Eva Bartok

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Eva Bartok
Eva Bartok 1958.jpg
Eva Bartok with daughter, Deana Jürgens (1958)
Born Éva Márta Szőke Ivanovics
(1927-06-18)18 June 1927
Budapest, Hungary
Died 1 August 1998(1998-08-01) (aged 71)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Children Deana Jürgens

Eva Bartok (18 June 1927[1] – 1 August 1998), was an actress born in Budapest, Hungary as Éva Márta Szőke Ivanovics. She began acting in films in 1950 and her last credited appearance was in 1966. She is best known for appearances in Blood and Black Lace, The Crimson Pirate, Operation Amsterdam, and Ten Thousand Bedrooms.


During World War II, a teenaged Bartok, the daughter of a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, was forced to marry Hungarian Nazi officer Géza Kovács; the marriage was annulled after the war on the grounds of coercion of a minor.[2] She had four other marriages, all of which ended in divorce, including her final marriage, to actor Curd Jürgens (1955–56). Her daughter Deana was born in 1957, shortly after the marriage to Jürgens ended.[3][4] Three decades later, Bartok claimed Deana's biological father was actually Frank Sinatra, with whom she had a brief affair in 1956.[5]

During the 1950s, Bartok reportedly was diagnosed with ovarian cancer while pregnant, but the tumor 'disappeared' before the birth of her child. She died on 1 August 1998 in London.

Partial filmography[edit]


  • Bartok, Eva: Worth Living For. Autobiography. Putnam 1959.


  1. ^ Other sources cite 1926, 1928 or 1929 as possible years of birth.
  2. ^ Eva Bartok, Turner Classic Movies
  3. ^ Emond, Bruce (23 October 2010). "The Star Who Came to Jakarta". The Jakarta Post. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Sinatra's secret child speaks out". The Indian Express. 19 May 1998. 
  5. ^ "British woman, 36, claims she is Sinatra's daughter". Chicago Tribune. 17 August 1994. p. 2. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 

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