Western Actresses, # 2.

by road-traveled | created - 12 Oct 2015 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

Charlene James to Gwendoline Yeo. Over 170 western actresses in over 170 TV westerns. Both lists. Including western credits, TV and F (for feature), S=series

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1. Longmire (2012–2017)
Episode: A Good Death Is Hard to Find (2013)

Not Rated | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Longmire needs Lucien Connally's help after a convicted dinosaur bone thief is killed in prison, and Vic continues to be harassed by an old enemy from Philadelphia.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase

Votes: 692

2. Passage West (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Western

In 1864, six Salt Lake prison escapees join a wagon train headed for California but tensions between inmates and settlers complicate the perilous voyage.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Dennis O'Keefe, Arleen Whelan, Frank Faylen

Votes: 131

Susan Whitney

2 TV, 1 F

1-4, covers

3. Strange Empire (2014–2015)
Episode: Buckskin Princess (2014)

44 min | Drama, Western

Slotter threatens Kat's girls; Isabelle tries to attract investors in the mine.

Director: Mairzee Almas | Stars: Cara Gee, Tattiawna Jones, Melissa Farman, Aaron Poole

Votes: 57

4. Queen of Swords (2000–2001)
Episode: Running Wild (2000)

43 min | Action, Adventure, Western

An outlaw gang preys on the dons, preventing their taxes from being delivered to Colonel Montoya, who then confiscates their lands. The ranchers, led by Don Selvera, threaten to have ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Tessie Santiago, Anthony Lemke, Elsa Pataky, Peter Wingfield

Votes: 17

5. Hell on Wheels (2011–2016)
Episode: Blood Moon Rising (2012)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama, Western

As the town celebrates, Cullen prepares for battle and then fights to save the railroad.

Director: John Shiban | Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott

Votes: 574

6. Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
Episode: The Passing (1993)

78 min | Drama, Western

Innocents become caught in the crossfire as the hostilities increase, and Newt Dobbs considers his unlooked-for inheritance before he begins to think about who he should support in the ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Robe | Stars: Jon Voight, Barbara Hershey, Ricky Schroder, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 215

7. My Friend Flicka (1955–1960)
Episode: When Bugles Blow (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Western

Add a Plot

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Evans, Anita Louise, Johnny Washbrook, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 7

Anita Louise

2 S

43 TV, 2 F

8. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: The Tender Gun (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Western

Paladin gets a letter from the sheriff of Arroyo asking him to come help remove a covey of gunslinging water moccasins. The sheriff's nephew referred him and says he is just the man. His reward will be pretty interesting too.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Boone, Jeanette Nolan, Lou Antonio, Tom Reese

Votes: 51

Lisa Lu, 1927-

10 S

44 TV, 3 F

9. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: Meeting in a Small Town (1968)

23 min | Western

Will and Jeff have a not-so-friendly hello to a bounty hunter in a small town. Jim Sonnett appears at the end in an unrelated (but chilling) segment.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers, Robert J. Wilke

Votes: 10

Nora Marlowe

16 S, '56-'72

54 TV, 2 F

#5-20, most TV western credits

10. Zorro (1990–1993)
Episode: They Call Her Annie (1992)

22 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

Los Angeles' young new school teacher Annie is a hit with the children. Then three masked bank-robbers ride in town, grab schoolgirl Juanita and demand good escape horses. Annie shoots one,... See full summary »

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Duncan Regehr, Patrice Martinez, James Victor, J.G. Hertzler

Votes: 16

Patrice Martinez, born 1963

1 S

92 TV, 1 F

11. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Pancho and the Pachyderm (1952)

Approved | 30 min | Western

Cisco and Pancho meet up with Griffith's traveling show consisting of ex-sheriff Ben, his daughter Sally and their trained elephant Mildred. Stokes and Shaddon are after a medallion they ... See full summary »

Director: George Cahan | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Carole Mathews, Tom London

Votes: 10

Carole Mathews

14 S, '51-'67

59 TV, 9 F '44-'64

13. The Monroes (1966–1967)
Episode: War Arrow (1966)

60 min | Western

When a war party arrives in the Valley, Major Mapoy orders all the homesteaders to stay at his house; not only for their own protection, but also for assistance if a battle breaks out. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Totten | Stars: Michael Anderson Jr., Barbara Hershey, Keith Schultz, Kevin Schultz

Votes: 9

Anna Navarro

25 S, '53-'99

63 TV, 5 F

14. Dirty Sally (1974– )

30 min | Western

Crotchety old lady Sally Fergus roams the Old West with young companion Cyrus.

