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Champion pioneering female surfer Linda Rae Benson was born on May 24, 1944 in Encinitas, California. Her father was a former drummer for Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra. Benson started surfing at age eleven and at age fifteen was the first woman to surf the legendary big waves at Waimea Bay in Hawaii. After mastering such basic surfing techniques as... See full bio »

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Known For

Bikini Beach
Bikini Beach Stunts
Pajama Party
Pajama Party Pajama Girl
Beach Blanket Bingo
Muscle Beach Party


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 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo (stunt double - uncredited)
 1964 Bikini Beach (stunt double - uncredited)
 1964 Muscle Beach Party (stunt double - uncredited)
 1961 Gidget Goes Hawaiian (stunt double - uncredited)
 1959 Gidget (stunt double - uncredited)
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 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo
Beach Girl
 1964 Pajama Party
Pajama Girl
 1964 Bikini Beach
Beach Girl
 1964 Muscle Beach Party
Surfer Girl
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 1967 Surfari (Documentary)
 1964 Locked In! (Documentary)
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 2011 A Deeper Shade of Blue (Documentary)

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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[on surfing the big waves at Waimea Bay in Hawaii] I don't remember fear. I just wanted to do what the guys did. I didn't think twice about it. See more »

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