"The Million Dollar Mermaid", co-authored with Digby Diehl
, Simon & Schuster, 1999.
2 Print Biographies |
4 Articles |
6 Pictorials |
10 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Did You Know?
I was called America's mermaid, because it appeared that I could stay underwater indefinitely.
Aquatic filming had its dangers according to Esther. She once broke three neck vertebrae in a dive; suffered several broken eardrums over the years; nearly drowned once when she couldn't find an underwater trapdoor exit; was almost mutilated by an out-of-control outrigger; and was nearly overcome by waves created by a camera boat that came within inches of her water skis while shooting (pregnant)...
Being an acclaimed swimming champion, her films usually had elaborate dance sequences involving swimming.