These actresses have been in some of the wildest action, horror, underground and comedy films ever made. Watch one of their movies and you just might join their "cult".

I have included a list of some of each actresses cult movies.

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Jayne Mansfield
One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, film actress Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to Vera J. and Herbert W. Palmer. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father a successful attorney in Phillipburg, New Jersey, where Jayne began her girlhood...
“ --Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter--
--The Girl Can't Help It--
--Play Girl After Dark--
--The Las Veges Hillbilly's--
--Single Room Furnished--
--The Fat Spy--
--The Wild Wild Of Jane Mansfield--
--Private Love-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Claudia Jennings
Actress, Fast Company
Born Mary Eileen "Mimi" Chesterton (nicknamed Mimi by her friends and family) in St. Paul, Minnesota, titian beauty Claudia Jennings was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1966, she moved to Evanston, Illinois, the first suburb north of Chicago just south of the Wisconsin state line, where she graduated high school in 1968...
“ --The Great Texas Dynamite Chase--
--Truck Stop Woman--
--Moonshine County Chase Express--
--Death Sport--
--Sisters of Death--
--Fast Company--
--The Single Girls--
--Gator Bate--
--The Man Who Fell To Earth--
--The Unholy Rollers--
--Group Marriage-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
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...
“ --Trilogy Of Terror--
--Burnt Offerings--
--Easy Rider--
--You're A Big Boy Now--
--Airport 1975--
--Island Of The Alive--
--Invaders From Mars--
--Mirror Mirror--
--Come Back To The Five And Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Edith Massey
Actress, Polyester
The wonderfully eccentric, snaggle-toothed Edith Massey met director John Waters while working as a barmaid and as the owner of a thrift shop, Edith's Shopping Bag at Fells Point, Baltimore. Captured by her effervescent charm, Waters cast Massey in Multiple Maniacs as Jesus's mother. Her next role was as Mama Edie in Pink Flamingos...
“ --Multiple Maniacs--
--Pink Flamingos--
--Female Trouble--
--Desperate Living--
--Mutants In Paradise-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Pam Grier
Actress, Jackie Brown
Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched her with The Big Doll House...
“ --The Big Bird Cage--
--Foxy Brown--
--Friday Foster--
--Jackie Brown--
--Mars Attacks--
--Black Mama, White Mama--
--Scream Blackula Scream--
--Cool Breeze--
--Fort Apache The Bronx-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Susan Tyrrell
Actress, Cry-Baby
A bizarre, gloriously one-of-a-kind Hollywood gypsy and self-affirmed outcast, San Francisco-born actress Susan Tyrrell (born Susan Jillian Creamer) was a teenager when she made her stage debut in "Time Out for Ginger" in 1962. A product of the entertainment industry, her father was a top agent at one time with the William Morris firm...
“ --The Forbidden Zone-- --Cry Baby-- --Big Top Pee Wee--
--Powder-- --Tales Of Ordinary Madness-- --Flesh + Blood--
--Angel-- --Avenging Angel-- --Night Warning-- --Bad--
--Fat City-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Linda Blair
Actress, The Exorcist
From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist. Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed to be set to take the Academy Award for that role...
“ --The Exorcist--
--Exorcist II--
--Born Innocent--
--Hell Night--
--Savage Streets--
--Red Heat--
--Roller Boogie--
--Chained Heat--
--Up Your Alley--
--Airport '75-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Maila Nurmi
The original glamour ghoul herself, "Vampira", of late night 1950s television, was actually born Maila Syrjäniemi (later changed to the easier surname Nurmi) on December 11, 1922 in Petsamo, Finland. Her uncle was the multiple Olympic medal runner Paavo Nurmi. Maila arrived in the United States...
“ --Plan 9 From Outer Space--
--Vampira: The Movie--
--Schlock: The Secret History Of American Movies--
--Beat Generation--
--Sex Kittens Go To College--
--The Magic Sword--
--Vampira: About Sex, Death And Taxes--
--I Woke Up Early The Day I Died-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Barbara Steele
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...
“ --8 1/2--
--Black Sunday--
--The Pit And The Pendulum--
--Pretty Baby--
--Long Hair Of Death--
--Terror Creatures From The Grave--
--The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock--
--Shivers-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Brigitte Helm
Actress, Metropolis
After her role in Metropolis she made a string of movies in which she almost always had the starring role, easily making the transition to sound films. Her last film was Ein idealer Gatte (An Ideal Spouse) in 1935.
