Arlene Dahl





8/11/1923 , Minneapolis, Minnesota

Birth Name

Arlene Dahl




Arlene Dahl is an American actress who rose to fame as a film star for MGM Studios in the 1950s. Born in 1923, the Minneapolis, Minnesota native briefly attended the University of Minnesota before embarking on a career that spanned nearly four decades. Her first film role came in 1947 with the film Life With Father, she would go on to achieve stardom with a number of hits in the 1950s. Some of Dahl's most notable titles include Reign of Terror (1949), Slightly Scarlet (1956) and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959). In between films, Dahl was also a panelist on the television show, What's My Line, and a host on ABC's 1953 series, Pepsi-Cola Playhouse. She had a presence in the world of soap operas as well, with an acting role in One Life to Live as Lucinda Wilson during the 1980s. Dahl had the opportunity to act with her son, the actor Lorenzo Lamas, in the 1991 film, Night of the Warrior, before deciding to retire in 1999.