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November 18, 2022

35 Fabulous Photos of Claire Kelly in the 1950s and ’60s

Born 1934 as Claire Ann Green in San Francisco, California, American actress and model Claire Kelly started out as a model in Miami, and appeared several times on the cover of McCall’s, continuing her modeling career throughout the 1950s. She made the cover of Picture Week in 1956, and was a 1958 Deb Star.

Kelly went on to roles in films such as The Badlanders (1958), Party Girl (1958), Ask Any Girl (1959), and A Guide for the Married Man (1967). In The Badlanders, a Western remake of the film noir The Asphalt Jungle, she played “the Angela role immortalized by Marilyn Monroe” in the original film. In 1959, she was publicized as “the screen’s most exciting discovery since Rita Hayworth”. In 1964-65, she appeared in several episodes of the television series Burke’s Law.

Kelly died in 1998 in Palm Springs, California, aged 64. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see the beauty of young Claire Kelly in the 1950s and 1960s.


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