Kim Novak



  • Birth Name: Marilyn Pauline Novak
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/13/1933, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Kim Novak Fast Facts:
  • In the words of film historian David Thomson, she is "the epitome of every small-town waitress or beauty contest winner who thought of being in the movies."
  • A Columbia Pictures production assistant introduced her to a talent scout after meeting her at a party in Los Angeles; she was on tour that summer modeling for Thor refrigerators.
  • Went on a personal strike in 1957 to protest her pay, which was $1,250 per week.
  • Was first choice to play Marion Wormer, the Dean's wife, in 1978's Animal House.
  • Turned down the lead roles in the 1961 films Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Hustler.
  • Had a well-publicized relationship with Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Raises horses and llamas on her Oregon ranch with her husband.
  • In 2005, fashion designer Alexander McQueen named one of his handbags "The Novak" in her honor.
  • Kim Novak Relationships:
  • Blanche Novak - Mother
  • Robert Malloy - Husband
  • Rebecca Malloy - Stepdaughter
  • Joseph Novak - Father
  • Arlene Novak - Sister
  • Richard Quine - Ex-fiancé
  • Richard Johnson - Ex-husband
  • Lisa Malloy - Stepdaughter
  • Kim Novak Awards:
  • 1955 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
  • 1957 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1956 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1997 Berlin Film Festival: Lifetime Achievement (Honorary Golden Bear) - Winner


The Kim Novak Collection (Picnic / Jeanne Eagels / Bell, Book and Candle / Middle of the Night / Pal Joey)
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