Eva Bartok
Date of Birth
Jun 18, 1926
Birth Place:
Kecskemet, Hungary

Biography

Born in a suburb of Budapest, Eva Bartok left her bourgeois surroundings when she married at the age of 15 (the first of four unions: later husbands included producer Alexander Paal and actor Curt Jurgens). Making her Hungarian film debut in 1947, Bartok appeared in her next film, the English A Tale of Five Women, three years later. She went on to play decorative leading ladies in the films of several nations, including the U.S.A. Her most famous Hollywood screen role was vis-à-vis Burt Lancaster in The Crimson Pirate. After penning her kiss-and-tell autobiography Worth Living For in 1959, Eva Bartok made only three more low-budget films before retiring to Indonesia. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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