Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy
1991 Palomino Caroline Lord Television movie
1993 Kiss of a Killer Mrs. Wilson Television movie
1995 My Antonia Emmaline Burden Television movie
1996 Mariette in Ecstasy Mother Saint-Raphael
1996 After Jimmy Liz Television movie
1996 Titanic Hazel Foley Miniseries
1997 Time to Say Goodbye? Ruth Klooster
1999 Frasier Joanna Doyle TV, 1 episode
2000 I Dreamed of Africa Franca
2000 Papa's Angels Dori "Grammy" Jenkins Television movie
2003 Open House Veronica Reynolds Television movie
2005 Because of Winn-Dixie Miss Franny
2005 Don't Come Knocking Howard's Mother
2006 Superman Returns Martha Kent
2012 The Legend of Korra[2] Katara TV, recurring role
2013 Winter's Tale Willa (adult)

Awards and nominations

Year Group Award Movie or series Result
1955 Academy Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role On the Waterfront Won
1999 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
2000 Savannah Film and Video Festival Lifetime Achievement Award
2004 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival King Vidor Memorial Award
2007 Golden Boot Awards
1955 BAFTA Award Most Promising Newcomer to Film On the Waterfront Nominated
1958 BAFTA Award Best Foreign Actress Hatful of Rain Nominated
1955 Emmy Award Best Actress in a Single Performance The Philco Television Playhouse (Episode: "Middle of the Night") Nominated
1956 Emmy Award Best Actress - Single Performance Producers' Showcase (Episode: "Our Town") Nominated
1977 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series How the West Was Won Nominated
1978 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special Taxi!!! Nominated
1990 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special People Like Us Won
1958 Golden Globe Award Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama A Hatful of Rain Nominated
1958 Laurel Awards Top Female Dramatic Performance A Hatful of Rain 3rd Place


  1. "Eva Marie Saint - TV Guide". TVGuide.com.
  2. Adams, Sam. "From On the Waterfront to The Legend of Korra with Eva Marie Saint". The A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved May 17, 2012.

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