Born 1926 in East Canton, Ohio, American actress Jean Peters selected to replace Linda Darnell as the female lead in Captain from Castile (1947) opposite Tyrone Power. Although she had not yet made her screen debut, Peters was highly publicized. She received star treatment during the filming. Captain from Castile was a hit.
Peters is known as a star of 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Although possibly best remembered for her siren role in Pickup on South Street (1953), she was known for her resistance to being turned into a sex symbol. Peters preferred to play unglamorous, down-to-earth women.
Peters died of leukemia in 2000 in Carlsbad, California, two days before her 74th birthday.
Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of young Jean Peters in the 1940s and 1950s.