Sue Lyon

Sue Lyon

  • Highest Rated: 93% Lolita (1962)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Tony Rome (1967)
  • Birthday: Jul 10, 1946
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • "How could they make a movie out of Lolita?" screamed the print ads in 1962. By changing the 12-year-old object of Humbert Humbert's lust into a 15-year-old, that's how. Selected to portray Vladimir Nabokov's celebrated nymphet was Sue Lyon, who was 14 when she won the role. Unfortunately, Lyon was unable to live up to her Lolita publicity blitz in subsequent roles: any actress could have done as well as she did in films like Night of the Iguana (1965), The Flim Flam Man (1967), Tony Rome (1967) and Evel Knievel (1971). Beset with personal problems in the 1970s and 1980s, Sue Lyon's film appearances became increasingly infrequent; later she enjoyed another brief burst of press coverage when she married a prisoner who was serving a life sentence for murder.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Astral Factor Actor 2010
No Score Yet Murder In A Blue World Actor 2009
No Score Yet Invisible Strangler Actor 1984
No Score Yet Invisible Strangler Darlene DeLong 1981
84% Alligator News Reporter 1980
No Score Yet End of the World Sylvia Boran 1978
No Score Yet Towing Lynn 1978
No Score Yet Crash! Kim Denne 1977
No Score Yet Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Actor 1976
No Score Yet Murder in a Blue World Actor 1973
No Score Yet Evel Knievel Linda Knievel 1971
No Score Yet Four Rode Out Myra Polsen 1970
75% The Flim-Flam Man Bonnie Lee Packard 1967
50% Tony Rome Diana Pines 1967
No Score Yet 7 Women Emma Clark 1966
71% The Night of the Iguana Charlotte Goodall 1964
93% Lolita Lolita 1962

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
  • 1972

QUOTES FROM Sue Lyon CHARACTERS

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