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Kim Novak is known as a retired American film and television actress. She is most famous for her roles in The Man with the Golden Arm and Pal Joey.

Background and Age

Marilyn Pauline "Kim" Novak was born on February 13, 1933 in Chicago, IL. As an adolescent, Novak left Chicago, where she was working as a model, and moved to Hollywood to try out for a role as an extra in The French Line, a film featuring Jane Russell. She caught the eye of the leader of Columbia Pictures, Harry Cohn, who offered her a contract and prepared her for a career as a Hollywood sex icon. Cohn changed her look, educating her to get more fit.

Another youthful actress named Marilyn Monroe was then a rising star, recommended that she change her name. In spite of the fact that she demanded to keep her last name, she embraced the given name Kim of. She additionally took acting exercises and, at an opportune time, was cast in films with entrenched actors like Fred MacMurray (Pushover, 1954) and Jack Lemmon (Phffft, 1954).

Marriage and Husband

Novak was married twice in her life. She was first married to a Shakespearean actor from England. They fell in love while shooting "The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders". Her second marriage was to her partner, equine veterinarian Robert Malloy. They live with their canines and ponies in Southern Oregon.

Career and Net Worth

Kim was most popular for her double performance as Madeleine Elster and Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock's thrill ride Vertigo (1958). The two ladies depicted by Novak are part of a plot to deceive a former investigator played by Jimmy Stewart, with whom Barton begins to look all starry eyed. Despite the fact that it was anything but a business accomplishment at the time of its discharge, Vertigo and Novak's performance is currently celebrated as noteworthy commitments to film history.

In January 2019, Novak had an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" reporter Mo Rocca. Novak genuinely spoke about her own life, her former career, her second career as a painter, and how it felt to be offended by Donald Trump in the wake of presenting at the Oscars in 2014. Social media influencers including Donald Trump thrashed Novak after she appeared with Matthew McConaughey at the function. Trump, in an uncommon move for him, later apologized for encouraging her to sue her plastic specialist after Novak stood up, saying she felt tormented by the insults.

Date modified: May 14, 2020
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