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Stella Stevens

Highest Rated:   100% The Ladies' Man (1961)
Lowest Rated:   14% Nickelodeon (1976)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 Illicit Dreams
  • Cicily
1994
No Score Yet Molly & Gina
  • Mrs. Sweeny
1994
No Score Yet Hard Drive
  • Actor
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
43% The Manitou
  • Amelia Crusoe
1978
No Score Yet Mister Deathman
  • Actor
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 Advance to the Rear
  • Martha Lou Williams
1964
88% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Marcia
  • 1975

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