“ --Metropolis--
--Queen Of Atlantis--
--The Lost Atlantis--
--The Devious Path--
--Spies At Work--
--A Daughter Of Destiny--
--Three On A Honeymoon--
--Scandal In Baden-Baden--
--Gold-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Patricia Quinn
Patricia Quinn was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was beginning to break into television when she was offered the role of "the Usherette/Magenta" in Richard O'Brien's "Rocky Horror Show", the role she would become best known for. Patricia continued to work hard after "Rocky Horror" and soon...
“ --Rocky Horror Picture Show--
--Shock Treatment--
--Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life--
--Hawk The Slayer--
--The Chastity Belt--
--The Lords Of Salem-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Veronica Cartwright
Actress, Alien
Born in Bristol, England, Veronica is the older sister of the popular child actress Angela Cartwright. In her early career, Veronica was cast in a number of popular movies such as The Children's Hour, Spencer's Mountain and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. As such, she was cast as "Jemima Boone" in the popular television series Daniel Boone...
“ --The Birds--
--Invasion Of The Body Snatchers--
--Mirror, Mirror II--
--The Witches Of Eastwick--
--The Town that Dreaded Sundown--
--Scary Movie 2--
--The Dark Below--
--Goin' South-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Martine Beswick
Actress, Thunderball
Born to British parents in Port Antonio, Jamaica, Martine Beswick did some brief modeling and pageant entering before seeking a career in films. She allegedly once won a "Miss Autoville" contest and won a car only to sell it in order to move to and study acting in London. A minor break for her occurred in the James Bond film series...
“ --Thunderball--
--From Russia With Love--
--Prehistoric Women--
--One Million B.C.--
--The Penthouse--
--Dr Jekyll And Sister Hyde--
--A Bullet For The General--
--The Happy Hooker Goes To Washington-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Maria Montez
Maria Montez, also known as The Caribbean Cyclone, was born Maria Africa Vidal de Santo Silas, on June 6, 1917, in Barahona, Dominican Republic, to a Spanish consul and his wife. After a stint in modeling, she made an attempt at Hollywood. Maria's exotic beauty landed her a contract in the movie colony...
“ --Arabian Nights--
--Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves--
--Cat Woman--
--Revenge Of The Pirates--
--Wicked City--
--Gypsy Wildcat--
--Cobra Woman--
--White Savage-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Catherine Mary Stewart
Catherine Mary Stewart's career has spanned more than 30 years and over 50 different productions, from film to television to theater, in England, Canada and the US. She was living in London studying dance, acting and singing when she was cast in her first professional acting role as the lead in the rock musical The Apple...
“ --Night Of The Comet--
--The Apple--
--The Last Star Fighter--
--The Psychic--
--Weekend At Bernie's--
--Cafe Romeo--
--World Gone Wild--
--Riding The Edge--
--Dudes-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --The Spell--
--Cult Of The Cobra--
--It Came From Outer Space--
--Three Bad Sisters--
--Unwed Mother--
--The Take-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Hazel Court
Born in Birmingham, England, Hazel Court carried on a love affair with the world of movies and make-believe that made her a leading student at her hometown's School of Drama and later helped her land a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Graduating from bits to supporting roles to leads, Court worked in English films from the mid-'40s until the early 1960s...
“ --Doctor Blood's Coffin--
--The Curse Of Frankenstein--
--Premature Burial--
--Masque Of The Red Death--
--The man Who Could Cheat Death--
-- The Raven--
--Mary Had A Little...--
--Dear Murderer--
--Devil Girl from Mars--
--Made For Murder-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Sarah Douglas
Actress, Superman II
Even though Sarah Douglas was born and raised in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and knew that she wanted to act, she did try to expand options available to her. She worked in a factory and for a time, also in a sterilizing department of a hospital. She briefly moved to France and also undertook a teacher training course in English and Drama...
“ --The People That Time Forgot--
--Conan The Destroyer--
--Superman II--
--Beastmaster 2--
--Steel Justice--
--Puppet Master III--
--The Return Of Swamp Thing--
--The Art Of Dying--
--Meatballs III--
--Return Of The Leaving Dead--
--Mirror, Mirror 2--
--Hell Mountain--
--The Demolitonist--
--Strippers vs Werewolves-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Miki Sugimoto
Miki Sugimoto is almost inseparable from fellow 1970s Toei film star Reiko Ike. Both stared in numerous "sukeban" films throughout the 1970s and helped build a generation of "Toei porn". A fashion model and star of "Go Go Girl in All Night Fuji" (a Japanese TV program), she made her film debut in "Hot Springs Mimizu Geisha" (Onsen mimizu geisha) and was later known for her film "Zero Woman...
“ --Girl Boss: Escape From Reform School--
--Wild Sex Gang--
--Women's Violent Classroom--
--Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs--
--Violent Panic: The Big Crush-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Haji was a Cando-American actress renowned for starring in Russ Meyer's sexploitation classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, in which she made her theatrical film debut. Barbarella Catton was born in Quebec City, Quebec on January 24, 1946, and at the age of 14, began dancing topless. The renamed Haji caught the eye of cinema's "King Leer" while performing as an exotic dancer...
