Debra Paget, born on August 19, 1933, is an American actress who hypnotized moviegoers with her beauty and talent in the 1950s. Paget was enrolled in dance and drama classes as soon as her family arrived in Los Angeles. She got her first acting job when she was eight, while her first appearance on stage came at 13.
Debra signed a long-term contract with 20th Century Fox and starred in movies such as’ Broken Arrow,” Princess of the Nile’ and’ The Rivers Edge. After working in’ Love Me Tender’ with Elvis Presley, there were rumors that he wanted to marry her. After finishing her contract with Fox, she went to Europe to work in Italian and German movies. Debra’s successful career saw her playing several exotic roles.
Debra Paget Acting
At eight, while her stage debut was in 1946 in Shakespeare’s’ Merry Wives of Windsor is when paget got her first professional acting job. In 1948, she moved in film noir Cry in the City.’ 20th Century Fox was impressed with her performance and signed a long-term contract with her. In 1950 when she got her first prominent role in the western’ Broken Arrow,’ which was a huge success, she was just out of college. It was also her first 20th Century Fox movie.
She received top billing from Fox for her performance in the 1954 adventure film Princess of the Nile.’ Although the film at the box office was not a huge success, Debra’s fan mail started flooding. She was tested for the lead role in’ Sheena: The Jungle Queen’ 1953 but was not selected for it. However, in 1956 she worked alongside Elvis Presley in’ Love Me Tender’. Presley was smitten by her beauty, and she later claimed he wanted to marry her.
Debra played Lilia’s role in the epic religious drama film’ The Ten Commandments’ 1956, for which she never auditioned. She was asked to report to Paramount directly to start filming. Her last work with Fox was’ The River’s Edge’ in the 1957 film noir adventure. She made two films with Paramount before going to Germany. Her energetic dance scenes in’ The Indian Tomb’ 1959 became very popular and will always be remembered for them.
She also worked in the same year in’ The Tiger of Eschnapur,’ which was also a huge success. Debra appeared in the historical drama Cleopatra’s Daughter 1960 and the epic adventure Rome 1585 1961, both shot in Italy. Her last film The Haunted Palace belonged to the genre of horror and it was released in 1963.
She appeared on television shows throughout her career. Her most notable work was the show The Rawhide between 1960 and 1962. Also, she participated in radio plays for Family Theater in the 1950s. Paget hosted her own show “An Interlude with Debra Paget” in the early 1990s.
Debra Paget Indian Tomb
Paget did the snake dance scene in The Indian Tomb (1959). Which is a 1959 German-French-Italian adventure drama film, produced by Artur Brauner.
Debra Paget Age and Net Worth
Debra Paget was born on August 19, 1933, in Denver Colorado, the United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on August 19th every year.
Debra Paget Family, Parents and Siblings
Paget is a daughter of Frank Henry Griffin and Margaret Allen. Her father was a painter, while her mother was an actress on stage. She was born in Denver, Colorado, among five children. In the 1930s, the family migrated from Denver to Los Angeles, California, in order to be close to the developing film industry. Debra was enrolled in the Hollywood Professional School when she was 11 years old.
Debra Paget Spouse, Is she married?
Paget was married to David Street actor and singer on January 14, 1958. Later they divorced on April 11. 1958. Paget was also married to Budd Boettichier (the director)on March 27, 1960, but they divorced On August 24.1961.
Later Debra got married to Ling-Chieh Kung, a wealthy Chinese-American oil industry executive on April 19, 1962. They had a son together, Gregory Kung, who was Debra Paget’s only child. They separated in 1980, after her third marriage, she retired from acting.
Debra Paget Children
Paget is a mother to one son Gregory Kung as her only child. With her third husband, Kung, who was a Chinese-American oil industry executive, born to H. H. Kung and Soong Ai-ling.
Debra Paget Measurement and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Debra Paget.
Debra Paget Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: Debralee Griffin
- Popular As: Debra Paget
- Gender: Female
- Profession: Actress
- Education: Hollywood Professional School
- Town/City: Denver
- Nationality: America
Debra Paget Birthday
- Age: 86 years (2019)
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Date of Birth: August 19, 1933
- Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
- Birthday: August 19
Debra Paget Body Measurements
- Height: 5 feet 2 inches
- Weight: 113 pounds (51 kg).
