Actresses in 1960s Sci-Fi TV Shows

American television science fiction is a well-liked television subgenre that has given rise to many of the most well-known and watched science fiction programs in the entire globe. In the 1960s, famous actresses took on the roles of characters in Sci-Fi television shows. 

If you are interested to know some of them, we have prepared a list for you:

Michi Kobi 

Kobi was given the name Machiko Kobinata Okamoto at birth on November 2, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Her father, Dr. Rikikazu Okamoto, immigrated to the United States in 1902 at the age of 17. Her father brought her to Sacramento after traveling to Japan in 1923 to wed Ito Kobinata.

Kobi was among the cast that played an independent 1960 black-and-white science fiction film from the United States, 12 to the Moon, which was produced and written by Fred Gebhardt and directed by David Bradley. She co-starred the show with Ken Clark, Tom Conway, and Anna-Lisa. Depending on the regional movie market, 13 Ghosts or Battle in Outer Space was included in the double feature that Columbia Pictures distributed in the United States.

Catherine Lee Lewis

Catherine Lewis was an American actress on radio, film, and television. She is remembered best for numerous radio appearances but is also noted for making a number of film and television appearances in the last decade of her life. 

She voiced Jezebel Jade who is a very savvy and mysterious woman on a science fiction TV show that aired in 1960s Jonny Quest also known as The Adventures of Jonny Quest. Very little is known about the character she voiced, except that she is wealthy and/or very well-connected. When Jonny asks Jade how she knew Korchuk was an imposter, she simply replies, “There are some ways a woman cannot be fooled!” Jade is the only female character who appears in two episodes—”Double Danger” and “Terror Island”

Marguerite Chapman

Chapman, who was raised in Chatham, New York, was employed as a telephone switchboard operator in White Plains, New York when modeling opportunities arose due to her attractiveness. She was signed by the John Robert Powers Agency in New York City and appeared in numerous national product advertisements. 

She starred in her final feature film, Marguerite Chapman stars in the 1960 American science fiction thriller The Amazing Transparent Man. The story centers on a deranged former U.S. It was one of two science fiction movies directed by Edgar G. Ulmer that were shot back-to-back in Dallas, Texas. The other was Beyond the Time Barrier, which was also released that year.[3] The combined filming schedule for both movies was only two weeks. The army major uses an escaped criminal to steal materials to improve the invisibility machine his scientist prisoner made. Later, the movie was discussed in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode.

Katherine Victor

In the late 1940s, Victor started performing and performed on theater and radio. Mesa of Lost Women (1953) was her first motion picture. 

In the 1960s, she played in The Cape Canaveral Monster which is a 1960 American independent black-and-white science fiction film that was written and directed by Phil Tucker and produced by Lionel Dichter and Richard Greer. Katherine Victor, Jason Johnson, Scott Peters, and Linda Connell are among its cast members. Although it was initially intended to be a theatrical feature, it was eventually broadcast on television. 

In the movie, two extraterrestrials visit Earth with the intent of “transmitting” healthy, living people—particularly women—back to their home planet while also interfering with rocket launches from Cape Canaveral. A reviewer has characterized it as a later entry in the “reds-under-the-beds,” fear-of-communism flicks that were frequently included in sci-fi during the 1950s. It was produced just before the USA’s crewed space program began.

Betsy Jones-Moreland

As a member of the newly established Valley Playhouse in Woodland Hills, California, in 1958 and the Players Ring Theater in Los Angeles, California, in 1960, Jones-Moreland performed on stage. She also made an appearance in The Solid Gold Cadillac on Broadway and in the touring company that performed that play across the country.

In the middle of the 1950s, she started in supporting roles in a number of Roger Corman movies, including the lead in Last Woman on Earth (1960). The 1960 American science fiction film Last Woman on Earth, which is often frequently called The Last Woman on Earth but didn’t have the word The in the title card, was written and directed by Roger Corman. It relates the tale of three people who managed to survive a mysterious catastrophe that seemed to have wiped off every human being on the planet.

Yvette Mimieux

Yvette Mimieux

Yvette Carmen Mimieux was an American actress who worked in film and television from January 8, 1942, until January 18, 2022. Her breakthrough performance came in The Time Machine (1960). Throughout her acting career, she received three Golden Globe Award nominations.

The Time Machine is a 1960 American period science fiction picture in Metrocolor from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (also marketed as H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine). Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, and Alan Young are among its cast members, while George Pal produced and directed it. Science fiction’s evolution was influenced by G. Wells.

Barbara Shelley

Barbara Shelley

Barbary Shelley appeared in more than a hundred movies and television shows. Barbara Shelley was an English film and television actress born Barbara Teresa Kowin on February 13, 1932. She was particularly well-known for her work in horror movies, including Rasputin, the Mad Monk, Village of the Damned, Dracula, Prince of Darkness, and Quatermass and the Pit. 

Wolf Rilla, an Anglo-German filmmaker, created the 1960 British science fiction horror film Village of the Damned. The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) by John Wyndham served as the inspiration for the movie. George Sanders played Professor Gordon Zellaby, the main character, in the movie.