Biography

Her real name was Louise Schultz. She was born 11 Oct 1921, in Long Beach California. Most of you know her by her screen and acting name of "Tigress Linda Stirling".

She studied music, dance, and drama as a child and received a scholarship to a Hollywood acting school. But she arrived in Hollywood to discover the school had closed, and she took a job as a showgirl at the Earl Carroll Theatre in Hollywood. She modeled in fashion advertisements and one ad led to a screen test. She was cast as a model in Powers Girl, The (1942), but more importantly, she was again spotted in an advertisement, this time by executives of Republic Studios, who were looking for a beautiful but athletic woman to star in their upcoming serial, The Tiger Woman, (1944).

Despite having no experience in the kind of stunts and athletics that would be required, Stirling was able to convince not only the executives but ace stuntman Yakima Canutt of her capability. She won the role and a contract from Republic, and played hard-riding and -fighting heroines in numerous serials, Westerns, and low-budget adventure films over the next three or four years.

Her real name was Louise Schultz. She was born 11 Oct 1921, in Long Beach California. Most of you know her by her screen and acting name of "Tigress Linda Stirling".

She studied music, dance, and drama as a child and received a scholarship to a Hollywood acting school. But she arrived in Hollywood to discover the school had closed, and she took a job as a showgirl at the Earl Carroll Theatre in Hollywood. She modeled in fashion advertisements and one ad led to a screen test. She was cast as a model in Powers Girl, The (1942), but more importantly, she was again spotted in an advertisement, this time by executives of Republic Studios, who were looking for a beautiful but athletic woman to star in their upcoming serial, The Tiger Woman, (1944).

Despite having no experience in the kind of stunts and athletics that would be required, Stirling was able to convince not only the executives but ace stuntman Yakima Canutt of her capability. She won the role and a contract from Republic, and played hard-riding and -fighting heroines in numerous serials, Westerns, and low-budget adventure films over the next three or four years.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1921-10-11

Day of Death 1997-07-20

Place of Birth -

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1966 D-Day on Mars as Sheila Layton
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 The Whistler (1 episode)
1954 Public Defender (1 episode)
1953 I Led Three Lives (1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (3 episodes)
1947 The Pretender as Flo Ronson
1947 Jesse James Rides Again as Ann Bolton
1946 That Brennan Girl as (uncredited)
1946 The Crimson Ghost as Diana Farnsworth
1946 Rio Grande Raiders as Nancy Harding
1946 The Mysterious Mr. Valentine as Janet Spencer
1946 The Invisible Informer as Eve Rogers
1946 Passkey to Danger as Model
1946 The Madonna's Secret as Helen North
1945 Dakota as Entertainer (uncredited)
1945 Wagon Wheels Westward as Arlie Adams
1945 The Cherokee Flash as Joan Mason
1945 The Purple Monster Strikes as Sheila Layton
1945 Santa Fe Saddlemates as Ann Morton
1945 Manhunt of Mystery Island as Claire Forrest
1945 Sheriff of Cimarron as Helen Burton
1945 The Topeka Terror as June Hardy
1944 Zorro's Black Whip as Barbara Meredith (The Black Whip)
1944 Vigilantes of Dodge City as Carol Franklin
1944 Sheriff of Sundown as Lois Carpenter
1944 San Antonio Kid as Ann Taylor
1944 The Tiger Woman as Tiger Woman / Rita Arnold
1943 The Powers Girl as model

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