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Barbara Stanwyck Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Barbara Stanwyck Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth July 16, 1907
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Died January 20, 1990

Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress, model, and dancer who was well-recognized and remembered by many as someone who was a flawless, versatile, and multitalented star who demonstrated lifelike screen presence.

Born Name

Ruby Catherine Stevens

Nick Name

Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck's Photo as seen in January 2011
Barbara Stanwyck’s Photo as seen in January 2011 (Kate Gabrielle / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)


She was born on July 16, 1907.


She died on January 20, 1990, at the age of 82, at Saint John’s Health Center situated in Santa Monica, California, United States. Her death was caused by congestive heart failure and chronic pulmonary disease (COPD). Stanwyck wanted no funeral service and requested for her remains to be cremated and ashes scattered from a helicopter over Lone Pine, California, a place where she had made some of her western films.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, United States




Actress, Model, Dancer


  • Father – Byron E. Stevens (Working-Class Parent)
  • Mother – Catherine Ann (née McPhee) (Working-Class Parent)
  • Siblings – Malcolm Byron (Older Brother), Laura Mildred (Older Sister)
  • Others – Joseph R. Stevens (Paternal Grandfather),  Abby M. Spencer (Paternal Grandmother)




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse

Barbara Stanwyck had dated –

  1. James Stewart
  2. Rex Cherryman (1928) – Stanwyck was romantically linked to her married co-star, Rex Cherryman in 1928. It wasn’t sure how the two ended the relationship but Cherryman became ill during the early 1928 and his doctor advised him to take a sea voyage to Paris where they had arranged to meet. At that time, he died of septic poisoning at the age of 31.
  3. Tallulah Bankhead
  4. William Powell (1930)
  5. Frank Capra (1930-1931)
  6. John Wayne (1933)
  7. Frank Fay (1928-1935) – She married her Burlesque co-star Frank Fay on August 26, 1928. With him, she had one adopted son named Dion. Stanwyck had an abortion at the age of 15 which resulted in complications, making her unable to have children. The couple got divorced on December 30, 1935. After the divorce, she won the custody of her son whom she had raised with a strict authoritarian hand and demanding expectations. Her son died in 2006.
  8. Kirk Douglas (1935)
  9. Gene Kelly
  10. Joan Crawford (1936)
  11. Fredric March (1936)
  12. Robert Taylor (1936-1951) – She became romantically involved with her co-star, Robert Taylor in 1936. They started living together and their marriage was arranged in 1939 with the help of Taylor’s studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Taylor and Stanwyck mutually decided to end their marriage in 1950. In 1969, following Taylor’s death, Stanwyck was greatly affected and took a long hiatus from film and television work.
  13. William Holden (1939-1940)
  14. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1940)
  15. Gary Cooper (1940-1941)
  16. Henry Fonda (1941)
  17. Tyrone Power (1941)
  18. Cary Grant (1942)
  19. Marilyn Monroe (1947) – RUMOR
  20. Humphrey Bogart (1947-1948)
  21. Cesar Romero (1950)
  22. Robert Wagner (1953)
  23. Anthony Quinn (1953)
  24. Farley Granger – Stanwyck reportedly had a one-night stand with Farley Granger in the 1950s.
  25. Glenn Ford (1955)
Barbara Stanwyck's Photo as seen in January 2009
Barbara Stanwyck’s Photo as seen in January 2009 (Ky / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity


She was of English and Scottish descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Thin Lips

Publicity Photo of Barbara Stanwyck from Circa 1960
Publicity Photo of Barbara Stanwyck from Circa 1960 (Paramount Pictures / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


She was first baptized in June 1916 as a Protestant and her baptism was done by the Reverend J. Frederic Berg of the Protestant Dutch Reformed Church.

However, she later converted to Roman Catholic when she married her first husband, Frank Fay.

Barbara Stanwyck Favorite Things

  • Author – Ayn Rand


Photo of Barbara Stanwyck as Victoria Barkley from the television program The Big Valley
Photo of Barbara Stanwyck as Victoria Barkley from the television program The Big Valley (ABC Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Barbara Stanwyck Facts

  1. She appeared in 85 films in 38 years before she turned to the small screens.
  2. She was a favorite of many directors including Fritz Lang, Frank, and Cecil B. DeMille.
  3. Stanwyck debuted on stage in the chorus as Ziegfeld girl in 1923 at the age of 16.
  4. She landed her first lead role in Burlesque in 1927 and later became a Broadway star.
  5. She was one of the best-liked actresses in Hollywood and was friends with many stars including Henry Fonda, Joel McCrea, Frances Dee, Robert Preston, and many others.

Featured Image by ABC Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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