Supermodel-turned-actress who parlayed her looks into one of the major modeling careers of the 1970s and 80s. Hutton made her film debut in "Paper Lion" (1968) and won interesting notices for her performances in James Toback's "The Gambler" (1974) opposite James Caan, and as the wealthy adulteress in "American Gigolo" (1980). Important roles in major films were relatively few, however, and her acting career slowly diminished during the 80s with most of her appearances being in minor European features or American films ("Lassiter" 1985, "Once Bitten" 1985, "Guilty as Charged" 1992) which fizzled at the box office. Hutton's career blossomed anew in the 90s with a highly successful return to modeling, and acting offers following suit. Considerable media coverage as she approached age 50 highlighted her still exceptional, unashamedly middle-aged beauty, her love of world travel and anthropology, and her mature, mellow attitude towards the trappings of fame.