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Pier Angeli
Anna Maria Pierangeli was born June 19, 1932, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Anna and her twin sister, Marisa Pavan, both had their eyes on become film stars, since that was one of the big Italian pastimes. Anna adopted her surname and split it in half, and it was as Pier Angeli that she would find fame...
“ Memorable in: "Battle of the Bulge", "Octaman", "Somebody Up There Likes Me", "Sodom and Gomorrah" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Victoria Vetri
Born Victoria Vetri (but also known as Angela Dorian) to Italian parents (her mother was from Rome, her father Sicily) and grew up in Los Angeles. She studied art at Los Angeles City College in the 60s before embarking on her movie-television career. Thanks to her beautiful, exotic looks she was cast in parts that required ethnic beauties or scantily clad lovelies...
“ Memorable in: "Invasion of the Bee Girls", "Rosemary's Baby", "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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“ Memorable in: "Stacey", "Westworld", "The Night Strangler" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Roberta Collins
Brassy'n'beautiful blonde Roberta Collins was a terrific, dynamic and scene-stealing delight who greatly enlivened a bunch of choice down'n'dirty 1970s drive-in exploitation pictures with her earthy good humor, boundless vitality, superior acting ability, strong, forceful personality and smoldering sex appeal...
“ Memorable in: "Death Race 2000", "Eaten Alive", "Unholy Rollers", "Caged Heat" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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“ Memorable in: "Navajo Joe" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Erica Gavin
Actress, Vixen!
Born and raised in Hollywood--her father was veteran character actor Fred Graff--Erica Gavin spent her teenage years as, she says, "a stoned-out hippie", and at 19 was dancing at a topless bar called Losers (with future colleagues Haji and Tura Satana). One day while waiting at her dentist's office she saw an ad in "Variety" for girls to audition for a new Russ Meyer movie...
“ Memorable in: "Caged Heat", "Vixen" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Helga Liné
Gorgeously svelte and classy redhead stunner Helga Line was born as Helga Lina Stern on July 14th, 1932 in Berlin, Germany. Helga began her career as a dancer and acrobat in circus performances in Portugal. She also later worked as a model. Line began acting in movies in the early 40s. Helga moved to Madrid...
“ Memorable for "Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon", "Vampire Night Orgy" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Imogen Hassall
Actress, El Condor
Imogen Hassall is sometimes referred to as "The Countess of Cleavage" as she was better known for her glamorous celebrity than her acting talent. Imogen was born on August 25 1942, in Woking, Surrey, England and rose to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an international B-movie starlet...
“ Memorable in: "Carry on Loving", "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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“ Memorable in: "Chosen Survivors" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Angel Tompkins
Beautiful California-born Angel Tompkins started her career out as a Chicago-area model before attempting an on-camera career in the late 60s. She made an assured (major) film debut as the seductive blonde who comes between husband and wife Elliott Gould and Brenda Vaccaro in the comedy I Love My Wife...
“ Memorable in: "The Teacher", "Prime Cut", "Alligator" (very brief cameo) ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Anitra Ford
Sultry, slinky and slender brunette knockout Anitra Ford was born as Anitra Joy Weinstein in 1942 in California. Anitra began her career in the 60s as a model. She made her film debut in an uncredited small role as a model in "The Love Machine." Ford gave a funny and spirited performance as cheery and...
“ Memorable in: "Invasion of the Bee Girls", "Stacey" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Maria Fiore
After an impressive debut at the young age of 17 in Castellani's neo-realistic masterpiece "Due soldi di speranza" (playing Carmela, a young unemployed man's fiancée) she disappointed art film lovers (but not the average Italian spectator) in starring - throughout the fifties and in the early sixties - in a great number of popular flicks...
“ Memorable in "Sons of Hercules" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Karen Black
Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote children's books, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern University at 15 and left two years later...
 
