Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Françoise Dorléac

In 1942, French on June 14, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Françoise Dorléac (1942 – 1967) “A photographer asked if I would model fashion, then a producer saw my pictures and hired me for a small role in a film during the school holidays” – Les loups dans la bergerie (aka The Wolves In the Sheepfold 1960)

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Yvette Mimieux

In 1942, American on May 31, 2018 at 1:22 pm

Yvette Carmen Mimieux: first three credits: Platinum High School (May 1960), The Time Machine (August 1960), Where the Boys Are (December 1960); read more on Beach Party Movies WordPress and Tumblr.

Pamela Tiffin

In 1942, American on May 27, 2018 at 10:39 am

Pamela Tiffin (born Pamela Tiffin Wonso, 13 October 1942, Oklahoma City Oklahoma): Come Fly with Me (1963), For Those Who Think Young (1964), The Lively Set (1964), The Pleasure Seekers (1964).

Pamela Tiffin

In 1942, American on May 27, 2018 at 10:38 am

Pamela Tiffin (born Pamela Tiffin Wonso, 13 October 1942, Oklahoma City Oklahoma): Come Fly with Me (1963), For Those Who Think Young (1964), The Lively Set (1964), The Pleasure Seekers (1964).

Edy Williams blonde

In 1942, American on May 7, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Edy Williams (born 1942): from unnamed call-girl in sexploitation shocker A House Is Not A Home (1964), to Russ Meyer’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) to a final film appearance in Bad Girls from Mars (1990).

Imogen Hassall (1942 – 1980)

In 1942, British on May 6, 2018 at 1:33 pm

Imogen Hassall: British actress born 25 August 1942, Woking UK; died: 16 November 1980, age 38, Wimbledon UK; overdose of barbiturates.

Hassall enjoyed a prolific career in British television and films until the early seventies, most memorably in Carry on Loving and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970). Failing to find screen work due to alcoholism, she appeared in small touring theatre productions and worked as a waitress.

Actress friend Suzanna Leigh found Hassall dead in her apartment on the morning  they had planned to take a holiday.

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Edy Williams

In 1942, American on April 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Edy Williams (born 1942): from unnamed call-girl in sexploitation shocker A House Is Not A Home (1964), to Russ Meyer’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) to a final film appearance in Bad Girls from Mars (1990).

Carol Lynley

In 1942, American on April 29, 2018 at 5:06 am

Carol Lynley (born 1942): on the cover of LIFE magazine as Carolyn Lee in 1957, teen mother in Blue Denim (1959), nude in Playboy 1965, singing in The Poseidon Adventure (1972).

Britt Ekland

In 1942, Swedish on April 29, 2018 at 5:02 am

Britt Ekland: Swedish-born actress (1942) who started in Italian movies, then British films, Hollywood movies and UK television.

Françoise Dorléac (1942 – 1967)

In 1942, French on April 22, 2018 at 6:41 am

Françoise Dorléac: French actress and elder sister of Catherine Deneuve; born 21 March 1942, Paris France; died: 26 June 1967, age 25, Villeneuve-Loubet France; automobile accident.

Françoise Dorleac made her first film when she just 15. “A photographer asked if I would model for some fashion pictures and I said fine. A producer saw my pictures in the press and hired me for a small role for a film during the school holidays.” Françoise made sixteen films during her short career, including Roman Polanski’s classic film Cul de Sac, in which she brilliantly captured the self-obsessed Teresa against the weak and dominated, Donald Pleasance, as George. Françoise gave substance to Francois Truffaut’s tale of adultery La Peau Douce (aka The Soft Skin), and was almost a match for Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer in Ken Russell’s greatly under-rated The Billion Dollar Brain. Dangerous Minds.

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