Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nina Foch

Nina Foch (April 20, 1924 - December 5, 2008). Her mother was the actress and singer Consuelo Flowerton, who returned to the U.S. after her marriage to Foch's father, classical music conductor Dirk Fock ended. Nina could play the piano but, was more interested in acting.

Foch, mostly played, foreign women of sophistication. She performed in over 80 films and hundreds of television shows. In 1951, she performed with Gene Kelly in the musical, An American in Paris.

Foch played Marie Antoinette in, Scaramouche (1952) and in, The Ten Commandments (1956), in which she played Bithia, Pharaoh's sister who found the baby Moses and adopted him as her son.

Foch received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the drama, Executive Suite (1954).

She performed in, Spartacus (1960), as a woman who chooses gladiators to fight to the death in the ring, for her entertainment. In 1975, she performed in the film, Mahogany starring Diana Ross.


  1. Beautifull photos, thank you very much for the info! hugs!!

  2. Dawn,
    Enjoyed your article and photos of Foch. Sadly I know very little about her which is disappointing since she was featured in so many good films.

  3. Nina Foch always seemed to me to stand out in her performances. So interesting looking and so much presence. I remember her, too, from the '90s mini-series "Tales of the City" - and she stood out even in that formidable cast.

    Enjoyed the pix, clip and glimpse of her career, Dawn, thanks!

  4. Meriyay, Your welcome and thank you for stopping by.

    Page, I agree.. There is not very much info. on her.

    The Lady Eve, I have not seen the series "Tales of the City". I will look it up. Thanks for letting me know about it.


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