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
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
“ Memorable in: "Stacey", "Westworld", "The Night Strangler" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
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
“ Memorable in: "Navajo Joe" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
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
“ Memorable in: "Caged Heat", "Vixen" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
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
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
“ Memorable in: "Chosen Survivors" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
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
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
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
“ Memorable in: "Rattlers", "Wild Seed" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
“ Memorable in: "The Pack", "The Velvet Vampire" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
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
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
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
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
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
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
“ Memorable in: "The Eiger Sanction" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
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
“ Memorable in: "Zombie Flesh Eaters", "Cyclone" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
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...
“ Memorable in: "Count Yorga Vampire", "The Trip" ” - Chase_Witherspoon
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
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...