Carolyn Craig

  1. Haya Harareet, Ben-Hur, 1958.   Sword and sandal epics were in.  And producer Sam Zimbalist, who’d made one of the biggest – Quo Vadis, 1950 –  was back in Rome in charge of the re-make of the 1923 silent Ben-Hur, racing chariots and all.  Sam even considered retaining his Vadis trio: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger. However, the battle for Esther was between Italian Pier Angeli, Santa Barbara’s unknown Carolyn Craig  and Swiss Liselotte Pulver.  Liselotte  won but was contracted to Germany’s Gustav Adolfs Page. Enter: Israel’s Haya Harareet.

 Birth year: 1934Death year: 1970Other name: Casting Calls:  1