Dusty Anderson (born Ruth Edwin Anderson, December 17, 1918) is an American former actress. She was a World War II pin-up model and appeared in the Yank magazine.

Dusty Anderson
Dusty Anderson pin-up from Yank, The Army Weekly, October 1944.jpg
Anderson in 1944
Ruth Edwin Anderson

(1918-12-17)December 17, 1918
OccupationActress, pin-up model
Years active1944–1951
Charles Mathieu
(m. 1941; div. 1945)

Jean Negulesco
(m. 1946; died 1993)


Anderson began her career as a model and made her film debut in a minor role as one of the cover girls in the 1944 Columbia Pictures production of Cover Girl starring Rita Hayworth. Over the next three years Anderson appeared in another eight films, usually in secondary roles.[1]

During World War II she was one of a number of actresses who became a pin-up girl, appearing in the October 27, 1944, issue of the United States Military's YANK magazine.

Anderson was featured in the mystery films Crime Doctor's Warning (1945), which was one in the popular Crime Doctor series, and The Phantom Thief (1946), from the Boston Blackie crime series films.

Personal lifeEdit

Anderson was married twice and has two children. On July 18, 1941, she married Charles Mathieu, Jr., a United States Marine Corps Captain. They divorced on June 13, 1945.[2] On July 21, 1946, Anderson married director Jean Negulesco in West Los Angeles, California,[3] and retired from acting. Four years later, her final screen work was an uncredited role in one of her husband's films.[4] In 1971, Anderson and Negulesco settled in Paris in retirement.[5]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "The Cover Girls came to Hollywood and left-but not Dusty Anderson". The Sunday Morning Star. January 28, 1945. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Dusty Anderson Divorces Marine". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. June 14, 1945. p. 14. Retrieved 15 March 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Dusty Anderson Is Bride". The Post-Standard. New York, Syracuse. Associated Press. July 22, 1946. p. 1. Retrieved October 31, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "Mitch is the guest of Toledo's Dusty Anderson on Hollywood film set". Toledo Blade. March 28, 1946. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  5. ^ Bergan, Ronald (July 23, 1993). "The glory that was Rome in Cinemascope". The Guardian. England, London. p. 38. Retrieved 15 March 2019 – via Newspapers.com.

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