Kim Novak

Kim Novak

American actress
Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak is a retired American film and television actress and painter. Novak began her film career in 1954 after signing with Columbia Pictures and subsequently became one of Hollywood's top box office stars, starring in many films, including Picnic, The Man with the Golden Arm and Pal Joey .Wikipedia
BornFebruary 13, 1933
HometownChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Net worth$15 million
Height5'6" (1.68m)
SpouseRobert Malloy (m 1976 - 2020) , Richard Johnson (m 1965 - 1966)
ParentsBlanche Novak , Joseph Novak
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Vertigo star Kim Novak claims she woke up naked after drink spiked by Tony Curtis

  • One of Hollywood's brightest stars of the 1950s has accused Tony Curtis of spiking her drink at a party in his Beverly Hills home during the height of her fame, leaving her dazed and naked. Actress Kim Novak, who played a leading role as Madeleine in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, described what may be one of the oldest #MeToo allegations as she recalled a 1958 soiree where she passed out. "Tony Curtis had brought me a drink," Novak, now 89, told The Hollywood Reporter. "I don't know, I only had, I think, one drink there. But that's the last thing I knew. I do not know anything afterward, cross my heart, hope to die. Don't know what happened after that or how my car got back in front of my apartment." Curtis was one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the Fifties, appearing alongside Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot and later Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant. He was married to actress Janet Leigh at the time, while Novak was linked to singer Sammy Davis Jr, whom she met on the set of Vertigo. Curtis and Novak would go on to star together in The Third Girl from the Left in 1973. "I think Tony Curtis did it, I don't want to think Sammy did that,” Novak goes on to say later in the interview.

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1957British Academy of Film & Television ArtsForeign ActressPicnicNominated