Elana Eden

Elana Eden

Born May 1, 1940

Elana Eden is a Jewish-Israeli actress best known for her film debut and title role in The Story of Ruth (1960). Born Elana Lani Cooper in Bat Yam, Israel; to a Polish landscape gardener, Eden originally auditioned for a part in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). Upon receiving the part of Ruth, the film crew changed her name to Elana Eden, because "Cooper" did not sound Jewish.… Read More

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1940 Birth Born on May 1, 1940.


1957 17 Years Old After having served as a machine-gunner and volunteer with the Israeli Army, Eden auditioned for the film The Diary of Anne Frank in London in 1957 and became one of the five finalists until Millie Perkins received the part. … Read More


1962 22 Years Old Eden married Israeli author and playwright Nissim Aloni in 1962, and later divorced him in 1965.
1967 27 Years Old In Modesto, California in 1967, Eden was a speaker at the kickoff dinner for the Modesto Jewish Welfare and United Jewish Appeal campaign.
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