“ --Faster Pussycat Kill, Kill--
--Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls--
--Ilsa, Harem Keeper Of The Oil Sheiks--
--Killer Drag Queens On Dope--
--Motor Psycho-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Desperate Living--
--A Dirty Shame--
--Francis: A Mother Divine-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Battle Queen 2020--
--Rowdy Girls--
--Ride With Desire--
--Bikini Hotel--
--Psycho Cop Returns-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Claudia Cardinale
Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy interpretations of Sicilian women got her noticed by Italian producers...
“ --Once Upon A Time In The West--
--8 1/2--
--Blonde In Black Leather--
--Don't Make Waves--
--The Salamander--
--Little Girl In Blue Velvet--
--Girl With A Suitcase-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Liz Renay
Liz Renay's extraordinary life could almost be a movie script. Raised by fanatically religious parents, she ran away from home to win a Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest, and become a showgirl during World War II. She eventually became a "moll" to Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen, and when he was...
“ --Desperate Living--
--The Thrill Killers--
--The Nasty Rabbit--
--Las Vegas Girls--
--Virgin Cowboy--
--Dimension In Fear-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Vonetta McGee
Born Lawrence Vonetta McGee, she got her break in Melinda and Hammer and hit paydirt as the love interest of the vampire in Blacula, then starred with her then-boyfriend Max Julien in Thomasine & Bushrod. In 1978 she starred opposite Bernie Casey and Ron O'Neal in Brothers...
“ --Blacula--
--The Great Silence--
--The Big Bust Out--
--Thomasine & Bushrod--
--Detroit 9000--
--Woo Fook--
-- The Eiger Sanction--
--Repo Man-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Fay Wray
Actress, King Kong
She was born Vina Fay Wray near Cardston, Alberta, Canada, on September 15, 1907. Fay was from a large family that included five siblings. She moved to Arizona when she was still small in order for her father to find better work than what was offered in Alberta. After moving again to California, her parents divorced...
“ --King Kong--
--Doctor X--
--The Most Dangerous Game--
--Mystery Of The Wax Museum--
--The Vampire Bat--
--Dragstrip Riot--
--Rock Pretty Baby--
--Queen Bee--
--Black Moon-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Edy Williams
When we think of the term "worse for wear", somehow provocative images of 39-26-37 Edwina Beth Williams (better known as Edy Williams) and her outrageous apparel at film festivals and award shows instantly stands out into one's mind. You have to admit this wild child, who has now moved into her 70s (born on July 9...
“ --Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls--
--The Naked Kiss--
--The Pad And How To Use It--
--I Sailed To Tahiti With An All Girl Crew--
--Dr. Minx--
--The Happy Hooker Goes To Washington--
--Chained Heat--
--Bad Girls Go To Mars--
--Hell Hole-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Becky LeBeau
Bubbly and buxom blonde bombshell Rebecca Joy LeBeau was born on February 11, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Beverly Hills. LeBeau earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology with honors from the University of Southern California. Starting in the early 1980s, Becky has made numerous appearances...
“ --Not Of This Earth--
--Bikini Drive-In--
--Dinosaur Island--
--Malibu Beach Vampires--
--Rock-A-Die Baby--
--Takin' It All Off-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Tura Satana
Tura Satana started exotic dancing when she was only 13 years old. She integrated acrobatics, humor, and sensual beauty to her dancing art form. As a dancer, she started doing guest appearances in films such as Our Man Flint and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? and made several films with low-budget auteur Ted V. Mikels...
“ --Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!--
--The Astro-Zombies--
--The Doll Squad--
--Irma la Douce--
--Mark Of The Astro-Zombies--
--Sugar Box-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Lynn Lowry
Actress, Shivers
Lynn Lowry was born in 1947 in Illinois, but raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She began acting professionally at age 17 in a theater called Shawnee Summer Stock Theater. She relocated to New York City in the late 1960s to pursue other acting jobs to support her young son. Her first movie role was a small part in The Battle of Love's Return which starred and was directed by Lloyd Kaufman...
“ --I Drink Your Blood--
--They Came From Within--
--The Crazies (1973 and 2010)--
--Sugar Cookies--
--Cat People--
--Splatter Disco-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Kelli Maroney
Actress, Ryan's Hope
Kelli Maroney began her career acting and studying at the Guthrie Theater in her native Minneapolis, MN., then went to New York to study at the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory. Two weeks after she arrived in Manhattan, Kelli was cast as evil adolescent "Kimberly Harris" on the daytime soap opera...
