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Ella Raines: Fabulous Photos Of Hollywood’s Classic Actress From 1940s

Ella Raines was an actress and television personality who starred in several movies, dramas and comedy shows during the 1940s. She started her acting career with small plays and stage shows. Director Howard Hawks noticed her and signed a contract with his production company, and in 1943 Raines made her screen debut with Corvette K-225. She rose to fame with the role of Carol in “Phantom Lady. ” Raines also appeared in a television show, ”Janet Dean, R.N.” in 1953-54. She also appeared on the cover of Life magazine in February 1944. In the mid-1970s, she returned to her alma mater to teach drama at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Ella Raines married Kenneth William Trout in 1942, and the marriage lasted two years. In 1947 Raines married d fighter-pilot ace Robin Olds and the couple had three children. The couple separated in 1975 and divorced was finalized in 1976. Raines died in 1988 at the age of 67 from throat cancer in California.

Here below are some glamorous photos of Ella Raines from the 1940s.

#1 Ella Raines as a cowgirl, in the United States in 1946

Ella Raines as a cowgirl, in the United States in 1946

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#2 Ella Raines wearing a smart blazer jacket, 1953

Ella Raines wearing a smart blazer jacket, 1953

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#3 Ella Raines, 1940s

Ella Raines, 1940s

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#4 Ella Raines fishing in the ocean

Ella Raines fishing in the ocean

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#5 Ella Raines being nuzzled by a goat.

Ella Raines being nuzzled by a goat.

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#6 Ella Raines wearing an ivory, satin jumpsuit, circa 1943.

Ella Raines wearing an ivory, satin jumpsuit, circa 1943.

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#7 Ella Raines in USA, circa 1943.

Ella Raines in USA, circa 1943.

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#8 Ella Raines, 1943

Ella Raines, 1943

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#9 Ella Raines attempting to close her packed suitcases with her pet dog, circa 1943

Ella Raines attempting to close her packed suitcases with her pet dog, circa 1943

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#10 Ella Raines, 1940s

Ella Raines, 1940s

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#11 Ella Raines, 1940s

Ella Raines, 1940s

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#12 Ella Raines riding a horse, 1940s

Ella Raines riding a horse, 1940s

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#13 Ella Raines posing on a staircase, 1940s

Ella Raines posing on a staircase, 1940s

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#14 Ella Raines preparing to use a bow and arrow, 1940s

Ella Raines preparing to use a bow and arrow, 1940s

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#15 Ella Raines during the filming of ‘The Suspect’, circa 1944.

Ella Raines during the filming of 'The Suspect', circa 1944.

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#16 Ella Raines in a scene from the movie “Hail the Conquering Hero”

Ella Raines in a scene from the movie "Hail the Conquering Hero"

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#17 Ella Raines and George Sanders sitting at bar in a scene from the film ‘The Strange Affair Of Uncle Harry’, 1945.

Ella Raines and George Sanders sitting at bar in a scene from the film 'The Strange Affair Of Uncle Harry', 1945.

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#18 Ella Raines with her pet cocker spaniel Poochie, circa 1945

Ella Raines with her pet cocker spaniel Poochie, circa 1945

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#19 Ella Raines rubbing sunblock on the shoulder of his husband, Major Kenneth Trout

Ella Raines rubbing sunblock on the shoulder of his husband, Major Kenneth Trout

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#20 Ella Raines, 1940s

Ella Raines, 1940s

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#21 Ella Raines sunbathing

Ella Raines sunbathing

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#22 Ella Raines with her husband Kenneth Trout sitting together on a boat

Ella Raines with her husband Kenneth Trout sitting together on a boat

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#23 Ella Raines posing in the swimming pool.

Ella Raines posing in the swimming pool.

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#24 Ella Raines perfoming a side belly flop.

Ella Raines perfoming a side belly flop.

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#25 Ella Raines riding piggy-back on her husband Major Kennth Trout.

Ella Raines riding piggy-back on her husband Major Kennth Trout.

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#26 Ella Raines with her husband Kenneth Trout.

Ella Raines with her husband Kenneth Trout.

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#27 Ella Raines on phone, 1946

Ella Raines on phone, 1946

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#28 Ella Raines wearing hat by John-Frederics, holding flowers.

Ella Raines wearing hat by John-Frederics, holding flowers.

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#29 Ella Raines, 1946

Ella Raines, 1946

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#30 Ella Raines talking on the phone in Hollywood on September 3, 1946

Ella Raines talking on the phone in Hollywood on September 3, 1946

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#31 Ella Raines smoking a cigarette in the motion picture Brute Force

Ella Raines smoking a cigarette in the motion picture Brute Force

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#32 Ella Raines and Lois Andrews arrive at Mocambo’s in Los Angeles, California, 1940s

Ella Raines and Lois Andrews arrive at Mocambo's in Los Angeles, California, 1940s

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#33 Ella Raines skiing.

Ella Raines skiing.

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#34 Ella Raines in a midriff-baring, yellow top with red sequins, 1940s

Ella Raines in a midriff-baring, yellow top with red sequins, 1940s

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#35 Ella Raines playing with a calf in a barn, circa 1945.

Ella Raines playing with a calf in a barn, circa 1945.

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#36 Ella Raines with John Wayne on the movie set of “Tall in the Saddle” (L’Amazone aux Yeux Verts), directed by Edwin L. Marin.

Ella Raines with John Wayne on the movie set of "Tall in the Saddle" (L'Amazone aux Yeux Verts), directed by Edwin L. Marin.

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#37 Ella Raines with actor Richard Arlen in ‘The Ed Wynn Show’, 1949

Ella Raines with actor Richard Arlen in 'The Ed Wynn Show', 1949

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Written by Orla Morris

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