Liz Renay (1926–2007)


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Liz Renay's extraordinary life could almost be a movie script. Raised by fanatically religious parents, she ran away from home to win a Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest, and become a showgirl during World War II. She eventually became a "moll" to Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen, and when he was arrested she refused to co-operate with the ... See full bio »

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Desperate Living Muffy St. Jacques
(1977)
(1972)
The Thrill Killers Liz Saxon
(1964)
Interlude of Lust Madam Zoila
(1981)

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 2004 Mark of the Astro-Zombies (Video)
Crystal Collins
 2000 The Corpse Grinders 2 (Video)
Cleo
 1998 Dimension in Fear
Monique the Psychic
 1983 Las Vegas Girls
Mrs. Harrison
 1981 Interlude of Lust
Madam Zoila
 1981 Lady Street Fighter (Video)
Stripper in Nightclub
 1978 Deep Roots
Liz
 1977 Desperate Living
Muffy St. Jacques
 1975 Virgin Cowboy
Minnie
 1975 Peeper
Stripper
 1975 Marilyn and the Senator
Madame Mercy (as Miss Liz Renay)
 1973 Blackenstein
Couple in Bed
 1972 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Dawn Patrol
- Harry Nobody (1972) ... Dawn Patrol
 1972 Tonite... I Love You
Christy
 1971 Refinements in Love
Hostess
 1970 The Hard Road
Mrs. Banner
 1969 Body Fever
Blonde at Party (uncredited)
 1969 The Divorcee
 1968 Lady Godiva Rides
Effie (as Liz Rene)
 1968 A Time to Sing
Bar Girl (uncredited)
 1967 Hot Rods to Hell
Hazel (uncredited)
 1965 Day of the Nightmare
Laura Sisterman (uncredited)
 1965 Deadwood '76
Poker Kate (as Melissa Morgan)
 1964 The Nasty Rabbit
Cecelia Solomon (as Melissa Morgan)
 1964 The Thrill Killers
Liz Saxon
 1959 Date with Death
Paula Warren
 1958 The Naked and the Dead
B-Girl (uncredited)
 1950 The Sound of Fury
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Self (3 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Melissa Morgan | Miss Liz Renay | Liz Rene
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A pretty Las Vegas showgirl with some promise in Hollywood, her involvement with L.A. racketeer Mickey Cohen--who financed her career--in 1957 led to her serving a two-year stint in prison for perjury in his income-tax-evasion trial, which pretty much destroyed any aspirations she had of a legit acting career. See more »

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Lizzie

Star Sign:

Aries

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