“ --Chopping Mall--
--Night Of The Comet--
--Not Of This Earth--
--Fast Times At Ridgemont High--
--Big Bad Mama II--
--Slayground-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Grace Jones
Soundtrack, Pineapple Express
Grammy-nominee and three-time Saturn Award-nominee, Grace Jones can claim a career in show business by birthright. Her grandfather (on her mother's side) was a musician who traveled with Nat 'King' Cole. She was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W...
“ --Vamp--
--Conan The Destroyer--
--A View To A Kill--
--Deadly Vengeance--
--Gordon's War--
--Cyber Bandits-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
P.J. Soles
Actress, Halloween
P.J. (Pamela Jayne) Soles was born on July 17, 1950 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father came from Holland and her mother from New Jersey. Because her father was working for an international insurance company, the family moved all over the world. P.J. lived in Casablanca, Morocco, and Maracaibo, Venezuela...
“ --Carrie--
--Rock 'n' Roll High school--
--The Devil's Rejects--
--Sweet Dreams--
--Private Benjamin--
--Breaking Away-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Caroline Munro
Leggy, brunette-maned pin-up actress Caroline Munro was born in Windsor and lived in Rottingdean near Brighton where she attended a Catholic Convent School. By chance, her mother and a photographer entered her picture in a "Face of the Year" competition for the British newspaper The Evening News and won...
“ --The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad--
--Slaughter High--
--Captain Kronos- Vampire Hunter--
--Dracula A.D. !972--
--At The Earth's Core--
--Flesh For The Beast--
--The Last Horror Movie-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Marilyn Monroe
Probably the most celebrated of all actresses, Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles General Hospital. Prior to her birth, Marilyn's father bought a motorcycle and headed north to San Francisco, abandoning the family in Los Angeles. Marilyn grew up not knowing for sure who her father really was...
“ --Asphalt Jungle--
--Don't Bother To Knock--
--Monkey Business--
--Gentlemen Prefer Blondes--
--How To Marry A Millionaire--
--The Seven Year Itch--
--Bus Stop--
--Some Like It Hot--
--The Misfits-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Carol Speed
Cute, bubbly and adorable actress Carol Speed achieved a considerable amount of cult cinema popularity with her often lively and delightful contributions to a handful of enjoyably down'n'dirty 1970s blaxploitation features. She was born Carolyn Stewart on March 14, 1945, in Bakersfield, California...
“ --Abby--
--Disco Godfather--
--The Big Bird Cage--
--Black Samson--
--The Mack--
--The Dynamite Brothers--
--Savage-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Kitten Natividad
Miss Nude Universe twice in a row, in 1970 and 1971, got her a topless non-speaking part in The New Centurions. Started working as a maid for fellow nude model and actress Stella Stevens, went on tour as a strip-dancer for three years. Then she met talent-finder Russ Meyer, with whom she lived on-and-off for 15 years...
“ --Deep Jaws--
--Beneath The Valley Of The Ultra-Vixens--
--The Gong Show Movie--
--Night Patrol--
--Sugar Boxx-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Nell Campbell
Nell Campbell (aka Little Nell) was born May 24, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of Ross, humorist and editor of the Daily Telegraph, and Ruth Campbell. She made her "debut" tap dancing for an exhibition for Martin Sharp in 1970. When she turned 18 her father moved her brother...
“ --Rocky Horror Picture Show--
--Shock Treatment--
--Pink Floyd The Wall--
--Summer Of Secrets--
--The Killing Fields--
--I Wanna To Be A Beauty Queen-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Linnea Quigley
Barbara Linnea Quigley was born in Davenport, Iowa, on May 27, 1958 to Heath and Dorothy Quigley. Her Mother was a housewife and her Father a noted Chiropractor and psychologist. After moving with her family to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, the short, petite Linnea began working at a Jack Lalanne Spa...
“ --Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama--
--Savage Streets--
--Vice Academy--
--Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers--
--Return Of The Living Dead--
--Robot Ninja-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Ingrid Pitt
Best known as Hammer Films' most seductive female vampire of the early 1970s, the Polish-born Pitt possessed dark, alluring features and a sexy figure that made her just right for Gothic horror! Ingrid Pitt (born Ingoushka Petrov) survived World War II and became a well-known actress on the East Berlin stage...
“ --The Wicker Man--
--Where Eagles Dare--
--The Omegans--
--Vampire Lovers--
--Countess Dracula--
--House That Dripped Blood--
--Minotaur-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Mary Woronov
Mary Woronov was born on December 8, 1943, at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida (some sources cite New York as her birthplace). She was raised by her mother, Carol (Eschholz), and her stepfather, Victor D. Woronov, a surgeon, who adopted her. She grew up in Brooklyn Heights and attended Cornell University as a sculpting major...