Stars: Jeanette Nolan, Dack Rambo, Madeline Adams, Virginia Baker

Votes: 70

Jeanette Nolan

28 Series, '57-'75

161 total. 148 TV, 13 F

16. F Troop (1965–1967)
Episode: The Phantom Major (1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Western

It's pay call at Fort Courage when a top secret letter from Washington arrives. F Troop has been chosen as a test troop for a new style of Indian fighting...infiltration through camouflage.... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

Votes: 42

17. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Episode: Woman with a Gun (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Western

Wells Fargo agent Jim Hardie investigates the hold-up of a Wells Fargo stage with $50,000 taken and the shotgun guard killed. His initial look at the report on the theft has him suspecting the shipper, a beautiful widow owning a ranch.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Dale Robertson, Robert F. Simon, Joe De Santis, Madlyn Rhue

Votes: 19

Madlyn Rhue

23 S, '58-'71

49 TV, 2 F

18. Colt .45 (1957–1960)
Episode: Rare Specimen (1958)

30 min | Western

Undercover government agent Chris Colt is wounded during a train robbery. A woman passenger uses a piece of needlework to patch up his bullet-torn jacket, and this piece of fabric provides a valuable clue later on.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Wayde Preston, Kasey Rogers, Charles Cooper, Frank Ferguson

Kasey Rogers

18 S, '55-'63

48 TV, 3 F

20. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)
Episode: The Secret (1993)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

A woman dies and they find a hidden boy at her house. Dr. Mike takes the boy in while they try to determine who he is and if he has any family.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen, Erika Flores

Votes: 97

21. Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)
Episode: Mrs. Ringo (1960)

25 min | Western

A woman arrives in Velardi claiming to be Johnny Ringo's wife and has a marriage certificate to back up her story. She claims that two years earlier Ringo married her while he was near ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Stewart | Stars: Don Durant, Karen Sharpe, Mark Goddard, Terence de Marney

Karen Sharpe

17 S, '53-'66

55 TV, 2 F 1953-2000

22. Circus Boy (1956–1958)
Episode: Big Top Angel (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

Estelle, Queen of the Flying Trapeze, is in love with a medical student, but they quarrel when he tells her he wants to quit school and join the circus.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Micky Dolenz, Noah Beery Jr., Robert Lowery, Jane Darwell

Votes: 6

Jan Shepard

28 S, '54-'69

69 TV

23. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: A Calamity Called Jane (1966)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

After Calamity Jane joins Wild Bill Hicock's show, her uncouth behavior causes Bill to think he made a mistake. When Bill tells her she should act like a lady he soon realizes he made a bigger mistake.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Fay Spain, Rhodes Reason, Ed Peck, Ron Doyle

Votes: 17

Fay Spain

24 S, '56-'67

61 TV, 1 F

24. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )
Episode: Stella (1960)

30 min | Western

Sam strikes up a friendship with a wanted female bank robber--who doesn't know that Sam is a deputy marshal.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Michael Ansara, Gloria Talbott, Richard Devon, Wesley Lau

Votes: 5

Gloria Talbott

33 S, '53-'65

87 TV, 10 F

25. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Miss Milly (1960)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Milly Scott buys Hattie's general store. Her background as a schoolteacher does little to prepare her for what she bought into when she hires a stranger in town to collect all the debts owed to the store.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joan Taylor

Votes: 62

Joan Taylor

12 S, '58-'62

42 TV, 7 F

26. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)
Episode: A Girl Named Amy (1963)

Drama, Sport, Western

Stoney is invited by a friend to judge a college rodeo, but soon becomes aware that the friend's 18-year-old daughter believes she is in love with him, and thinks that Stoney feels the same way toward her.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, June Harding

Votes: 11

Charlotte Stewart

5 S, '63-'78

57 TV, 1 F

28. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)
Episode: Whitewater: Part 1 (1995)

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Crime

Walker and Alex go white water rafting and camping trip. In the morning, a rafter is found dead. The group continues rafting to the nearest station for help. Meanwhile, there is a prison ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Noble Willingham, Sheree J. Wilson

Votes: 54

Sheree J. Wilson

1 S

197 TV, 5 F

29. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)
Episode: Hell and High Water (1959)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Western

With the Mississippi River rising towards a record flood, the only thing that could save New Orleans would be to punch a whole in a levee up-river. Such an action would inundate Lady ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Charles Bronson, Kevin Hagen, X Brands

Votes: 24

Charlene James

2 S, '57-'59

18 TV

Start of 3rd group, James to Yeo

30. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Picture of Sal (1960)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Sal, the owner of the Rue Royale gambling house, is a hard-hearted young woman who seems to have a chip on her shoulder. One day, Jed Harper rides into town carrying a picture of a girl who looks very much like Sal.

Director: William D. Faralla | Stars: Rod Taylor, Carolyn Jones, Richard Shannon, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 6

Carolyn Jones

7 S, '57-'71

18 TV, 4 F

31. Comanche Moon (2008)

TV-14 | 360 min | Drama, Western

The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

Stars: Steve Zahn, Ryan Merriman, Keith Robinson, Wes Studi

Votes: 2,644

33. The Loner (1965–1966)
Episode: The Lonely Calico Queen (1965)

30 min | Western

Colton finds a letter on a dead man that leads him to search for a girl named Angela Wheeler.

Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Jeanne Cooper, Tina Hermensen, Edward Faulkner

Votes: 8

34. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Young Toughs (1959)

30 min | Western

Ike Smith's three ranch hands are young, tough and don't respect authority. He is killed trying to fire them so they go to Laramie. Troop is away and their attitude makes Johnny take notice. They won't go away without forcing a showdown.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Sig Ruman, Barbara Lang

Votes: 22

Barbara Lang

4 S, '55-'60

3 TV, 7 F

36. The Young Riders (1989–1992)
Episode: Lady for a Night (1990)

TV-PG | 46 min | Romance, Western

While away from Sweetwater on a run, Lou impulsively buys a dress and tours a new town as the young woman she is. An insurance salesman, Tyler Dewitt, takes Lou out to dinner, and she ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Brett Cullen, Travis Fine

Votes: 19

Melissa Leo

1 S, '89-'90

25 TV, 2 F

37. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Chinatown (1999)

44 min | Action, Western

The Seven are called upon to protect a camp of immigrate laborers from the maltreatment of their unscrupulous foreman, and Ezra purchases a Chinese girl to prevent her from being abused.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Andrew Kavovit, Dale Midkiff

Votes: 40

38. Steve Donovan, Western Marshal (1955– )
Episode: Stone River (1956)

Western

Steve and Rusty go after counterfeiters who are operating near a border town.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Douglas Kennedy, Eddy Waller, Kathryn Card, Ainslie Pryor

Rita Lynn

16 S, '55-'67

38 TV, F

40. Deadwood (2004–2006)
Episode: Jewel's Boot Is Made for Walking (2004)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

Alma's father, Otis Russell, arrives from New York to "help" with her claim. Swearengen strikes a bargain with Adams to rid him of some legal baggage involving the arriving magistrate. ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver

Votes: 1,175

Paula Malcomson

1 S, 2004-2006

37 TV, 1 F, 1 short

41. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Angry Sky (1958)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

Cheyenne, last member of a posse, is shot by a trap set by the outlaw Black Jack. A sister of woman married to a judge finds him and takes him home at a remote cabin as a winter storm snows them in. The judge leads a dual life.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: Clint Walker, Adele Mara, Andrew Duggan, Joan Evans

Votes: 51

Adele Mara

11 S, '55-'62

42 westerns, 29 TV, 13 features

43. Overland Trail (1960– )
Episode: Sour Annie (1960)

60 min | Western

Sour Annie Tatum, an experienced female prospector, agrees to help Kelly, Flip and their men capture wild horses in exchange for a free ride into town. Annie is thrown from her horse during... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: William Bendix, Doug McClure, Mercedes McCambridge, Richard Devon

Votes: 5

Mercedes McCambridge

8 S, '57-'71

19 TV, 4 F

44. Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1996)

TV-14 | 90 min | Western

After surrendering to the Mexican army, the expedition's captors march them across 500 miles of desert to New Mexico.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 34

Molly McClure

2 S, '95-'97

7 TV, 1 F

45. The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)
Episode: Hot Lead and Old Lace (1952)

30 min | Western

Pete Munroe is shot dead in an effort to get his ranch, which he has left to his niece Maude. She proves stronger than expected, but Gene Autry and Pat Buttram must help her hold on to her inheritance.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Mira McKinney

Mira McKinney

6 S, '50-'57

21 TV, 13 F

46. Riverboat (1959–1961)
Episode: No Bridge on the River (1960)

60 min | Adventure, Western

On a dark and stormy night, the Enterprise smashes into a recently built railroad bridge that spans the Mississippi River. Grey Holden and Bill Blake sue the railroad company for damages ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Darren McGavin, Noah Beery Jr., Dick Wessel, Hayden Rorke

Patricia Michon

14 S, '51-61

34 TV, 1 F

47. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: Lippizan (1961)

60 min | Western

When outlaws steal the circus' receipts and beat Casey Thompson in the process, Ben Travis mounts the nearest horse, a highly trained Lippizan stallion and sets off in hot pursuit. When the... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Vera Miles

Votes: 6

Vera Miles

14 S, '57-'83

34 TV, 9 F

48. Barbary Coast (1975–1976)
Episode: Sauce for the Goose (1975)

60 min | Western

Cable disguises as a gypsy with a gift for prophecy to goad crooked gambler Austin Benedict into a poker game with Cash, Benedict's diary wagered against the Golden Gate, winner take all.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: William Shatner, Doug McClure, Joseph Campanella, Burr DeBenning

Votes: 7

49. Sugarfoot (1957–1961)
Episode: Outlaw Island (1959)

60 min | Western