Friday, June 19, 2015

#69 Corinne Calvet

Zut alors! Corrine Calvet really was French, having come to the US in her early twenties. Not too surprisingly, she was typically pegged as a sexy, sultry Yvonne, Colette, Danielle, Yvonne, or Yvonne. She was particularly known for her husky, sexy voice and her resemblance to Rita Hayworth. Her stormy personal life provided plenty of grist for the tabloid mills.

As for her oeuvre ... Somehow or other, she got stuck with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin more than once. And her later years included such TV fare as Batman, Starsky and Hutch, and General Hospital

Embarrassing Real Name:  Corinne Dibos

Embarrassing Movies

  • Too Hot to Handle
  • She's Dressed to Kill
  • The Phantom of Hollywood
  • My Friend Irma Goes West
  • Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype

Embarrassing Taglines

  • The man with the do-it-yourself murder kit!
  • He wanted one of four women... and he wanted her dead!
  • Filmed in Quebec, where it actually happened!

Embarrassing Characters

  • Yvonne Rousseau
  • Yvonne Le Tete
  • Yvonne Yvonne
  • Pizelle Puree
  • Madame Ruanda

Shortest Marriage:  1 week

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends

  • Orson Welles
  • Darryl F. Zanuck

Whiffs of Scandal

  • Sued Zsa Zsa Gabor for slander
  • Multiple acrimonious divorces
  • Suicide attempt

Interesting Tidbits

  • Her father invented Pyrex, the glass you can stick in the oven
  • Studied criminal law at the Sorbonne
  • Became a hypnotherapist after retiring from acting
  • Inherited one and half million when her father died

Where can I learn more?

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