Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Carol Lynley strokes a pussycat

In 1942, American on August 16, 2017 at 12:11 pm

‘Once You Kiss a Stranger’ (1970). Carol Lynley sets about things as if her real purpose were publicity, and the point of the plot (let alone whatever meaning it might have been given) is lost in her expertise with sneaky creepy TV cameras, edited tapes, and the fancier paraphernalia of blackmail. Committed to a spiritual desert between the golf course and the gossip column, “Once You Kiss a Stranger” wastes even its random cruelties in conspicuous display. Among the cast, Carol Lynley seems more interesting than her role. The New York Times. Published: April 16, 1970.

Claudine Auger in the studio

In 1942, French on August 13, 2017 at 11:14 am

Claudine Auger (born 1942) is a French actress who started her career in the early 1960s. At the age of 15 she became 1958’s Miss France. She attended the St. Joan of Arc College and the Paris Drama Conservatory, and got an uncredited film role while still studying. On the set, she met the film’s writer and director, 41 year old Pierre Gaspard-Huit. They married two years later, and Pierre’s influence helped to propel Claudine’s European career. By the time she got her role in “Thunderball” in 1965, she had starred in over ten films, which were mostly lower budget French productions. She was vacationing in Nassau at the time, and co-producer Kevin McClory had spotted her and suggested that she audition for Domino. The role as Domino Derval greatly accelerated her European career. She went on to star in many films and TV shows, mostly in French, Italian and Spanish. 007James.

Sandra Dee 1942 – 2005

In 1942, American on August 11, 2017 at 10:03 am

In 1959, the 5ft 5ins tall Dee was seen to embody the wholesome, all-American ideal in Gidget (a nickname meaning “girl midget”). Despite not measuring up to the bikinied girls on the beach, she is courted by the two grooviest surfers in town, Moondoggie (James Darren) and Kahoona (Cliff Robertson).

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Imogen Hassall 1942 – 1980

In 1942, British on August 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Imogen Hassall’s private life was tabloid’s dream. A regular on the party circuit and attending movie premieres, she was labelled “the Countess of Cleavage.” Her life had become a rollercoaster and her career was in a rapid decline. After several previous suicide attempts, Imogen finally succeeded on November 16th 1980. Aged just 38, Imogen died in her London home from an overdose of Tuinal pills, a combination drug used as a sedative. Tina Aumont’s Eyes.

Daliah Lavi 1942 – 2017

In 1942, Israeli on August 8, 2017 at 10:17 am

Israeli actress Daliah Lavi, who starred in 1967’s James Bond spoof “Casino Royale,” has died at her home in Asheville, N.C. She was 74. Lavi also saw success as a singer with German pop hits “Oh, wann kommst du?” (“When Are You Coming?”) and “Willst du mit mihr geh’n?” (“Do You Want to Go With Me?”). Variety.

Barbra Streisand in The Owl and The Pussycat 1970

In 1942, American on August 7, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Barbra Streisand: born 1942. “Miss Streisand survives “The Owl and The Pussycat” because, even though she never sings, it’s possible to remember what happens when she does: through the force of a mysterious, implacable talent, she goes a long way toward making one agree that she is the greatest star. Without a song, she simply isn’t.” Vincent Canby, New York Times.

Magda Konopka, Victoria Vetri, Imogen Hassall

In 1942, 1943, 1944, American, British, Polish on August 6, 2017 at 12:00 am

Magda Konopka (born 1943, Warsaw Poland), Victoria Vetri (born 1944 San Francisco USA – currently in jail for murder), Imogen Hassall (1942 – 1980; died of a drug overdose) in When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970).

Stefanie Powers diving

In 1942, American on August 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm

Stefanie Powers: born Stefanie Zofya Paul, 2 November 1942, Hollywood Los Angeles California USA. First credited as “Taffy Paul”, including Tammy Tell Me True (1961) with Sandra Dee. Starred in The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)and Hart to Hart (TV 1979-84).

Edy Williams

In 1942, American on August 3, 2017 at 12:47 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 screen role as Emanuelle the European Sex Bomb in Bad Girls from Mars (1990).

Sandra Dee at 16 years of age

In 1942, American on August 3, 2017 at 11:29 am

Sandra Dee (23 April 1942 – 20 February 2005) star of Gidget (1959). More on Beach Party Movies WordPress and Tumblr.