Stella Stevens

Actor, Producer, Director
A popular screen siren of the early 1960s, actress Stella Stevens lent sex appeal to such popular light dramas and comedies as "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (1963) and "The Nutty Professor" (1964) before becoming a ... Read more »
Born: 10/01/1936 in Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Actor (107)

Glass Trap 2004 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

The Long Ride Home 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

By Dawn's Early Light 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

In Cold Blood 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Invisible Mom 1997 (Movie)

Mrs Pringle (Actor)

Star Hunter 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Arli$$ 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Subliminal Seduction 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Virtual Combat 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Body Chemistry IV 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hard Drive 1994 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Illicit Dreams 1994 (Movie)

Cicily (Actor)

South Beach 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Granny 1994 (Movie)

The Granny (Actor)

Body Chemistry 3 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eye of the Stranger 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Molly and Gina 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nutty Nut 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Terror Within II 1991 (Movie)

Kara (Actor)

Exiled in America 1990 (Movie)

Sonny Moore (Actor)

Last Call 1990 (Movie)

Betty Dubois (Actor)

Mom 1990 (Movie)

Beverly Hills (Actor)

Down the Drain 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 1989 Miss USA Pageant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Table at Ciro's 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Monster in the Closet 1987 (Movie)

Margo Crane (Actor)

Neat and Tidy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Longshot 1986 (Movie)

Nicki Dixon (Actor)

Amazons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

No Man's Land 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Wacko 1983 (Movie)

Marg Graves (Actor)

Chained Heat 1982 (Movie)

Captain Taylor (Actor)

Children of Divorce 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Remembered: Nashville to Hollywood 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Flamingo Road 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Hart to Hart 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The French Atlantic Affair 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Manitou 1978 (Movie)

Amelia Crusoe (Actor)

Nickelodeon 1976 (Movie)

Marty Reeves (Actor)

Arnold 1974 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold 1974 (Movie)

Dragon Lady (Actor)

Honky Tonk 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas Lady 1974 (Movie)

Lucky (Actor)

Linda 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

In Broad Daylight 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand Up and Be Counted 1972 (Movie)

Yvonne Kellermen (Actor)

The Poseidon Adventure 1972 (Movie)

Linda Rogo (Actor)

Slaughter 1971 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

A Town Called Hell 1970 (Movie)

Avila (Actor)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

Hildy (Actor)

The Bing Crosby Show (10/23/68) 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mad Room 1969 (Movie)

Ellen Hardy (Actor)

Sol Madrid 1968 (Movie)

Stacey Woodward (Actor)

Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows 1968 (Movie)

Sister George (Actor)

How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life 1967 (Movie)

Carol Clurman (Actor)

Ben Casey 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Rage 1965 (Movie)

Perla (Actor)

The Silencers 1965 (Movie)

Gail (Actor)

Synanon 1964 (Movie)

Joaney (Actor)

The Secret of My Success 1964 (Movie)

Violet Lawson (Actor)

The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1963 (Movie)

Dollye Daly (Actor)

Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962 (Movie)

Robin Gantner (Actor)

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nutty Professor 1962 (Movie)

Stella Purdy (Actor)

Man-Trap 1961 (Movie)

Nina Jameson (Actor)

Too Late Blues 1961 (Movie)

Jess Polanski (Actor)

Li'l Abner 1958 (Movie)

Appassionata Von Climax (Actor)

Say One For Me 1958 (Movie)

Chorine (Actor)

A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Children of Divorce (Movie)

(Actor)

Climb an Angry Mountain (TV Show)

Actor

Cruise into Terror (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Flamingo Road (TV Show)

Actor

Hell to Pay (TV Show)

Actor

Honky Tonk (Movie)

(Actor)

Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Me... Kill Me (TV Show)

Actor

Make Me an Offer (TV Show)

Actor

Man Against the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Marker (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Peyton Place (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas List (TV Show)

Actor

The Day the Earth Moved (TV Show)

Actor

The Jordan Chance (TV Show)

Actor

The New Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor

Twirl (TV Show)

Actor

Virtual Combat (TV Show)

Actor

Wanted: The Sundance Woman (TV Show)

Actor

Women of San Quentin (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

The Ranch 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A popular screen siren of the early 1960s, actress Stella Stevens lent sex appeal to such popular light dramas and comedies as "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (1963) and "The Nutty Professor" (1964) before becoming a staple of TV and low-budget films for the next three decades. Though a talented actress, especially in gentle comedies, casting agents found it difficult to see past Stevens' statuesque frame, which was the subject of three Playboy pictorials. Despite solid turns in Sam Peckinpah's "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" (1970) as Jason Robards' feisty lover and "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), Stevens never found the proper vehicle for her abilities, and spent most of her time under the radar in episodic TV or genuinely awful films like "Monster in the Closet" (1986). Nevertheless, she continued to log appearances well into her seventh decade, which was a testimony to her professionalism, talent and apparent good humor.

Relationships

Thomas Eggleston

Father

Dovey Estelle Eggleston

Mother

Noble Stephens

Husband
married on September 1, 1954 divorced

Andrew Stevens

Son
born in 1955 in Memphis TN

EDUCATION

Memphis State University

Memphis , Tennessee

Milestones

1996

Joined cast of ABC soap "General Hospital"

1989

Directed first feature film, "The Ranch"

1981

Starred on TV series, "Flamingo Road"

1979

Directed first feature-length documentary, "The American Heroine"

1970

TV film debut, "In Broad Daylight"

1962

TV debut on "Johnny Ringo" episode

1959

Film debut, "Say One For Me"

Formed production company, Stellavisions

Directorial debut with the A.F.I. Film, "Just For a Laugh"

Spotted by Fox talent scout in college production of "Bus Stop"

Modeled as Playboy centerfold at age 19

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