Katharine Hepburn and Jayne Meadows
"Undercurrent" (MGM-1946) directed by Vincent Minelli and starring
Katherine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, and Robert Mitchum, featured Jayne in her first film
while under contract to MGM.
When the great George Cukor, who had directed Jaynes screen-test, asked Hepburn how
his little protégé was doing, Kate replied, "Considering Im old enough to be
her mother and shes playing my rival, I think shes a genius."
received rave reviews on her performance. The picture is still seen regularly on movie
The MGM makeup department warned Jayne not to smile too widely since she would
"look like a set of piano keys "due to her unusually white teeth. Hepburn
answered, "Pooh, they told me when I smiled I looked like a horse but Ive made
it pay for years."