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“ Memorable in: "The Pack", "The Velvet Vampire" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Tiffany Bolling
Strikingly beautiful and fiery blonde Tiffany Bolling may not have achieved the long-lasting stardom she deserved, but she nonetheless has remained a much-beloved cult favorite of 1970s B-movie buffs for her lively and impressive performances in a handful of enjoyably trashy drive-in flicks. Born in Santa Monica...
“ Memorable in: "Kingdom of the Spiders", "Marriage of a Young Stockbroker", "Bonnie's Kids" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Jennifer Ashley
Actress, Horror Planet
Sultry, spirited and appealing brunette Jennifer Ashley began her show business career as a contestant in beauty pageants. Among the titles she won are Miss Restaurant, Miss Truck Show and Miss Textile. A native of the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jennifer studied fabric design for a short spell at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science...
“ Memorable in: "Tintorera", "The Pom Pom Girls", "Phantom of the Paradise", "Guyana, Crime of the Century" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Zohra Lampert
Solemn, Middle Eastern-looking Zohra Lampert had a touching, understated quality to her talent that should have gone further in the film business than it did. Somehow she never got the bigger breaks necessary for top-flight stardom. Still and all, this comely actress with soft, vulnerable features managed to contribute a number of genuinely affecting performances...
“ Memorable in: "Let's Scare Jessica to Death", "A Fine Madness" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Marianna Hill
A familiar character actress, Mariana Hill was the daughter of a building contractor, who moved his family around. In addition to living in her native Southern California, Hill has lived in Canada, Spain and Great Britain. As a result, she learned and became quite accomplished in doing different accents and dialects...
“ Memorable in: "Blood Beach" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Sandy Dennis
It would not be easy for anyone to out-do one of American theater's finest thespians, but somehow actress Sandy Dennis managed to even out-quirk the legendary Geraldine Page when it came to affecting nervous ticks and offbeat mannerisms on stage and in film. She and Page had few peers when it came to the neurotic-dispensing department...
“ Memorable in: "Barefoot in the Park", "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Gila Golan
Actress, Our Man Flint
Gila Golan's career started as an Israeli fashion model, which led to appearances as a film actress. She was apparently born in Krakow, Poland, for she was discovered there in a train station during the German occupation in 1940. She was adopted by a Roman Catholic couple and later sent to a boarding...
“ Memorable in: "Valley of Gwangi", "Our Man Flint" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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“ Memorable in: "The Eiger Sanction" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Joyce Taylor
Born in Taylorville, Illinois, Joyce Taylor sang in amateur shows at age ten and turned professional when she was a very grown-up-looking 15, signing on with Mercury Records. She was under contract to Howard Hughes' RKO in the 1950s but the eccentric and enigmatic tycoon only allowed her to act in one picture (a small part in Beyond a Reasonable Doubt...
“ Memorable in: "Atlantis - the Lost Continent" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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“ Memorable in: "Zombie Flesh Eaters", "Cyclone" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Judy Lang
Actress, The Trip
“ Memorable in: "Count Yorga Vampire", "The Trip" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Leslie Parrish
She started as a model, and in 1955 became an actress. She acted under her birth name, Marjorie Hellen, until 1959. Afterwards she was known as Leslie Parrish. She appeared in more than 100 TV shows. She is known as one of the first women producers. She's always had a passion for music. She was involved in social causes such as the Vietnam war...
“ Memorable in: "The Giant Spider Invasion", "Li'l Abner" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Sherry Jackson
Gorgeous, mouth-watering, chestnut-maned Sherry Jackson began her promising career as a pleasant-looking child actress. She and brother Robert were the stepchildren of television writer/director/actor Montgomery Pittman, who died of cancer in 1962. There's a rumor that Idaho-born Sherry was discovered by a talent agent while she and her mother were waiting for a bus...
 
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Debra Winger
Mary Debra Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an officer manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her Debra (her father named her Debra after his favorite actress...
 
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Julie Newmar
Julia Chalene Newmeyer (Chalane was her mother's maiden name) was born on August 16, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a one-time professional football player (LA Buccaneers, 1926), her mother was a star of the Follies of 1920. From an early age, Julie studied piano, dance and classical ballet...
 
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Barbara Steele
Actress,
The most beautiful star of the greatest horror masterpiece of Italian film, Black Sunday: Barbara Steele was born on December 29, 1937 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Barbara is loved by her fans for her talent, intelligence, and a dark, mysterious beauty that is unique; her face epitomizes either sweet innocence...
 