“ --Death Race 2000--
--Rock 'n Roll High School--
--Chelsea Girls--
--Sugar Cookies--
--Silent Night, Deadly Night--
--The House Of The Devil--
--Devils Rejects--
--Eating Raoul-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Satan In High Heels--
--House Of Dark Shadows--
--Night Of Dark Shadows--
--Night Of The Iguana--
--Who Are You Polly Mcgoo--
--Dark Shadows (TV Series 1967-1971)-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Carroll Baker
Actress, The Game
Carroll Baker was born Karolina Piekarski on May 28, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a traveling salesman. She attended community college for a year and then worked as a dancer and magician's assistant. After a brief marriage, she had a small part in Easy to Love, did TV commercials...
“ --Baby Doll--
--Star 80--
--Baba Yaga, Devil Witch--
--Blood Bath--
-- Paranoia--
--The Carpetbaggers-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Bad Girls From Mars--
--Nightmare Sisters--
--Teenage Exorcist--
--Roots Of Evil--
--Mommy-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Yvette Vickers
Born on August 26, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri, Yvette Vickers majored in picture and theatre arts at UCLA for three years. On a trip to New York in the mid-1950s, she was cast as the White Rain Girl in commercials. She returned to the West Coast, working in various television series until she debuted in her first movie...
“ --Sunset Blvd.--
--Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman--
--Attack Of The Giant Leeches--
--Reform School Girl--
--What's The Matter With Helen--
--Evil Spirits--
--The Dead Don't Die--
--Short Cut To Hell-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Dirty Mary And Crazy Larry--
--Enter The Ninja--
--A Small Town In Texas--
--House Where Evil Dwells-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Mae West
Actress, I'm No Angel
Mae West was born in Queens, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role was a small part in Night After Night, her scene has become famous...
“ --Night After Night--
--She Done Him Wrong--
--My Little Chickadee--
--Myra Breckinridge--
--Sextette-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --The Devil's Rain--
--The Doll Squad--
--The Woman Hunt--
--Dirty Dingus Magee--
--Hee Haw-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Sorority Babes In The Slimball Bowl-O-Rama--
--Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers--
--Cafe Flesh--
--The Tomb--
--Night Of The Living Babes-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Mink Stole
Actress, Lost Highway
Part of the original motley crew of cast players in underground shock master John Waters' bare-bones 8mm, 16mm and 35mm cult perversions during the late 60s and early 70s, Mink Stole was born Nancy Stoll in the late 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland. Waters took her under his wing in 1966 wherein she...
“ --Mondo Trasho--
--Multiple Maniacs--
--Pink Flamingos--
--Female Trouble--
--Desperate Living--
--Rowdy Girls--
--All About Evil--
--Stuck-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Women In Revolt--
--Silent Night, Bloody Night--
--Some Of My Best Friends Are--
--Brand X-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Pat Ast
Actress, Heat
Pat was a native New Yorker who worked as a receptionist and clerk in a box factory. She met Andy Warhol later and starred in his film "Heat" with Joe Dallesandro and Sylvia Miles. Later she met a fashion designer, Roy Halston and worked in his Madison Avenue store. From there, she decided to move to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s and appeared in such films as "Reform School Girls"...
“ --Andy Warhol's HEAT--
--Reform School Girls--
--The Incredible Shrinking Women--
--The Possession Of Joel Delaney-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Judy Geeson
Born in Arundel, Sussex in 1948, Judy's father moved the family into London when she was 10 years old and enrolled her and sister Sally Geeson into the Corona Academy, Chiswick. Judy initially wanted to be a ballet dancer but had to change course when she suffered from terrible headaches as a result of some of the moves but acting had always been a great interest and she chose to pursue this...
“ --To Sir With Love--
--10 Rillington Place--
--Prudence And The Pill--
--Goodbye Gemini--
--Lords Of Salem--
--Horror Planet-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Giulietta Masina
Born in San Giorgio di Piano, Giulietta Masina spent part of her teenage years living with a widowed aunt in Rome, where she cultivated a passion for the theater and studied for a degree in Philosophy. She began her career on the radio with the program "Terzoglio" (1942), about the adventures of newlyweds Cico and Pallina from scripts written by Federico Fellini...
“ --Nights Of Cabiria--
--La Strada--
--Juliet Of The Spirits--
--Ginger and Fred--
--The White Sheik--
--... And The Wild Wild Women--
--The Mad Woman Of Chaillot--
--Angles Of Darkness-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Tuesday Weld
Susan Ker Weld was born on August 27, 1943, in New York City. When her father, Lathrop Motley Weld, died three years later at the age of 49, the cute little girl, whose name by then had somehow been transmogrified into "Tuesday", took over the role of the family breadwinner, which included her mother Yosene Balfour Ker...
