Monday, April 4, 2011

Poor Jean Peters

with Tyrone Power in Captain from Castile (1947, 20th Century Fox)

with Marlon Brando in Viva Zapata! (1952, 20th Century Fox)

with Jeffrey Hunter in Lure of the Wilderness (1952, 20th Century Fox)

with Rossano Brazzi in Three Coins in the Fountain (1954, 20th Century Fox)

with Robert Wagner in Broken Lance (1954, 20th Century Fox)

We always liked 20th Century Fox leading lady Jean Peters -- she was pert, peppery, and pretty; but, unfortunately, almost always paired with leading men who were prettier.



  1. Gawd - we should all be so lucky. But what about her stint as Mrs. Howard Hughes?

  2. Oh, lordy! Can you just imagine??

  3. I coulda bet my house that's what you were going to say!!

  4. First of all, you're being totally unfair. You're even showing a picture (above) of actor Jeffrey Hunter and Constance Smith (that is not Jean Peters in the picture, thank God!). And in the picture with Brando she's made up as a latina for her movie role and doesn't look at all like her.
    I totally disagree with you about her leading men being 'prettier' than she was. Jean Peters was a gorgeous looking female and certainly better looking than most males she worked with. Tyrone Power could be an exception, but he was in his late forties when they made Captain From Castile -and Jean was a really hot chick of nineteen at the time.Her list of leading men include: Brando, Brazzi, Lancaster, Ray Milland, Joseph Cotten, Paul Douglas, Dana Andrews, Richard Todd, David Wayne, Richard Widmark, Louis Jordan and Cristopher Plummer, but not one of those guys that played opposite Jean were better looking as men than she was as a woman. In fact, most of these actors were smitten by her (and that includes Spencer Tracy). She was also intelligent and quite charming. Perhaps one leading man was her equal when it comes to good looks -that's Robert Wagner (in Broken Lance). And he too had a crush on Jean Peeters (according to his personal biography). Remember Howard Hughes had a harem of beautiful stars and starlets (the most captivating beauties in America) -all hoping to marry him-, but he elected to marry Jean. Why? She was a gorgeous creature!