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|Born||July 30, 1933|
|Died||December 13, 2014 (aged 81)|
|Spouse(s)||A.A. Hansi (1965–??)|
Arden was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but moved to NYC at the age of 12 to attend an art school.
Arden had a successful modeling career in Europe and appeared in numerous Italian movies during the 1960s. This actress is not to be confused with Mary Arden, who worked in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s, but worked professionally as Mary Arden.
Mary Arden's best known role is that of model Peggy Peyton in Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace. Aside from acting in the film, Arden was also responsible for writing its English dialogue, as she seemed the original translated screenplay to be too stilted. She also made an uncredited cameo appearance in Juliet of the Spirits as an on-screen TV personality. In the 1960s, she also worked in the United States as a member of the June Taylor Dancers, on the televised Jackie Gleason show.
While in Italy she also appeared in photo novels including a well-known series of the period, entitled Kriminal. After living and working in Italy for eight years, she returned to the United States in 1979, and performed in only a couple of more roles, before retiring completely from the cinema.
She spent nine years in Latin America where she held marketing and managing positions for Helena Rubinstein Cosmetics. When she returned to NYC, she began her own marketing and body language consulting practice, Arden Associates.
Arden married A.A. Hansi in Rome in 1965.
|1964||I maniaci||Party Guest||(segment "L'hobby"), Uncredited|
|1964||Blood and Black Lace||Peggy Peyton|
|1964||I due evasi di Sing Sing [it]||Tall woman|
|1964||The Revenge of Spartacus||Nobildonna romana|
|1964||Oh! Those Most Secret Agents [it]||Nadja|
|1965||Juliet of the Spirits||TV Actress||Uncredited|
|1966||A... come assassino||Angela Prescott|
|1966||I due sanculotti|
|1971||Doctors' Wives||One of Lorrie's Relatives||Uncredited|
|1971||They Call Him Marcado|
|2012||Bloody Christmas||Sister Rose||(final film role)|
- Lucas, Tim (2007). Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark. Video Watchdog. pp. 541–68. ISBN 978-0-9633756-1-2.
- "Mary Dawne Arden: Obituary". Legacy.com. New York Times. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- Winchell, Walter (July 8, 1965). "Walter Winchell of Broadway". Lebanon Daily News. Pennsylvania, Lebanon. p. 21.
- Lentz, Harris M. III (2015). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014. McFarland. p. 11. ISBN 9780786476664. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
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