“ --Lord Love A Duck--
--Pretty Poison--
--Play It As It Lays--
--Sex Kittens Go To College--
--Rally 'Round The Flag, Boys--
--Wild In The Country--
--Ill Take Sweden--
--Looking For Mr Goodbar--
--Thief-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Candy Clark
Actress, Zodiac
“ --Fat City--
--American Graffiti--
--The Man Who Fell To Earth--
--Handel With Care--
--Star Crash--
--Q: The Winged Serpent--
--Amityville 3D--
--When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?--
--The Blob (1988)-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Originally born Harris Glen Milstead just after the end of WWII, Baltimore's most outrageous resident eventually became the international icon of bad taste cinema, as the always shocking and highly entertaining transvestite performer, Divine. Milstead met maverick film director & good friend, John Waters...
“ --Hag In A Black Leather Jacket--
--Eat Your Makeup--
--The Diane Linkletter Story--
--Mondo Trasho--
--Multiple Maniacs--
--Pink Flamingos--
--Female Trouble--
--Lust In The Dust--
--I Wanna Be A Beauty Queen-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Pamela Franklin
British actress Pamela Franklin has worked with many notable actors and directors throughout her career. A somewhat underrated actress, she had a wide range of emotions that she brought to her many versatile characters. Franklin was born in Yokohama, Japan, and her father was an importer/exporter. She...
“ --The Innocents--
--Our Mothers House--
--The Legend Of Hell House--
--Satan's School For Girls--
--Food Of The Gods--
--And Soon The Darkness--
--The Nanny--
--The Prime Of Miss Jean Brody-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Sex Kittens Go To College--
--Running Wild--
--The Beat Generation--
--Born Reckless--
--Girls Town--
--High School Confidential--
--College Confidential--
--Untamed Youth-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Santa Clause Conquers The Martians--
--The Lonely Lady--
--Voyage Of The Rock Aliens--
--Naked Gun 33 1/2-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Gloria Hendry
Born in Florida and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Gloria's first job was as an assistant to the legal secretary in the New York office of the NAACP. She also became a model around this time and worked at the Playboy Club as a "Bunny." This exposure led to her being cast in her first movie, For Love of Ivy...
“ --Across 110th Street--
--Black Caesar--
--Slaughters Big Rip-Off--
--Hell Up In Harlem--
--Black Belt Jones--
--Savage Sisters--
--The Landlord--
--Live And Let Die-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Ruth Gordon
When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 years she spent on stage...
“ --Rosemary's Baby--
--Harold And Maude--
--Where's Poppa?--
--The Big Bus--
--Lord Love A Duck--
--Going Ape--
--Any Which Way You Can--
--Every Which Way But Loose--
--My Body Guard-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
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...
“ --Vixon--
--Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls--
--Caged Heat-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
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...
“ --Wicked,Wicked--
--The Candy Snatchers--
--Kingdom Of The Spiders--
--Bonnie's Kids--
--The Wild Party--
--Triangle-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Sue Lyon
Actress, Lolita
Sue Lyon was born in Davenport, Iowa, the last of five children to Sue Karr Lyon. Her mother was forty-two when her husband died and Sue was 10 months old. Her mother had to work as a hospital house mother to take care of her children and money was tight. Around this time, the Lyon family moved out to Los Angeles...
“ --Lolita--
--Night of the Iguana--
--To Love, Perhaps To Die--
--End Of The World--
--Evil Knievel--
--Crash (1977)--
--The Magician-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe
And Find True Happiness?--
--Up In The Attack--
--The Bitch--
--The Stud--
--Empire Of The Ants--
--Tales From The Crypt--
--Tales That Witness Madness--
--The Devil Within Her-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Midnight Cowboy--
--Murder Inc.--
--Violent Midnight--
--The Last Movie--
--The Sentinel--
--The Funhouse-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Rabid--
--Angel Of H.E.A.T.--
--Party Girls--
--New York Nights--
--The Owl And The Pussycat-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Patty McCormack
Actress, Frost/Nixon
As a testament to her passion and talent, former 1950s pig-tailed moppet star Patty McCormack has remained a consistent presence on film and TV for over five decades. While the lovely and talented blond suffered her share of hard knocks in adjusting to an adult career, she did not fade away into oblivion or self destruct as those child stars before her did...
“ --The Bad Seed--
--The Mini-Skirt Mob--
--Invitation To Hell--
--Mommy 2: Mothers Day-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Pink Flamingos--
--Female Trouble--
--Desperate Living--
-- Underground U.S.A.--
--Subway Riders-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
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...
