|“||I cast Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora, the wife of Moses, after our casting director, Bert McKay, called my attention to one scene she played in Sombrero, which was a picture far removed in theme from The Ten Commandments. I sensed in her a depth, an emotional power, a womanly strength which the part of Sephora needed and which she gave it.||”|
—Cecil B. DeMille on Yvonne De Carlo
De Carlo was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to William Middleton and his wife, Marie De Carlo.
De Carlo had a very prolific career in film, television, and the stage, lasting from 1941 to 1995. Before starring in The Ten Commandments, De Carlo was known for her roles in the films Salome Where She Danced (1945), Criss Cross (1949), and The Captain's Paradise (1953). Beside her work in The Ten Commandments, she is also remembered for playing Lily Munster in CBS sitcom The Munsters (1964-1966).
- ↑ Thomas, Nick (2011). Raised by the Stars: Interviews with 29 Children of Hollywood Actors. McFarland. pp. 81-88.