Anne Francis Biography
When she went to New York, the hot Hollywood film star Anne Francis was discovered by Darryl Zanuck in the small production of So Bad, So Good in 1950. Darryl Zanuck saw potential and talent in Anne Francis, despite the small budget film she was in. Soon enough, the hot actress was signed on to 20th Century Fox under contract. This saw the beginning of an illustrious career during the big Hollywood film boom of the fifties. Anne Francis was cast alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood in her films. Some of her best films came out during this era: Elopement in 1951, Lydia Bailey in 1952, Dreamboat, also in 1952.
The famous Hollywood names that hot Anne Francis worked with included Robert Ryan and Spencer Tracy for the film Bad Day at Black Rock, Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier for the 1955 movie Blackboard Jungle, and Leslie Nielsen in Forbidden Planet in 1956. During the sixties, because of her great talent in acting, Anne Francis kept having offers to do television and movie roles. She was cast in Honey West in 1965, a television series where she played a private detective who was quite glamorous.
Although Honey West was short-lived, Anne Francis had films that stabled her acting career. In 1968, she starred in Funny Girl where she costarred with the famous sexy Hollywood actress Barbra Streisand. Unfortunately, she did not get much attention with the film as the spotlight shone on Barbra Streisand. Her career went downhill after this, although she was a talented actress the roles she chose limited her talents. Other films she did included Hook Line and Sinker, and The Love God.