Elois Jenssen

Costume Designer from United States of America

Elois Jenssen (November 5, 1922 - February 14, 2004) was an American film and television costume designer. In 1951, Lucille Ball approached Jensson and asked her if she would be interested in designing costumes for a new situation comedy she and her husband Desi Arnaz were readying for CBS. Under exclusive contract to 20th Century Fox at the time, she was unable to accept the offer, but after leaving the studio to freelance, she spent a season designing clothing for Ann Sothern on Private Secretary, then contacted Ball to see if the position on I Love Lucy was available. She was hired at $100 per episode, considerably less than her feature film salary, one week before the filming of the 1953-54 season began, and the following season her salary increased to $150. When she held out for $200 the next year, cost-conscious executives at Desilu replaced her . Her later television credits included designs for Julie Newmar in My Living Doll and Eleanor Parker in Bracken's World. Born Elois W. Jenssen in Palo Alto, California, she attended the Westlake School for Girls before moving to Paris to study fashion at the The New School's Parsons School of Design division. She returned to  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Elois Jensson,Eloise Jensson,Elois Jensen,Elois W. Jenssen,Eloise Jenssen
Date of birth
Place of birth
Palo Alto
United States of America
Costume Designer


Date of death
Place of death
Woodland Hills

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