Yep, that's her. I know many people who love The Sound of Music, but when I say something like "Oh, I thought Eleanor Parker did a wonderful job in that film!" they give me a blank look and ask who she was in it. For goodness' sake! (If you're reading this and still don't know who she is...she was Baroness Elsa Schraeder :| )
I also don't think Elsa and Max's songs - How Can Love Survive? and No Way To Stop It - should have been left out of the film, but that's another matter altogether.
She is one of the most versatile actresses I've seen, and definitely one of my favourites. She seemed to be able to take on any role without any difficulty, and I admire her greatly for that.
Other than The Sound of Music, which is probably her most famous role, she made some wonderful films in the 40s and 50s. I haven't seen anywhere near all of her films, but the ones I have seen, as you can probably tell, I am very impressed with. In simple terms: I adore her.
It's honestly beyond me why she has been so forgotten. She had everything - brains, talent and beauty. It's just so sad. She never really received the recognition that she deserved, but the fact that she is now being forgotten is even sadder.
So, if you're a fan of Eleanor, please comment saying what your favourite film of hers is and just lets sing her praises! (:
(Sorry for the short post, I've not been at all well the last couple of days though!)
(With 'Marta' and 'Kurt' from The Sound of Music)
(as a young girl)
(strongly dislike the dress, but she looks stunning!)