Born 1930 as Elsy Henrietta Maria Steinberg in Montclair, New Jersey, American actress and model Elaine Stewart made her debut by winning Miss See in See Magazine in 1952. She was in many magazines such as Playboy and Photoplay.
Stewart had a supporting role in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), as Lila, a starlet who has a romantic fling with a producer played by Kirk Douglas. She was featured as Julie, the love interest of Sgt Ryan, played by Richard Widmark, in Take the High Ground! (1953) and co-starred with Mickey Rooney in a 1953 comedy, A Slight Case of Larceny.
Stewart appeared in other films, such as Brigadoon, Night Passage, Code Two, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond, and The Adventures of Hajji Baba. Stewart had a small but key role, as Anne Boleyn, in 1953’s Young Bess. She co-starred with Jeff Chandler in the film noir The Tattered Dress (1957), with Victor Mature in the western Escort West (1958) and shared top billing with John Derek in a 1958 adventure film, High Hell, before turning to television.
Stewart also guest-starred in TV series such as Bat Masterson and Burke’s Law, both starring Gene Barry. In her last acting appearance on TV, she played Irene Grey in the Perry Mason episode “The Case of the Capering Camera” in 1964.
Stewart died in 2011 at her home in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 81.