You have Veronica Lake, Ida Lupino, and many other actresses known for their iconic roles in film noir movies. Jane Greer is one of those actresses known for her roles in the crime dramas. Sometimes overlooked, Greer was right up there with the rest of the actresses from the 40s. She didn't play in a ton of movies, but the ones she was in are pretty memorable.
"Out of the Past," is probably one of her most famous roles. Greer starred alongside of Robert Mitchum and Kurt Douglas in the movie. In the movie she played Kathie, the femme fatale, who played both Mitchum and Douglas like fools in the movie.
In that role as Kathie, she had a coolness and sympathetic to her. Throughout the movie though we learn more about her. It was very cool role indeed and one of my favorites.
"Out of the Past," isn't the only crime drama that Greer was in, she starred in "The Big Steal," (another movie with Mitchum), "Two O'Clock Courage," and "They Won't Believe Me."
Greer wasn't just in film noir movies either, she starred in a biopic about Lon Chaney, "Man of a Thousand Faces," and the 1952 film, "The Prisoner of Zenda."
Film noir fans and classic movie fans can agree that Jane Greer was a great actress. She could play the femme fatale with ease and could take over the screen with just one look. Greer was one of a kind.