Valerie Perrine was born on September 3, 1943 in Galveston, Texas, USA as Valerie Ritchie Perrine. She is an actress, known for Superman (1978), Lenny (1974) and Superman II (1980).
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Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Lisp, breathless voice
Former Las Vegas showgirl.
Attended a July 2003 Las Vegas function on invitation of Wayne Newton, to help celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Stardust Hotel and Casino.
Her fiance, a wealthy Los Angeles playboy and gun collector whom she met while a Las Vegas showgirl, accidentally shot himself to death after a gun discharged, ricocheted off a door and pierced his lung. They were to be married a month later. She never married despite numerous relationships.
Her father was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, and she grew up in Japan, where her father was stationed. Her teen years were spent on a ranch in Arizona.
She became the first woman to display (on purpose) her nipples on American network television during the May 4, 1973, broadcast of Bruce Jay Friedman's play Steambath (1973) shown on Hollywood Television Theater (PBS). The story offered an unusual portrayal of the afterlife with "God" presented as a Puerto Rican steam bath attendant. Bill Bixby played a man who refused to admit that he had died. Valerie was seen taking a shower from all sides. Only a few PBS stations were adventurous enough to carry the program.
Best remembered for her role as Lex Luthor's girlfriend Eve Teschmacher in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980).
She is the daughter of Winifred (McGinley) and Kenneth Perrine. Her mother was Scottish, from Helensburgh. Her father was American, and had English, Welsh, Dutch, and French ancestry.
Had unsuccessful brain surgery to help control her Parkinson's Disease in 2017.
Personal Quotes (3)
[on working with Michael Caine on Water (1985)] He is without doubt the nicest human being I've ever worked with. I mean, what a pleasure! It would be nice if I could only do Michael Caine movies from now on. I'd be very happy.
[on doing topless scenes in films] I don't think it's terrible. I'll do anything if it's a good part. The only thing that freaks me out is total nudity. I'm fine as long as I can keep my G-string on, but without my G-string I get nervous.
[on acting] I don't know anything about Chavanasky, or whatever you call him. I really don't think about anything until I get on the set.