Born 1923 in Highland Park, Michigan, American actress, singer, and dancer Adele Mara appeared in films during the 1940s and 1950s and on television in the 1950s and 1960s.
During the 1940s, the blonde actress was also a popular pinup girl. One of Mara’s early roles was as a receptionist in the Three Stooges film I Can Hardly Wait. She also appeared in The Vampire’s Ghost, Wake of the Red Witch, Angel in Exile (leading lady), Sands of Iwo Jima with John Wayne in which she was John Agar’s love interest, California Passage (leading lady), and Don Siegel’s Count the Hours.
In 1955, Mara appeared as Sarita on the TV western Cheyenne in the episode “Border Showdown.” In 1958, she played Maria Costa in the Bat Masterson episode “Double Showdown” and appeared as a nurse with Cesar Romero on CBS’s The Red Skelton Show in a sketch titled “Deadeye and The Alamo”. About this time, she guest-starred on the NBC Western series, The Tall Man, as well as three episodes of Maverick and episodes of Laramie and Tales of Wells Fargo.
Mara died in of natural causes in 2010 at the age of 87.
Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of young Adele Mara in the 1940s and 1950s.