• Yvette Mimieux is a retired 76-year-old actress, writer, and producer of French and Mexican descent
• She was active in the acting business from 1956 to 1992, known for her roles in the 60s, 70s, and 80s
• She had a 12 year marriage with director Stanley Donen and has been married to CEO Howard F. Ruby since 1986
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $5 million
• She does not have a social media presence and her private life is not known

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Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1942
SpouseHoward Ruby (m. 1986), Stanley Donen (m. 1972–1985)
FactYvette Mimieux was born in Los Angeles to a French father and a Mexican mother.

Who is actress Yvette Mimieux?

Born Yvette Carmen Mimieux on the 8th of January 1942, in Los Angeles, California USA, Yvette Mimieux is a retired 76-year-old Caucasian actress, writer and producer of French and Mexican descent. She is known for the vast number of roles that she portrayed during the 60s, 70s and 80s, particularly in the then super-famous “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells, in which she had the role of Weena. She was active in the often lucrative acting business from 1956 to 1992.

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Early Life and Education

Yvette was apparently an only child, raised in the aforementioned place by her French father Rene Mimieux and her Mexican mother Carmen Montemayor. Lack of information means that virtually nothing is known about her early youth. There is just the fact that she grew up in the immediate proximity of Hollywood, and that she thus developed an interest in modeling and acting very early on, although later on disregarding the former. It is unknown what high school she went to or whether she ever matriculated, or if she went to college.


As early as sixteen-years-old, Yvette debuted on screen in the 1958 film entitled “A Certain Smile”, although she wasn’t credited for this minor role. Her first credited screen role came a year later, when she starred as Ricky in a single episode of the TV series “Yancy Derringer.” In 1960 she obtained five additional roles, following an appearance in “The Bob Hope Show” as herself. In one of the 1960 movies entitled “Where the Boys Are”, she proved capable of heavy dramatics, as her character was subjected to a ‘gang rape’ sequence – up until this point, the audience was mostly used to seeing her in the role of a pretty young woman in a bikini. In 1964, she showed in an episode of “Dr. Kildare” that she could also portray a terminally ill patient, which further cemented her ability as an all-around capable actress. She kept landing lesser roles for the next six years, until in 1970 she starred in 12 episodes of “The Most Deadly Game.” She would continue the said streak for another six years, eventually landing the lead role in “Jackson County Jail,” then in 1985 she was cast in 12 episodes of “Berrenger’s”. Ultimately, her last role was as Deena Swanson in “Lady Boss” in 1992.

Love Life

It was reputed that the actress dated noted actor Glenn Ford for a time, confirmed by neither of the celebrities. Her first confirmed public relationship was her marriage with the director Stanley Donen, to whom she was married for 12 years. The couple met in 1971 and dated for one year before tying the knot on the 4th of November 1972, but they split-up on the 13th of January 1985. The next year, however, Yvette married the CEO and founder of Oakwood Worldwide, Howard F. Ruby, and the two are still together, apparently childless.

What is Yvette Mimieux’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Yvette Mimieux is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Yvette’s accumulated wealth is close to $5 million, largely aided by her successes in the acting industry, while the greatest contributions come from some of her earliest films, as she was a highly paid actor back in her day. As her career had ended, the said amount can’t be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the retired actress, it is said that her vital statistics are 34-22-35, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.63m), but her body weight is unknown, and there is also no information surrounding her dress, foot and bra size. Her hair is light blond and her eyes are dark blue, while her early body shape was considered hourglass.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for most celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. However, Yvette Mimieux is a retired actress, and as such, she doesn’t seem to care at all for popularity or publicity. She doesn’t own a profile on any of the social media networks, and tracing any of her private life activities is virtually impossible. Until she or her husband decide to disclose more personal information to the media, the fans will have to remain in the dark.

