Stella Stevens

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Stella Stevens ; actually Estelle Caro Eggleston (born October 1, 1938 in Yazoo City , Mississippi ), is an American actress and former model .

life and career

Stella Stevens was born in Yazoo City (sometimes called Hot Coffee , Mississippi) as Estelle Caro Eggleston . She was discovered as an actress while working as a model in Memphis and received a contract with 20th Century Fox . Several small and medium-sized roles in television and film productions followed, until a Playboy appearance as Playmate of the Month in January 1960 helped her to numerous film offers.

In doing so, she was usually set to the type of the sex-oriented blonde, as in the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - parody The Mad Professor by Jerry Lewis and in the disaster film The Poseidon Descent into Hell . She also demonstrated her acting talent in the horror thriller The House of Bloody Hands alongside Shelley Winters .

She also had success with the multi-layered late western Billed at the end of Sam Peckinpah and in the southern series Flamingo Road . In addition, she mainly played in television films and series such as General Hospital and California Clan . In 1960, she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Young Actress for Angels on the Hot Pavement .

From 1954 to 1957 she was married to Noble Herman Stephens, with whom she has a son, the actor Andrew Stevens .


Web links

Commons : Stella Stevens  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

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