Eleanor Stewart

Biography: A model and the winner of a Chicago Tribune screen test competition, brunette Eleanor Stewart signed with MGM in 1936, but made her mark elsewhere as a leading lady of B-movies. A good rider, she braved the wilderness in no less than 15 low-budget Westerns, including three Hopalong Cassidy entries and two films each opposite Tex Ritter, Tom Keene, and Jack Luden. Stewart retired from filmmaking in 1944 to raise her daughter with MGM publicity man Les Peterson.