The stunning, Yvonne De Carlo
Most of you may remember this beautiful woman as the matriarch of The Munsters. There is no doubt she left her mark not only in classic cinema but also in television. Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton in 1922. Her most well-known roles were during the span of the 1940's and 1960's.
In 1956 she played Sephora in The Ten Commandments and in starred along side Clark Gable in the film, Band of Angels.
A little background information on Lily Munster
Her most infamous role and the one that is ingrained in all of our memories is the one of Lily Munster. Lily was an undead vampire whose father was Sam Dracula and whose mother was "Grandpa's 166th wife! She marries Herman Munster in 1865 and they adopt her niece Marilyn Munster in the 1940's. Sometime in the 1950's Lily and Herman have their only child, a son named Eddie Munster.
The Munster Family
Lily Munster can be a sexy pinup too!
De Carlo had a successful career as an actress and lived a full life. She married a stuntman named Robert Morgan with whom she had two sons, Bruce and Michael. She continued to act into the early 1990's and on January 7th, 2007 at the age of 84 she passed away due to natural causes.
A tribute to Yvonne De Carlo
De Carlo was not only an amazing actress but incredibly gorgeous. Looking through her photos I wanted to add all of them to this blog post. Even as she aged she seemed to do so gracefully and looked impeccable all the time--as so many men and women of that generation still often do. (A lesson that we can all learn and practice I think!).
To me Lily Munster will always be the ultimate ghoulish mother and De Carlo's performance as Lily will burn brightly in all of our hearts for many years to come!