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Sue Lyon

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, hoping that Sue could help them ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Lolita Lolita
Tony Rome
Tony Rome Diana Pines
7 Women
7 Women Emma Clark
The Night of the Iguana
The Night of the Iguana Charlotte Goodall


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 1980 Alligator
ABC Newswoman
 1978 Towing
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Jill Nolan
- Reunion/Anniversary (1978) ... Jill Nolan
 1978 The Astral Factor
Darlene DeLong
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
- River of Promises (1978) ... Caroline
 1977 Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready (TV Movie)
Wendy Sutherland
 1977 End of the World
Sylvia Boran
 1976 Crash!
Kim Denne
 1976 Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (TV Movie)
 1969-1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Julie (segment "Love and the Extra Job") / Barbara Eric (segment "Love and the Bed")
- Love and the Medium/Love and the Bed/Love and the High School Flop-Out (1969) ... Barbara Eric (segment "Love and the Bed")
 1973 To Love, Perhaps to Die
Ana Vernia
 1973 Tarot
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Betsy (segment "Miss Lovecraft Sent Me")
 1971 Evel Knievel
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
- Marathon (1971)
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Belinda Ballard
- Experiment at New Life (1970) ... Belinda Ballard
 1970 But I Don't Want to Get Married! (TV Movie)
 1970 Four Rode Out
Myra Polsen
 1969 Arsenic and Old Lace (TV Movie)
Elaine Harper
 1967 Tony Rome
Diana Pines
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man
Bonnie Lee Packard
 1966 7 Women
Emma Clark
 1964 The Night of the Iguana
Charlotte Goodall
 1962 Lolita
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Blonde with Valentine Card
- Miss Cathcart's Sunsuit (1960) ... Blonde with Valentine Card (uncredited)
 1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Alien Love (1959) ... Laurie (as Suellyn Lyon)
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4 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Suellyn Lyon


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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[on her character in Lolita (1962)] I feel sorry for her. She's neurotic and pathetic and only interested in herself. See more »


Attended L.A. City College, while working in a men's clothing store. See more »

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