Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Yvonne Craog eating icecream on ice

In 1937, American on August 13, 2017 at 11:31 am

Yvonne Craog (1937 – 2015). The dark-haired beauty, a native of Taylorville, Ill., began her theatrical career at age 17 as the youngest member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She traveled the U.S. and was with the troupe for three years when she was discovered by director John Ford’s agent son Patrick and cast for the lead in the movie “The Young Land” (1959). She then starred opposite Elvis Presley in the films “It Happened at the World’s Fair” (1963) and “Kissin’ Cousins” (1964). The two dated for a spell. Her film résumé also included “The Gene Krupa Story” (1959), “7 Women From Hell” (1961) — with future Joker villain Cesar Romero — “Ski Party” (1965) and “Mars Needs Women” (1967). The Hollywood Reporter.

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.

Stella Stevens

In 1938 on August 11, 2017 at 9:52 am

After a failed teenage marriage, which produced a son (actor, director and producer Andrew Stevens) Stella moved, over parents’ objections, to Hollywood, where she embarked on a movie career. They, along with her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, practically disowned her when she did the Playboy layout. The results of appearing in the magazine firmly established her as a sexpot (a term she despises) in the eyes of Hollywood and stunted her deep-rooted ambitions for directing films. Michael G. Ankerich.

Sylva Koscina 1933 – 1994

In 1933, Italian on August 11, 2017 at 9:46 am

Sylva Koscina, actress: born Zagreb 22 August 1933; died Rome 26 December 1994. Sweet, smiling, curvaceous Sylva Koscina was a symbol of the Italy of the Sixties, incarnating the optimism of the years of the Italian economic miracle. Throughout that period, Koscina was Italy’s version of a Hollywood glamour queen, and movie posters never failed to enhance her ample bosom. But she was no maneater. Even at the peak of her success, there was often a touch of sadness in the famous smile.”She had the typical melancholy of the Slavs,” recalled Dino Risi, who directed her in a series of comedy roles. “I never managed,” she herself admitted, “to unite the actress and the woman in a single person.” The Independent Online.

 

Raquel Welch

In 1940, American on August 11, 2017 at 9:40 am

Born Raquel Tejada, Chicago, September 5th, 1940, Bolivian father, American mother. Grew up in La Jolla, California. Homecoming queen, winner of local beauty contests.

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Suzy Kendall

In British on August 10, 2017 at 11:25 am

Suzy Kendall: born Freida Harrison 1 January 1937, England; on screen 1964 – 1977, including The Liquidator (1965), Circus of Fear (1966) and To Sir, with Love (1967).

Suzanna Leigh

In 1945, British on August 10, 2017 at 11:03 am

Suzanna Leigh: born Suzanna Smyth 26 July 1945, London England. On screen 1963 – 1978 including “The Pleasure Girls” (UK 1965), “Boeing, Boeing” (1965), Elvis Presley’s “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” (1966), spy spoof “Deadlier Than The Male” (1967), Hammer Horrors “Lust for a Vampire” (1971) and “Son of Dracula” (1974).

Giselle Boyer

In French on August 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Giselle | Gisèle | Gisela Boyer: French actress and model, credits include Au fil des ondes (1951), Die fünfte Kolonne (1963), Die lustigen Weiber von Tirol (1964) and Die Bräute meiner Söhne (1965).

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.

Meredith MacRae 1944 – 2000

In 1944, American on August 4, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Meredith MacRae (30 May 1944 – 14 July 2000). Beach Party (7-Aug-1963), Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964). More on Beach Party Movies WordPress and Tumblr.