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Virginia Maskell
This ill-fated British actress was born in the Shepherd's Bush area of London, England, on February 27, 1936. After the outbreak of World War II, young Virginia and her family were evacuated to South Africa. She eventually returned to London and entered a convent school where the pretty, grey-eyed brunette developed an interest in acting...
 
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Susan Strasberg
Actress, Picnic
Susan Strasberg was born in New York City on May 22, 1938. From the time of her birth, she was destined to be an actress. Her father was Lee Strasberg, acting coach at the famed Actors Studio in New York. In 1953, Susan made her acting debut in the episode, Catch a Falling Star, of the Goodyear Playhouse...
 
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Katie Saylor
Katie Saylor, a Connecticut native adopted as a baby by women's clothing designer Larry Aldrich. Her adoptive father also became the founder of the innovative Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art. Katie made her entrance into the performing arts studying with the American Theater Wing, Academy of Dramatic Arts...
 
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Katharine Ross
Actress, The Graduate
Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and finally to Walnut Creek...
 
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Mimsy Farmer
Mimsy Farmer first began acting at age 16, when a press agent noticed her and offered her work in the film, Gidget Goes Hawaiian, an unbilled bit with one line as a girl in the lobby. Her first billed film was a featured part in Spencer's Mountain, starring Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara and James MacArthur...
 
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Marina Vlady
She had the makings of a blonde bombshell and could have ended up in film history annals as merely a second-rate Brigitte Bardot, but sex symbol Marina Vlady proved she was capable of much more. In her prime she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a "Best Actress" award at the 1963 Cannes Film...
 
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“ Memorable in: "Rattlers", "Wild Seed" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
 
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Valerie Leon
Not just another tall, beautiful brunette, Valerie Leon had extensive experience in the British theater and in television and films - and not just as a sexpot - before she became a fixture in the "Carry On" series, appearing in seven of them. In addition to comedy, she also excelled in horror pictures...
 
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Billie Whitelaw
Actress, Hot Fuzz
Billie Whitelaw first appeared on the radio aged 11. She made her theatrical debut in 1950 and in films from 1953. She has made a speciality of playing intense, single-purposed women. Also, (on stage), she has appeared in many of the stranger plays by Samuel Beckett.
 
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Claire Bloom
Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as a septuagenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever. She was born Patricia Claire Bloom on February 15...
 
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Kathleen Quinlan
Actress, Apollo 13
Kathleen Quinlan was born in Pasadena, California, the only child of Josephine (Zachry), a military supply supervisor, and Robert Quinlan, a television sports director. She grew up in Mill Valley, Ca, and got her break in acting when George Lucas came to her high school to cast for his movie American Graffiti...
 
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Carrie-Anne Moss
Actress, The Matrix
Carrie-Anne Moss was born on August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of two children of Barbara and Melvyn Moss. At age 20, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling; in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice, which was produced in Barcelona for its first season...
 
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Elizabeth Montgomery
Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years intensive training, she made her...
 
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Sigourney Weaver
Actress, Aliens
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins)...
 
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Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy was born in New York City, to Charlotte (Baum), a press agent and writer, and John J. Sheedy, Jr., an advertising executive. She is of Russian Jewish (mother) and Irish (father) descent. While at New York's Bank Street School, 12-year-old Ally Sheedy wrote about a mythical encounter between Queen Elizabeth I and an inquisitive mouse...
 
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Wendy Hughes
Wendy Hughes was an accomplished actress who had won over 13 major awards. She had been called "one of the world's great actresses" with "the beauty and talent to become an international star". Hughes was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She has two children, Charlotte (17) and Jay (13).
 
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Lynn Cartwright
Frequently appearing for or alongside her actor/writer husband of 50 years, noted stage, screen and TV heavy and writer Leo Gordon, actress Lynn Cartwright is probably best remembered for one of her early screen roles as the brusque, Brooklyn-accented switchboard operator in the cult horror The Wasp Woman...
 
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Zooey Deschanel
Actress, Elf
Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks. Her paternal grandfather was French, and her other roots include English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch...
 
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Felicity Jones
Felicity Rose Hadley Jones is an English actress. Jones was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, and grew up in Bournville. Her parents met while working at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. Her father was a journalist while her mother was in advertising. They divorced when she was three, and she was brought up with her brother by her mother alone...