Quick Facts About Tina Louise
|Birth Name||Tina Blacker|
|Celebrated Name||Tina Louise|
|Date of Birth||February 11, 1934|
|Age||83 Years Old|
|Place Of Birth||New York City, New York, USA|
|Hair Color||Strawberry blonde|
|University||Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA|
|Best Known For||Gilligan's Island, God's Little Acre|
|Bra Cup Size||32C|
|Foot Size Mm||10|
|Debut Movie||God's Little Acre|
|Total Featured Movies||40|
|Number Of Tv Appearences||37|
|First Award||Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year|
A movie star, Tina Louise! Well, many fondly recognize this name as their favorite ravishing lady playing Ginger in CBS situation comedy Gillian’s Island. The living legend of Hollywood, Louise has already celebrated her 82nd birthday but still continues to grace small and big screens. This veteran is well-recognized for her roles in popular movies like The Trap, The Hangman, and Day of the Outlaw.
She rose to the peak of success after taking a role in 1958 blockbuster God’s Little Acre. Apart from her acting prowess, the versatile persona has showcased her singing and authoring talents.
It was in her early teenage when she gathered high attention appearing in Broadway hit Li’l Abner. Successful stage debut helped her gain abundant movies and television roles, that eventually established her as an legendary actress of American entertainment industry.
She was born as Tina Blacker on New York City as the only child of mother Betty Horn and father Joseph Blacker in 11th February 1934 in New York City, New York, United States. Her mom was a fashion model while her dad owned a Candy Store in Brooklyn. She attended Miami University.
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Louise was once a married woman. Her husband was a radio announcer and talk show host Les Crane. The duo shared a conjugal bond for about 5 years before splitting in 1971. She is currently residing in New York City.
The debut movie 'God's Little Acre' propelled Tina Louise to fame
Louise was just two years old when she first faced the camera for her father’s candy shop’s commercial. During her childhood, Louise appeared in several roles prior to joining Neighbourhood Playhouse in order to enhance her acting skills. During her early years, she was offered to model as a rising starlet along with Jayne Mansfield, appeared as product advocate in Fredrick’s of Hollywood catalog in 1858 and also graced covers of several pinup magazines like Modern Man, Adam, and Sir! And in 1959 she was featured in Playboy pictorial in an effort to promote the young Hollywood starlet.
She made her professional debut as an actress in 1952 musical Two’s Company that followed other Broadway productions like The Fifth Season, John Murray Anderson’s Almanac and others. Quickly making her way to the television, she appeared in television dramas like Studio One and Producer’s Showcase before making her name from Broadway hit Li’l Abner in 1957. It was the same time when she released her album It’s Time for Tina.
The year 1958 brought a significant turn in the acting journey as she made a Hollywood debut through a movie God’s Little Acre. The movie not only introduced heras the “World’s Most Beautiful Redhead” but it also granted her the Golden Globe Award for the New Star of the year. Her successful Hollywood debut instantly made her one of the in-demand actresses.
Success began paving her way afterward as she got to take roles in several movies like The Trap, The Warrior Empress, Armored Command, For Those Who Think Young and may more. Being casted in director Roberto Rossellini’s Garibaldi, Louise has also been a part of Italian Cinema.
Legendary actress Tina Louise's thriving success in big screen and television
Tina Louise carved her name in the American entertainment industry making equal appearances on small and big-screen. She became an in-demand lady for stars of her time like Richard Widmark, Robert Taylor, Robert Ryan and others. After few years in Italian cinema, she returned to the US and started studying with Lee Strasberg, finally becoming a member of Actors Studio.
Prior to landing a starring role in CBS situation comedy Gilligan’s Island, she took major and minor roles in various TV shows like The Real McCoys. And leaving a Broadway musical Fade Out – Fade In, she went to star as Ginger Grant on Gilligan’s Island.
The CBS sitcom helped her gain immense career exposure. The sitcom ended in 1967 and the mesmerizing lady continued with films and guest roles in various TV series. Attempting to shed her comedic image, she began taking grittier roles and appeared as a pathetic heroin addict in an episode of Kojak and co-starred in ABC television movie Nightmare in Badham Country.
Her later roles included in TV films like Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby, SST: Death Fight and Dallas, a prime-time soap opera as semi-series regular. She took a break from acting career for about a decade and has made her comeback in 2014 in horror film Late Phases & spiritual drama Tapestry.
The versatile lady has tried her hands in music as well. Her album It’s Time for Tina was firstly released on Concert Hall in 1957 but was later reissued in 1958 and 1959 on Urania Records and was also released on iTunes in 2012. The album contains 12 tracks including Tonight is the Night and I’m in the Mood for Love.
Highly celebrated name in the industry, Tina earned enormous success which she had never expected. Within her years' attempt in entertaining the worldwide people, she hasn't only gathered high fans following but has also amassed millions into her account. She has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
A mom of a daughter, Tina Louise never remarried following a heartache
Tina Louise was once a married woman. Her husband was none other than a radio and TV talk show host Les Crane. The couple tied a knot on 3rd April 1966 in Beverly Hills. It was Louise’s first marriage but she was a 4th woman, whom Crane exchanged his wedding vows with. Instead, she was 4th of his five wives.
The duo welcomed a beautiful daughter named Caprice Crane in 1970. With the time passing by, they started having disputes that went to be a root cause for the end of their relationship. Marriage couldn’t be their lifelong commitment as they called it off the same year of their daughter’s birth.
Following the heartache of divorce, Louise never saw any man in her life but focused on giving good upbringing to her daughter being a single mom. Caprice is now an MTV producer and a novelist. In 2006 she published her first novel titled Stupid and Contagious which was dedicated to her mother.
Currently residing in the New York City, she is a member of Motion Picture Arts & Actors Studio. She has also tried her hands in philanthropic deeds. Vocal Advocate for increasing child literacy, Louise released a book entitled When I Grow Up, which inspired children’s to achieve their goal. Also, she has been volunteering at public schools since the '90s. Other two books she released are a children’s book What Does a Bee Do? and Sunday: A Memoir.
Back in her early days, Tina Louise was categorized as one of the sexiest women in Hollywood. She possessed an enthralling personality. Standing tall with a height of 5 feet 9 inches, she had an enticing body with measurements of 35-22-36 inches. No doubt, she dropped the jaw of many, whenever she posed in bikini and swimsuit.
Reportedly, she has undergone some anti-ageing treatments as she doesn’t look like she is already 82. But, the fact is she is still very beautiful for her age. Her fans can read her detailed biography on various sites on the Internet also including wiki.