Actress Arlene Dahl dies at 96, from the classic ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’
She excelled in the 1950s and was also a businesswoman and writer on beauty and lingerie products.
One of the most glamorous actresses of the 1950s, Arlene Dahl, passed away this Monday, November 29. It has been confirmed by one of her sons, the actor Lorenzo Lamas, who became very famous in the 80s playing Lance Cunson in the series Falcon Crest.
The actor also wanted to share a message on her Facebook account in which he considers her mother “the most positive influence of her life. ”
To confirm the sad news was the son with a post on social media, but without revealing any details.
Redhead, of Norwegian descent and born in Minneapolis on August 11, 1925, and with more than 40 works in film and television, Arlene Dahl’s most recognized film is the adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel Journey to the Center of the Land of 1959, nominated for three Oscars, visual effects, sound, and sets, and co-starred with James Mason.
In the 70s and 80s he appeared in series such as La isla de la fantasia or Vacations en el mar . Her last film was Night of the Warrior from 1991, which precisely had her son Lorenzo as the main character. And her last appearance was in a 1999 Air America series .
She also stood out as a writer on topics of beauty and astrology, whether in newspaper columns or publishing books, and also as a businesswoman. In the mid-1950s, she founded her own lingerie and beauty products business, and years later, when she put her acting role on the back burner, she also founded a perfume company
Her beginnings were as a model and her first film role, in a brief, unacredited role, would come to her in 1947’s Women’s Resources. Then there would be films like Scene of a Crime and The Reign of Terror, both from 1949; The Western Ambush with Robert Taylor; The Desert Legion from 1953 with Alan Lad, Bengal Rifles from 1954 with Rock Hudson or the Slightly Scarlet noir from 1956. She was also on Broadway, for example, playing Roxanne in an adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac from 1953 .
She was married six times. Among her, best-known husbands were the actors’ Lex Barker (who came to play Tarzan in films from the late 1940s and 1950s) and Fernando Lamas (Lorenzo’s father, and whom he met in 1953, during filming. from La Mansión De Sangaree and The Diamond Queen ), as well as wine entrepreneur Alexis Lichine. She also had a brief relationship, in the late 1940s, with John Fitzgerald Kennedy, then a young senator from Massachusetts.
Her current husband was Marc Rosen. In addition to Lorenzo Lamas, she had two more children.