Stella Stevens

Highest Rated: 100% The Ladies' Man (1961)
Lowest Rated: 14% Nickelodeon (1976)
Birthday: Oct 1, 1936
Birthplace: Not Available
Mississippi-born Stella Stevens was a wife, mother, and divorcée before she was 17. While studying medicine at Memphis State College, Stevens became interested in acting and modeling. The notoriety of her nude spread in Playboy magazine was quickly offset by the public's realization that she had genuine talent, particularly in the comedy field. Stevens' many delightful comic characterizations include Apassionata von Climax in the movie version of Li'l Abner (1959), Glenn Ford's drum-playing girlfriend in Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963), and the klutzy heroine in the Matt Helm opus The Silencers (1966). She also showed up in a brace of 1960s cult favorites: Elvis Presley's Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) and Jerry Lewis' Nutty Professor (1963), her presence in the latter film was celebrated by Lewis' utilization of the Victor Young musical piece "Stella by Starlight." Despite consistently good work, Stevens never achieved the full stardom that she deserved: When she posed again for Playboy in 1968, she admitted that it was purely to get people to attend her films. Stevens worked steadily on television since the late '50s, appearing regularly on the Flamingo Road series from 1981 to 1982. She switched to the other side of cameras in the 1980s, producing the documentary The American Heroine and directing the inexpensive Canadian feature The Ranch (1989). Stella Stevens is the mother of actor Andrew Stevens, and was very briefly the mother-in-law of actress Kate Jackson.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Glass Trap Joan 2005
No Score Yet Pop Star Henrietta 2005
No Score Yet Blessed Betty 2004
No Score Yet Eye of the Stranger Actor 2004
No Score Yet Wacko Mrs. Doctor Graves 2003
57% Jim Brown: All-American Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Long Ride Home Fiona Champyon 2001
No Score Yet By Dawn's Early Light Eli 2000
No Score Yet The Christmas List Natalie Parris 1997
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Mama Max 1997
No Score Yet Bikini Hotel Gail Regent 1997
No Score Yet Invisible Mom Mrs. Pringle 1996
No Score Yet The Nutty Nut Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Granny Granny 1995
No Score Yet Virtual Combat Mary 1995
No Score Yet Star Hunter Actor 1995
No Score Yet Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III Frannie Sibley 1994
No Score Yet Molly & Gina Mrs. Sweeny 1994
No Score Yet Hard Drive Actor 1994
No Score Yet Illicit Dreams Cicily 1994
No Score Yet Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure Fran 1994
No Score Yet South Beach Nancy 1993
No Score Yet Eye of the Stranger Doc 1993
No Score Yet The Terror Within II Actor 1990
No Score Yet Exiled Sonny Moore 1990
No Score Yet Last Call Betty Dubois 1990
No Score Yet Down the Drain Sophia 1989
No Score Yet Mom Beverly Hills 1989
No Score Yet The Ranch Director 1988
No Score Yet Power, Passion and Murder Actor 1987
No Score Yet Monster in the Closet Margo Crane 1987
No Score Yet Neat & Tidy Actor 1987
No Score Yet The Longshot Nicki Dixon 1986
No Score Yet Amazons Kathryn Lundquist 1984
56% Chained Heat Capt. Taylor 1983
No Score Yet Twirl Carolyn Moore 1981
No Score Yet Children of Divorce Actor 1980
No Score Yet Make Me an Offer Deidre Price 1980
No Score Yet Express to Terror Actor 1979
No Score Yet Cruise into Terror Actor 1978
33% The Manitou Amelia Crusoe 1978
No Score Yet Mister Deathman Actor 1977
No Score Yet Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging Martha McVea 1977
14% Nickelodeon Marty Reeves 1976
No Score Yet Wanted: The Sundance Woman Actor 1976
No Score Yet Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Bianca Javin / Dragon Lady 1975
No Score Yet Las Vegas Lady Lucky 1975
No Score Yet Arnold Karen 1973
79% The Poseidon Adventure Linda Rogo 1972
No Score Yet Slaughter Ann 1972
No Score Yet A Town Called Hell Alvira 1971
93% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Hildy 1970
No Score Yet The Mad Room Ellen Hardy 1969
No Score Yet How to Save a Marriage---and Ruin Your Life Carol Corman 1968
No Score Yet Where Angels Go---Trouble Follows! Sister George 1968
No Score Yet Sol Madrid Stacey Woodward 1968
No Score Yet The Silencers Gail 1966
No Score Yet The Secret of My Success Violet Lawson 1965
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear Martha Lou Williams 1964
85% The Nutty Professor Stella Purdy 1963
No Score Yet The Courtship of Eddie's Father Dollye Daly 1963
40% Girls! Girls! Girls! Robin Gantner 1962
86% Too Late Blues Jess Polanski 1961
100% The Ladies' Man Actor 1961
No Score Yet Li'l Abner Appassionata Von Climax 1959
No Score Yet Say One for Me Chorine 1959

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Highlander
1992-1998
Margaret
  • 1995
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Loretta Zachary van der Post
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Sally Mestin
  • 1985
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest Stella
  • 1984
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Irene
  • 1984
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Erica
  • 1983
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Marcia
  • 1975
No Score Yet Ben Casey
1961-1966
Jane Hancock
  • 1964
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Judy
  • 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Ann Croft
  • 1960

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