General Info

Full NameYvette Mimieux
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1942
Height1.63 m
ProfessionActor, Businessperson, Anthropologist


SpouseHoward Ruby (m. 1986), Stanley Donen (m. 1972–1985)


NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female
MoviesThe Time Machine, Where the Boys Are, Light in the Piazza, The Black Hole, Dark of the Sun, Diamond Head, Skyjacked, Toys in the Attic, Joy in the Morning, Three in the Attic, Jackson County Jail, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, The Neptune Factor, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Snowbea...
TV ShowsThe Love Boat, Berrenger's, The Most Deadly Game, Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond

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1Ms Mimieux and her husband own the resort located at beachhacienda.com. in Mexico. Many celebrities vacation there. Mr. Ruby is world famous for his National Geographic photographs, especially of polar bears.
21959 Deb Star.
3Actress/Supermodel/Singer Yvette Rachelle was named after her.
4Yvette Mimieux was born in Los Angeles to a French father and a Mexican mother.
5Is also an anthropologist; and a very successful business woman, particularly in real estate.




Lady Boss1992TV MovieDeena Swanson
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception1990TV MovieDanielle Altmann
The Love Boat1984-1986TV SeriesLeni Martek
The Fifth Missile1986TV MovieCheryl Leary
The Fascination1985
Lime Street1985TV SeriesAva Menar
Berrenger's1985TV SeriesShane Bradley
Obsessive Love1984TV MovieLinda Foster
Night Partners1983TV MovieElizabeth McGuire
Forbidden Love1982TV MovieJoanna Bittan
Circle of Power1981Bianca Ray
The Black Hole1979Dr. Kate McCrae
Disaster on the Coastliner1979TV MoviePaula Harvey
Outside Chance1978TV MovieDinah Hunter
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell1978TV MovieBetty Barry
Ransom for Alice!1977TV MovieJenny Cullen
Snowbeast1977TV MovieEllen Seberg
Bell, Book and Candle1976TV MovieGillian Holroyd
Jackson County Jail1976Dinah Hunter
The Legend of Valentino1975TV MovieNatacha Rambova
Journey Into Fear1975Josette
Hit Lady1974TV MovieAngela de Vries
The Neptune Factor1973Dr. Leah Jansen
Skyjacked1972Angela Thacher
Black Noon1971TV MovieDeliverance
Death Takes a Holiday1971TV MoviePeggy Chapman
The Most Deadly Game1970-1971TV SeriesVanessa Smith
The Delta Factor1970Kim Stacy
The Picasso Summer1969Alice Smith
Three in the Attic1968Tobey Clinton
Dark of the Sun1968Claire
The Desperate Hours1967TV MovieCindy Hilliard
The Caper of the Golden Bulls1967Grace Harvey
Monkeys, Go Home!1967Maria Riserau
The Reward1965Sylvia
Joy in the Morning1965Annie Brown née McGairy
Looking for Love1964Yvette Mimieux
Dr. Kildare1964TV SeriesPat Holmes
Toys in the Attic1963Lily Berniers
Diamond Head1962Sloane Howland
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm1962The Princess ('The Dancing Princess')
Light in the Piazza1962Clara Johnson
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse1962Chi Chi Desnoyers
Where the Boys Are1960Melanie Tolman
Mr. Lucky1960TV SeriesMargot
The Time Machine1960Weena
Platinum High School1960Lorinda Nibley
One Step Beyond1960TV SeriesNonnie Regan
Yancy Derringer1959TV SeriesRicky
A Certain Smile1958uncredited


Obsessive Love1984TV Movie story
Hit Lady1974TV Movie


Obsessive Love1984TV Movie co-producer


The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal1985DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Hour Magazine1983TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day1981TV SpecialHerself
The Don Lane Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Omnibus1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1980TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHerself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Sound Effects
Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody1962TV MovieHerself
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Bob Hope Show1959TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011DocumentaryDinah Hunter (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1970TV SeriesMaria Riserau
Lionpower from MGM1967ShortClaire (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryActress 'Diamondhead' (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - DramaThe Most Deadly Game (1970)
1965Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleDr. Kildare (1961)
1960Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemalePlatinum High School (1960)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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