Eva Marie Saint

  • Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was a tour guide at NBC's New York studios after college.
  • Made her TV debut as a cheerleader on Campus Hoopla, a 1946-47 NBC sports-variety show.
  • Studied at New York's Actors Studio with Rod Steiger, Karl Malden, Julie Harris and Ben Gazzara.
  • Achieved success on Broadway in 1953's The Trip to Bountiful, winning a Drama Critics Award. 
  • Has two stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame (one for movies, the other for TV).
  • Had a theater at her alma mater, Bowling Green State University, named for her.


  • 1958, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 1955, Emmy — Best Actress in a Single Performance: Nominee
  • 1958, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 1954, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Nominee
  • 1956, Emmy — Best Actress-Single Performance: Nominee
  • 1955, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Promising Newcomer to Film: Nominee


  • John Merle Saint — Father
  • Laurette Hayden — Daughter
  • Jeffrey Hayden — Husband (deceased)
  • Darrell Hayden — Son
  • Eva Marie Rice Saint — Mother


  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, United States (BA in Theater Arts, 1946)

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