Yvonne De Carlo, Hotel Sahara
Yvonne De Carlo has been one of my favorite television actresses for as long as I can remember. In fact, The Munsters is one of my first favorite tv shows and Lily was one of the main reasons.
It wasn’t until many years later that I discovered her film roles. Talk about a shock when I saw that the stunning beauty on the screen was actually the same actress who had been bringing Lily into my home for so many years!
When I saw my first Yvonne De Carlo movie and realized it was her, I looked closer and it was obvious. Same gorgeous eyes, features, and unmistakable voice.
Whether it was tv or films, Yvonne De Carlo was one of the best and most beautiful actresses ever. I wish she had been given more lead roles and more opportunities to be more than the “beautiful girl” – perhaps she’d be even better known today as a film actress.
The lobby card above is for the 1951 movie Hotel Sahara. It’s actually (in spite of not being very well-known) quite good and very much worth watching. You can find Hotel Sahara on dvd (Amazon link). It isn’t, unfortunately, on Prime Video yet, but I hope it will be available one day.