Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseMarc Rosen, Rounsevelle W. Schaum, Alexis Lichine, Chris Holmes, Fernando Lamas, Lex Barker
MarkHer mole
FactLifelong friend of Jane Wyman.

Arlene Carol Dahl (born August 11, 1925) is an American actress and former beauty queen. She appeared in more than 50 films during the 1940s and 1950s, and was a prolific television guest star during the 1960s. Dahl also wrote a series of books on beauty, fashion, and celebrity gossip.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dahl was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants. She began her career as a model, winning the Miss Minnesota pageant in 1943. She made her film debut in 1944’s Hollywood Canteen, and went on to appear in a string of musicals and comedies. Dahl’s breakout role came in 1949’s A Song Is Born, opposite Danny Kaye.

Dahl’s beauty and glamour made her a popular pin-up girl during the 1950s. She appeared on the covers of magazines such as Life, Look, and Photoplay. In 1951, she was named “Miss Photoplay” by Photoplay magazine. Dahl continued to work in film and television throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Dahl has been married three times. Her first husband was bandleader Xavier Cugat, with whom she had a daughter, Christina. Dahl’s second marriage was to actor Lex Barker, with whom she had two sons, Rolf and Anthony. Her third and final marriage was to producer Richard Hamlett, with whom she had a daughter, Dana.

Dahl has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Arlene Dahl is an American actress and former beauty queen who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Arlene Dahl was born August 11, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Norwegian immigrants. Dahl began her career as a model after winning the Miss Minnesota pageant in 1943. Dahl made her film debut in 1944’s Hollywood Canteen and went on to appear in a string of musicals and comedies throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Dahl’s breakout role came in 1949’s A Song Is Born opposite Danny Kaye. In 1951, Dahl was named “Miss Photoplay” by Photoplay magazine. Dahl continued to work in film and television throughout the 1960s and 1970s appearing in such projects as The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart, and The Bionic Woman. Dahl has been married three times; first to bandleader Xavier Cugat with whom she had a daughter, Christina; second to actor Lex Barker with whom she had two sons, Rolf and Anthony; and third to producer Richard Hamlett with whom she had a daughter, Dana. Dahl has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

General Info

Full NameArlene Dahl
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor, Columnist
EducationUniversity of Minnesota


SpouseMarc Rosen, Rounsevelle W. Schaum, Alexis Lichine, Chris Holmes, Fernando Lamas, Lex Barker
ChildrenLorenzo Lamas, Carole Holmes McCarthy, Rounsevelle Andreas "Sonny" Schaum
ParentsRudolph S. Dahl, Idelle Swan Dahl


MoviesJourney to the Center of the Earth, Three Little Words, Slightly Scarlet, The Outriders, Bengal Brigade, Desert Legion, Wicked as They Come, Sangaree, Land Raiders, Woman's World, A Southern Yankee, The Diamond Queen, Scene of the Crime, My Wild Irish Rose, Ambush, Here Come the Girls, The Bride Goe...
TV ShowsThe Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

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#Marks / Signs
1Her mole


1With enthusiasm anything is possible.
2I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted to be was a musical comedy star.


1Lifelong friend of Jane Wyman.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son Lorenzo Lamas on January 20, 1958. Child's father is her 2nd ex-husband, Fernando Lamas.
3Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 45, a son Rounsevelle Andreas Schaum on December 7, 1970. Child's father is her 5th ex-husband, Rounsevelle W. Schaum.
4Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a daughter Carole Christina Holmes on August 14, 1961. Child's father is her 3rd ex-husband, Chris Holmes.
5Is a right-wing Republican.
6Arlene graduated from Washburn High and the following year was voted Miss Rheingold Beer of 1946. The Rheingold ad campaign was one of the most famous campaigns of one of the most popular beers in New York from the 1940s through the 1950s. There was a Miss Rheingold contest each year, and by the early 1950s, more than 25 million votes were cast annually. The winner received a cash payment as well as a modeling contract and many other opportunities. The first winner, Jinx Falkenburg, had a long career on radio. Other winners were Tippi Hedren, Hope Lange and Grace Kelly.
7Her granddaughter, Shayne Lamas, was a contestant on The Bachelor (2002): London Calling, and was chosen, at the end, by bachelor Matt Grant.
8Grandmother of A.J. Lamas, Shayne Lamas and Paton Ashbrook.
9Mother-in-law of Kathleen Kinmont.
10Mother-in-law of Michelle Smith.
11Rheingold Beer Girl of 1946.




