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Victoria Vetri Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameVictoria Cecilia Vetry
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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. She then posed for Playboy, becoming Miss September, 1967; and was later honored as the 1968 Playmate of the Year, becoming one of the most popular Playmates of the Vietnam War era.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ken Severson

Spouse (4)

Bruce Rathgeb (1985 - present)
Heinz Gottfried Schwetz (13 November 1978 - 25 February 1983) (divorced)
John Lee Hage (29 December 1966 - ?) (divorced)
Hugh Terry Whettam (7 April 1963 - 196?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays scantily clad beautiful women
Voluptuous bombshell figure

Trivia (19)

Took her stage name from the ill-fated cruise liner Andrea Doria.
Playboy Playmate of the Month September 1967 (as Angela Dorian)
Playboy Playmate of the Year 1968 (as Angela Dorian)
Loves fast cars and car racing, and in her time, has owned a Porsche, a Sprite, and a pink AMX that she won for being Playmate of the Year in 1968.
During one of the Playboy photo sessions, she was being photographed while reclining in a hammock that gave way. She suffered two broken ribs.
In a friendly exchange scene near the beginning of Rosemary's Baby (1968), Mia Farrow meets another young woman who lives in her apartment building and mistakes her for actress Victoria Vetri. The woman says she is not and introduces her as Terry Gionoffrio. The inside joke is that the woman in the movie actually was Victoria. However, Victoria was billed in the credits as Angela Dorian, the name she used when she posed for Playboy.
She was the victim of a brutal attack in her house in Hollywood in 1980, suffering a broken nose and broken ribs. The perpetrators were never caught.
She turned down a role that could have made her star... that of the nubile title role in Lolita (1962), which made a sensation out of Sue Lyon.
She auditioned unsuccessfully for a role in the film version of the Broadway musical West Side Story (1961).
Born in San Francisco of Italian descent, her father was a restaurateur from Sicily and her mother a Broadway singer from Rome.
Has played a bejeweled Florence of Arabia to Victor Buono's villain King Tut in the Batman (1966) episode, Batman: I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle (1968).
A photo of her that was in Playboy magazine was pasted into astronaut Pete Conrad's Apollo 12 lunar-surface checklist by the Apollo backup crew. Conrad wore the checklist on his spacesuit cuff and first found the photo during his walk on the Moon. The caption read "Seen any interesting hills and valleys?".
She was charged with attempted murder, after she allegedly shot her husband of 25 years, Bruce Rathgeb, from close range in their Hollywood apartment on October 16, 2010. On September 7, 2011, after pleading no contest to charges of attempted voluntary manslaughter, she was sentenced to nine years in prison.
Has appeared as Gary Seven's shapeshifter companion Isis as a slinkily dressed beautiful woman in the ending of the original Star Trek (1966) series episode, Star Trek: Assignment: Earth (1968).
Gave birth to her first child at age 18, a son Bret B. Whettam on September 8, 1963. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Hugh Terry Whettam.
Incarcerated in the Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, California. [February 2013]
Attended and graduated from Hollywood High School (1963).
Attended and graduated from Los Angeles City College.
Was a Hollywood Deb Star of 1962.

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