- Shoe Size: 5
- Body shape: Hourglass
- Hair Colour: Dyed Blonde
- Cup size: C
- Eye Colour: Blue
- Bra size: 34C
- Dress size: 6 (chart)
- Breasts: 35 inches(89 cm)
- Waist: 23 inches(60 cm)
- Hips: 36inches ( 91 cm)
Debra Paget Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Frank Henry Griffin and
- Mother: Margaret Allen
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): 4
- Marital Status: Single
- Spouse: David Street (m. 1958; div. 1958), Budd Boetticher (m. 1960; div. 1961), Louis C. Kung (m. 1964; div. 1980)
- Children: 1
Debra Paget Salary and Net Worth
- Net Worth: $10 million
- Salary: To be updated
- Source of Income: Acting
Debra Paget Salary
Details about Paget’s salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much she makes will be updated as soon as it is available.
Debra Paget Net Worth
The American actress and entertainer, Debra Paget, has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars which he has earned through her successful career as an actress and entertainer.
Debra Paget Rawhide
Paget appeared as Laura Ashley in the episode “Incident of the Garden of Eden” on CBS’s Western series, Rawhide in 1960. She returned to Rawhide(an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood)to play the part of Azuela in the episode “Hostage Child” along with James Coburn in 1962. The series was produced and directed by Charles Marquis Warren.
Debra Paget On Elvis
Debra Paget was Elvis Presley’s first leading lady in films, co-starring with him in Love Me Tender “1956”.
While Love Me Tender was Elvis’ first film, it was Paget’s 20th picture, although she was only 17 months older than the 21-year-old Presley. (Debra began her motion picture career at the age of 15. Her big break came in 1950, when she appeared opposite James Stewart in ‘Broken Arrow’.)
Paget: ‘Although I usually don’t form an opinion of a person until I have met them’, ‘frankly I looked forward to my first meeting with Elvis Presley with mixed emotions. I’d heard and read a lot about this new young singing sensation from Tennessee – and most of it was not complimentary’. ‘The first thing I recall was the way he greeted us. When Mr. Berle introduced us, Elvis grabbed my hand firmly and said, ‘I’m glad to meet you, Miss Paget’.
Then he shook my mother’s hand with equal vigor, excused himself, and a couple of minutes later came back with a chair for her. We were together for only a couple of hours but sometimes you can learn more about a person in a short span of time than in weeks of seeing one another constantly. I felt I did. From the very beginning, Elvis impressed me as a pleasant, sincere, obliging young man’.
Debra Paget Film’s
1963 to 1960
- The Haunted Palace – Ann Ward
- Tales Of Terror- Helene
- Most Dangerous Man Alive – Linda Marlow
- Cleopatra’s Daughter – Shila
- Why Must I Die? – Dottie Manson
1959 to 1956
- Journey To The Lost City- Seta
- From The Earth To The Moon- Virginia Nicholl
- The Life, Loves And Adventures Of Omar Khayyam- Sharain
- The River’s Edge – Meg Cameron
- The Last Hunt – Indian Girl
- Love Me Tender- Cathy
- The Ten Commandments- Lilia
1955 to 1952
- Seven Angry Men -Elizabeth
- White Feather-Appearing Day
- Prince Valiant – Ilene
- Princess Of The Nile – Princess Shalimar/Taura the Dancer
- Demetrius And The Gladiators-Lucia
- The Gambler From Natchez -Melanie Barbee
- Les Miserables-Cosette
- Belles On Their Toes-Martha
- Stars And Stripes Forever-Lily
1951 to 1950
- Bird Of Paradise – Kalua
- Anne Of The Indies -Molly
- Fourteen Hours -Ruth
- Broken Arrow -Sonseeahray
1949 to 1948
- House Of Strangers -Maria Domenico
- It Happens Every Spring -Alice
- Mother Is A Freshman -Linda
- Cry Of The City – Teena Riconti
Frequently Asked Questions About Debra Paget
Who is Debra Paget?
Paget is an American actress and Entertainer who hypnotized moviegoers with her beauty and talent in the 1950s.
How old is Debra Paget?
Debra Paget is 86 years old as of 2019. She was born on August 19, 1933.
How tall is Debra Paget?
Paget stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches.
Is Debra Paget married?
Yes, she has been married three times, but she is currently single. First, she got married to David Street, in 1958, Budd Boettichier in 1960, and lastly to Ling-Chieh Kung in 1962. She has only one kid, which is from her third marriage.
How much is Debra Paget worth?
Paget has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. She has amassed her wealth from her lengthy career as an actress.
How much does Debra Paget make?
Paget has not yet revealed her salary. We will update this section when we get and verify information about her monthly or annual earning.
Where does Debra Paget live?
Because of security reasons, Paget has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of her house.