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Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint alongside [[North by Northwest]] (1959) co-star [[Cary Grant]]


Eva Marie Saint is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959).

Speaking in 2000 about North by Northwest, Saint recalled:[1]

When I got the role, I had just given birth to my daughter Laurette Hayden. So, after I lost a few pounds, Hitch began the process of transforming me into Eve Kendall. He personally oversaw all of the details of Bill Tuttle's glamorous makeup designs and the sophisticated hairstyles of Sydney Guilaroff. But he wasn't so crazy about MGM's costumes for me. The studio designed a wardrobe for my character but Hitchcock didn't like it and threw out almost everything. Then he took me to Bergdorf Goodman in New York and we selected the rest of my wardrobe right off the models. I often joke that he was my one and only sugar daddy!


With Hitchcock...


She has appeared in the following Hitchcockian documentaries...


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  1. Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North by Northwest (2000).