Donna Douglas

United States

Donna Douglas Bio

Who is Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas (born in September 1932, died in January 1, 2015) was an American singer and an actress. She was famous for her role as Elly May Clampett in CBS's The Beverly Hillbillies.

Early Life (Childhood)

Douglas was born in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. She was the only daughter of Emmett Ratcliff Smith and his wife, Elma.

Interesting Facts

She used to played softball and basketball. She was a member of the school's first graduating class. Her birth name is different in various articles.

Personal Life

To pursue her career in show business, she moved to New York City. There she started out as an illustration model for toothpaste advertisements. She also made tremendous television appearances in the late 1950s and early 1960s.


In 1957, Douglas was named "Miss Baton Rouge" and "Miss New Orleans". She received her real estate license after The Beverly Hillbillies finished production.