Sue Lyon

Sue Lyon

Highest Rated: 100% Seven Women (1966)

Lowest Rated: 40% Evel Knievel (1971)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1946

Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, USA

This blonde ingenue made a rocky transition to leading lady. Lyon won the controversial role of Dolores Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" (1962). From the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, Kubrick's "Lolita," although a toned-down version of the story, was nonetheless one of the most notorious films of its day and Lyon rode to fame on its coattails. She played a similar role in John Huston's "Night of the Iguana" (1964), competing for the affections of Richard Burton's defrocked alcoholic preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, and she played an innocent in John Ford's last film, "Seven Women" (1965). She continued to work in films and television throughout the 1960s and 70s. Sue Lyon died in Los Angeles on December 26, 2019 at the age of 73.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 48% Alligator ABC Newswoman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet River of Promises Caroline (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fun Girls Lynn (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready Wendy Sutherland (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 11% End of the World Sylvia Boran (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 20% Crash Kim Denne (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 43% Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Burnsey (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 20% Invisible Strangler Darlene DeLong (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Autopsy Angela (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Love, Perhaps to Die Ana Vernia (Character) - 1973
40% 36% Evel Knievel Linda (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet But I Don't Want to Get Married! Laura (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Rode Out Myra Polsen (Character) - 1969
75% 65% The Flim Flam Man Bonnie Lee Packard (Character) - 1967
63% 59% Tony Rome Diana Pines (Character) - 1967
100% 69% Seven Women Emma Clark (Character) - 1966
73% 85% The Night of the Iguana Charlotte Goodall (Character) - 1964
91% 84% Lolita Lolita (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1964

QUOTES FROM Sue Lyon CHARACTERS

Lolita Haze says: 'Fraid somebody's gonna steal your ideas and sell 'em to Hollywood, huh?