“ --The Baby--
--Messiah Of Evil--
--Thumb Tripping--
--Black Zoo--
--Red Line 7000--
--Astral Factor--
--High Plains Drifter-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Bette Davis
Actress, All About Eve
Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but then she discovered the stage...
“ --Whatever Happened To Baby Jane--
--Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte--
--Burnt Offerings--
--The Nanny--
--The Anniversary--
--Bunny O'Hare--
--Dead Ringer--
--The Wicked Stepmother--
--All About Eve-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Denise Nickerson
Denise Nickerson was best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and as a member of the Short Circus on The Electric Company. She left the acting business at the end of 1978, and she worked as a nurse since then. Now, she spends time at home as a full-time mom. She will be remembered as Violet!
“ --Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory--
--Dark Shadows--
--The Neon Ceiling--
--The Electric Company--
--Zero To Sixty-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --The Loved One--
--The Baby--
--Night Of A Thousand Cats--
--Five Desperate Women--
--Quick Before It Melts-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Shelley Duvall
Actress, The Shining
Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Houston, Texas, to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale) and Robert Richardson Duvall, a lawyer. During her childhood, Shelley's mother humorously gave Shelley the nickname "Manic Mouse", because she would often run around her house and tip over furniture. Shelley however was more than a mouse...
“ --Brewster McCloud--
--The Shining--
--Time Bandits--
--Three Women--
--Annie Hall--
--Twilight Of The Ice Nymphs-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Midnight Cowboy--
--Murder A La Mod--
--The Wedding Party--
--Hi, Mom--
--The Revolutionary--
--Brewster McCloud--
--Play It Again Sam--
--Gargoyles-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Edie McClurg
Actress, Frozen
Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That girl's big number culminated with a back-bend where Edie drank a soda upside down (of course)...
“ --Carrie--
--Eating Raoul--
--Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark--
--Planes Trains And Automobiles--
--The Pee Wee Hermon Show--
--Ferris Bueller's Day Off--
--Cracking Up--
--Inhumanoid-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; Crawford worked a variety of menial jobs...
“ --Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?--
--Queen Bee--
--I Saw What You Did--
--Female On The Beach-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Desperate Living--
--Female Trouble--
--Multiple Maniacs--
--Mondo Trasho--
--Serial Mom--
--Cry Baby-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Sweet Charity--
--The Andromeda Strain--
--Cool Breeze--
--Top Of The Heap--
--Trouble Man--
--Soylent Green--
--The Spook Who Sat At The Door--
--Uptown Saturday Night-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Adrienne Barbeau
Actress, The Fog
Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for Mobil Oil...
“ --The Fog--
--Escape From New York--
--Creep Show--
--Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle Of Death--
--Two Evil Eyes--
--The Convent-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Margaret Markov
Actress, The Arena
Tall, graceful and willowy, with a shapely, slender figure, lengthy straw blonde hair, very precise and delicate facial features, quite solid and capable acting skills, a bright, sunny, upbeat persona, and, most refreshingly, a strong, durable, take-charge attitude, the strikingly statuesque Margaret...
“ --The Arena--
--Black Mama White Mama--
--The Hot Box--
--Pretty Maids All In A Row--
--Run,Angel, Run-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Trash--
--Women In Revolt--
--Scarecrow In The Garden Of Cucumbers--
--Night Owl--
--Twin Falls Idaho--
--Beautiful Darling--
--Superstar In A House Dress--
--The Cockettes--
--Is There Sex After Death-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Margot Kidder
Actress, Superman
Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in everything she did...
“ --Quackser Fortune Has A Cousin In The Bronx--
--Black Christmas--
--Superman, II, III--
--The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud--
--The Amityville Horror-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Anne Ramsey
Actress, The Goonies
American character actress Anne Ramsey was quite busy in the 1980s despite being in her later years at the time. It wasn't until quite late in her life that Ramsey pursued an acting career in motion pictures. Ramsey was born Anne Mobley in Omaha, Nebraska, to Eleanor (Smith), a national treasurer of the Girl Scouts...
“ --The Goonies--
--Throw Momma From The Train--
--Meet The Hallowheads--
--Doctor Hackenstein--
--Any Which Way You Can--
--The Deadly Friend--
--For Pete's Sake-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century. Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and Carl Gustav Olsson...
“ --Bye Bye Birdie--
--Kitten With A Whip--
--Carnal Knowledge--
--The Swinger--
--The Tiger And The Pussycat--
--The Pleasure Seekers--
--Viva Las Vages--
--The Last Remake Of Beau Geste--
--The Cheap Detective--
--C.C. And Company-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Cleopatra Jones--
--Cleopatra Jones And The Casino Of Gold--
--Norman Is That You?--
--Chained Heat-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
“ --Pretty Maids All In A Row--
--Student Nurses--
--Terminal Island--
--Boss *beep*
--Mistress Of The Apes-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Marta Kristen
Actress, Lost in Space
Marta Kristen was born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, on February 26, 1945, to a Finnish mother and a German soldier who was killed towards the end of World War II in Europe. Marta was only two months old when she was left in an orphanage. In 1949, Prof. & Mrs. Harold Soderquist of Detroit, Michigan adopted her...
