Rochelle Hudson was an American film actress from the 1930s through the 1960s. Hudson was a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1931.
The Oklahoma City-born actress may be best remembered today for costarring in Wild Boys of the Road, playing Cosette in Les Misérables, playing Mary Blair, the older sister of Shirley Temple’s character in Curly Top, and for playing Natalie Wood’s mother in Rebel Without a Cause. During her peak years in the 1930s, notable roles for Hudson included: Richard Cromwell’s love interest in the Will Rogers showcase Life Begins at 40, the daughter of carnival barker W.C. Fields in Poppy, Claudette Colbert’s adult daughter in Imitation of Life. She also played Sally Glynn, the fallen ingenue to whom Mae West imparts the immortal wisdom, “When a girl goes wrong, men go right after her!” in the 1933 Paramount film, She Done Him Wrong.