Kay Francis is a contemporary American actor and singer who became popular after her Broadway appearances. She is best known for her role as Estrella in The Heartbreak Kid. Kay Francis studied acting at the prestigious John Jay College of Film and Television in New York City, and her Broadway experience spanned four years. After studying with such notable personalities as Lee Strasberg, Frank Capra, Milton Glaser and Doris Day, Kay Francis was discovered by Universal Pictures, which began developing several of her early movies. She went on to star in such varied projects as A Christmas Carol, On the Coat, Muffet Go to High School, It’s a Wonderful Life, Take Me Out Sunday, Swing Vote and A Boy Loves a Secret. Kay Francis also had a role in the motion picture adaptation of The DaVinci Code as Olive Oyl.
Kay Francis was born in Glenwood Springs, New York where her parents were wealthy English immigrants from Ireland. Kay grew up surrounded by an acting community that was vibrant and close-knit. She had a reputation for being a smart and passionate young woman, and this combination served her well during the years she spent acting. She was a standout member of the Glenwood Springs High School drama club where she honed her skills and cultivated a wide array of skills including writing, dancing, acting, stage direction and even dancing. In 1930 she left high school to spend the summer months performing in various talent shows in New York City, and she gained notice as an attractive and versatile performer as well.
Bra Size & Body Measurements
|Bra Size||33 B|
|Hips Size||34 Inches|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Body Measurements||33-25-34 inches|
Kay Francis spent the next few years traveling the United States, visiting various cities and developing a resume that would make her eligible for any number of talented and notable roles in Hollywood. One of her first and most lasting films was titled The Heartbreak Kid and was set in Depression-era New York. Kay’s presence on the musical, Grease, paved the way for other talented performers that would be able to break through the barriers that were in place during this turbulent time. Kay’s memorable performance as a replacement for Diahann Carroll in the musical, Grease, paved the way for other performers to be cast aside for younger and more attractive applicants such as Carol Burnett, Roseanne Barr, Diahann Carroll and Kurt Russell.
Kay Francis’ greatest role would be in what is considered to be one of the most inspirational movies of all time, Grease. The movie portrays the frustration and heartache that are associated with the depression era of Hollywood. Kay proved to be a versatile and memorable actress in such landmark films as Anastasia, Grease, Seven Psychologists and An Officer and Everybody Loves Raymond.
Kay Francis had a resurgence of interest in acting after she discovered the success that she had in the early and mid-1933’s. Her screenplays were found in such Hollywood favorites as Blue Springs (with Bogie), Romance, Beatrice in King Kong, Das Boots, Rounders and many more. Kay Francis was nominated for an Academy Award for her contribution to the genre of mystery in which she worked, Das Boots. Kay Francis’ career spanned four decades, the first two of which saw her starring in such films as Nobody Speaks, A Christmas Story and Charlie Brown’s Own Dog. She also had an acclaimed turn as a producer in such films as Mary Shelly’s Wildfire.
Kay Francis is not without her detractors. Some of her early movies like An Officer and an Abduction were considered rather embarrassing by some in the industry. These films nonetheless, gained her the attention of the Academy Awards and the chance to showcase her talent on the big screen. As a result of her association with the early Hollywood motion picture industry, Kay Francis is a name that is remembered fondly by first-time viewers of today. Even those that have seen many of her films thought her performances were very tender and endearing.