“ --Beach Blanket Bingo--
--Battle Beyond The Stars--
--Terminal Island--
--The Gemini Affair--
--Savage Sam--
--Lost In Space (TV Series)-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Charlotte Rampling
Actress, Swimming Pool
Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became a NATO commander. She was educated at Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles in Versailles, France and at the exclusive St...
“ --Georgy Girl--
--The Damned--
--The Night Porter--
--Flesh Of The Orchid--
--Angel Heart--
--I'll Sleep Tomorrow-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Donna Wilkes
Actress, Jaws 2
“ --Angel--
--Angel II: Avenging Angel--
--Jaws 2--
--Blood Song--
--Hard Knocks--
--Almost Summer--
--Grotesque-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Louisa Moritz
Lovely, buxom and vivacious blonde bombshell Louisa Moritz was born as Louisa Castro on September 25, 1946 in Havana, Cuba. Many members of Louisa's family which include her father Luis, sister Aurora, and her older brother Rafael all have worked in the law profession. Moritz left Cuba and moved to New York City during the upheaval of the 1950s...
“ --Death Race 200--
--The Last American Virgin--
--One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest--
--New Years Evil--
--Sixpack Annie--
--Chained Heat--
--The Man From O.R.G.Y.--
--Cannonball-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Barbara Parkins
Actress, Peyton Place
Barbara Parkins is best remembered as an icon of the Sixties who had starring roles in two of the era's more notorious productions, Peyton Place and Valley of the Dolls. After arriving in Hollywood as a teenager, Parkins soon began appearing on episodic television programs such as Wagon Train and Perry Mason...
“ --Valley Of The Dolls--
--The Mephisto Waltz--
--A Taste Of Evil--
--The Deadly Trap-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
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...
“ --Rosemary's baby--
--When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth--
--Invasion Of The Bee Girls--
--Group Marriage-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
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...
“ --Four Flies On Grey Velvet--
--The Perfume Of The Lady In Black--
--Hot Rods To Hell--
--Devil's Angles--
--The Black Cat (1981)--
--Bye Bye Monkey-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Yvonne De Carlo
Actress, The Munsters
Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of Hollywood's elite...
“ --The Ten Commandments--
--Munsters Go Home--
--The Power--
--Silent Scream--
--Blazing Stewardesses--
--Guyana: Cult Of The Damned--
--Play Dead--
--American Gothic--
--Satan's Cheerleaders-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Cassandra Peterson
Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She began her career at age 17 as the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history in the show "Vive Les Girls" at the Dunes Hotel. After receiving advice from "The King" himself, Elvis Presley, she traveled to Europe where she pursued a career as a singer and actor...
“ --Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark--
--Elvira's Haunted Hills--
--Pee Wee's Big Adventure--
--Fellini's Roma--
--Allen Quatermain And The City Of Gold--
--Echo Park--
--The Working Girls--
--King Of The Mountian-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Gypsy Rose Lee
Born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington, in 1911, but called Louise from early childhood, Gypsy Rose Lee was the daughter of a mild-mannered businessman and a restless, fiery young woman named Rose, who was determined to get out of Seattle and make a life for herself and her daughter in show business...
“ --Ali Baba Goes To Town--
--Battle Of Broadway--
--Babes In Bagdad--
--Screaming Mimi--
--The Stripper--
--The Belle Of Yukon-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and later enrolled at Wayne State University...
“ --The Incredible Shrinking Woman--
--The Late Show--
--The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe--
--Big Business--
--All Of Me--
--Flirting With Disaster--
--Shadows and Fog--
--Moment By Moment--
--I Heart Huckabees--
--Nashville-- ” - dmclaughlinabq
Kay Lenz
Actress, House
Kay came from an L.A. showbiz family. Her father was producer/commentator Ted Lenz and her mother model/radio engineer Kay Miller Lenz. At the ripe old age of eight weeks, Kay appeared on her first TV show produced by her dad as a baby being held up and sung to. She continued on in her father's TV shows and commercials throughout her childhood...
“ --Stripped To Kill--
--Mean Bog Blues--
--Prisoners Of The Lost Universe--
--Moving Violation--
--The Great Scout And Cathouse Thursday--
--Death Wish 4--
--White Line Fever--
--Trial By Terror-- ” - dmclaughlinabq