Air America1999TV SeriesCynthia Garland
Renegade1995-1997TV SeriesElaine Carlisle / Virginia Biddle
Night of the Warrior1991Edie Keane
A Place to Hide1988
The Love Boat1979-1987TV SeriesJessica York / Ellen Kirkwood / Natalie Martin / ...
Fantasy Island1981TV SeriesAmelia Selby
Jigsaw John1976TV Series
The Deadly Dream1971TV MovieConnie
Love, American Style1971TV Series segment "Love and the Teddy Bear"
- Love and the Heist/Love and the Love Potion/Love and the Teddy Bear 1971 ... segment "Love and the Teddy Bear"
All My Children1970TV SeriesLady Lucille (1995)
The Pleasure Pit1969Laureen
Land Raiders1969Martha Cardenas
Du blé en liasses1969Barbara Boyer
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesLucinda Schenck Wilson (1981-1984)
Les poneyttes1967Shoura Cassidy
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965TV SeriesValerie
Burke's Law1963-1965TV SeriesMaggie French / Gloria Cooke / Eva Martinelli / ...
Kisses for My President1964Doris Reid Weaver
Riverboat1960TV SeriesLucy Belle
Journey to the Center of the Earth1959Carla Göteborg
Opening Night1958TV SeriesHost
She Played with Fire1957Sarah Moreton Branwell
Wicked as They Come1956Kathleen 'Kathy' Allen, nee Allenborg
Slightly Scarlet1956Dorothy Lyons
The Ford Television Theatre1954-1955TV SeriesJody Hill / Mary McNeill
Lux Video Theatre1954-1955TV SeriesIlsa Lund
Bengal Brigade1954Vivian Morrow
Woman's World1954Carol Talbot
The Diamond Queen1953Queen Maya
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1953TV SeriesHostess
Here Come the Girls1953Irene Bailey
Sangaree1953Nancy Darby
Jamaica Run1953Ena Dacey
Desert Legion1953Morjana
Caribbean1952Christine Barclay McAllister
No Questions Asked1951Ellen Sayburn Jessman
Inside Straight1951Lily Douvane
Watch the Birdie1950Lucia Corlane
Three Little Words1950Eileen Percy
The Outriders1950Jen Gort
Ambush1950Ann Duverall
Reign of Terror1949Madelon
Scene of the Crime1949Gloria Conovan
A Southern Yankee1948Sallyann Weatharby
The Bride Goes Wild1948Tillie Smith Oliver
My Wild Irish Rose1947Rose Donovan
Life with Father1947Girl at Delmonico's (uncredited)


Here Come the Girls1953performer: "It's Torment", "See the Circus"
Inside Straight1951performer: "What Can a Poor Maiden Do"
Three Little Words1950performer: "All Alone Monday", "You Smiled at Me", "I Love You So Much"

Costume Designer

Slightly Scarlet1956as Arlene Dahl Creations


Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHerself
Private Screenings2014TV SeriesHerself
Spotlight on Broadway2013TV SeriesHerself
Lex Barker Documentary2010DocumentaryHerself
The Byron Janis Story2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960's2009Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical2009Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Larry King Live2002-2003TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Bowl: Music Under the Stars2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHerself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHerself
Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years, the Presidential Years2001Video documentaryHerself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Herself
Glorious Technicolor1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHerself
Whicker's World1994TV SeriesHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
Family Feud1985TV SeriesHerself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1975TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress / Herself
Tattletales1974TV SeriesHerself
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
V.I.P.-Schaukel1971TV Series documentaryHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1970TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHerself
Della1969TV SeriesHerself
Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Girl Talk1968TV SeriesHerself
I've Got a Secret1958-1966TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Guest / Herself - Guest
The Bob Hope Show1952-1966TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1966TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1965TV SeriesHerself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Best Cinematography to Walter Lassally
The New Steve Allen Show1964TV SeriesHerself
The David Susskind Show1963TV SeriesHerself
To Tell the Truth1963TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Talent Scouts1960TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Costume Design Awards
What's My Line?1954-1959TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Mystery Guest
The Juke Box Jury1959TV SeriesHerself
The Arthur Murray Party1953-1958TV SeriesHerself
Person to Person1957TV Series documentaryHerself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Film Fanfare1956TV SeriesHerself
Texaco Star Theatre1954TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1953-1954TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Walter Winchell Show1953TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Your Show of Shows1952TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
The Frank Sinatra Show1951TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951TV SeriesHerself - Actress

Archive Footage

TCM: Twenty Classic Moments2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryPerformer in Clip from 'Three Little Words' (uncredited)
That's Entertainment!1974Herself - at Banquet (uncredited)
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Mondo Hollywood1967DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show1955TV SeriesHerself
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story1951Documentary
Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture Leadership1949Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)


Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1624 Vine Street.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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