Saturday, August 8, 2015

#62 Stella Stevens

Stella Stevens is probably pretty familiar to you already – if you ever turned on a TV during the ‘70s and ‘80s, that is. You may not, however, realize that she has more than 50 credits on the silver screen, including a stint as an Elvis girl and in such gems as The Nutty Professor and The Poseidon Adventure. Her perfect 36C-24-36 measurements probably did more for her career than her acting skills though. That said, she sure did pile up the credits – 140, to be exact. She must have been doing something right.

Embarrassing Real Name:  Estelle Eggleston

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Yazoo City, MS (some sources say Hot Coffee, MS instead)

Embarrassing Movies

  • Subliminal Seduction
  • Murder in Peyton Place
  • Chained Heat
  • Bikini Hotel
  • Women of San Quentin
  • Monster in the Closet
  • Mister Deathman

Embarrassing Taglines

  • She lived on the edge of violence!
  • A Wildfire of Explosive Rage!
  • They called it HELL ... They called it VIOLENT and EVIL!

Embarrassing Characters
  • Dollye Daly
  • Stella Purdy
  • Gold Dust
  • Loretta “Lolly” Zachary van der Post
  • Appasionatta Von Climax

Whiffs of Scandal
  • Married at age 16
  • Custody battles
  • Three appearances in Playboy
  • Lawsuits with Playboy
  • Current paramour is 45 years her junior

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends

  • Warren Beatty
  • Mel Torme
  • Tony Roma (the rib guy)

Interesting Tidbits
  • Studied at Memphis State
  • Has produced and directed two films
  • Co-wrote a novel, Razzle Dazzle
  • Owns a home and some businesses in the wonderfully named Twisp, WA
  • Once announced she was going to run for president
  • Directed her son in one movie, and had him direct her in another

Where can I learn more?

Another one of Jerry's girls

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