Yvette Vickers

Yvette Vickers

  • Highest Rated: 98% Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
  • Birthday: Aug 26, 1936
  • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri
  • The daughter of musicians, this sultry femme fatale of late-'50s horror flicks had been the "White Rain" girl in television commercials before entering films in James Cagney's Short Cut to Hell (1957). (Prior to that she had reportedly been an extra in Sunset Blvd. (1950) while attending U.C.L.A.) Trained as a singer, Yvette Vickers (born Van Vedder) drifted into B-movies when the Cagney film flopped and is today best remembered for the horror movies she did for Roger Corman: Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958), as Allison Hayes's slatternly rival, and Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959). In the latter, playing Bruno Ve Sota's sluttish young wife, she is dragged into an underwater cage by the title creatures despite always professing a deep fear of drowning, her visible terror apparently quite real. Vickers, who did her fair share of television and stage appearances, was at the time better known for her extracurricular activities -- including a 15-year relationship with actor Jim Hutton and an on-again/off-again affair with Cary Grant -- and for a couple of important film roles that somehow slipped away: Lana Turner's daughter in Imitation of Life (1959) and the Carroll Baker part in The Carpetbaggers (1964). In later years, she concentrated on her singing career and made frequent personal appearances to discuss her work for Corman. On a bizarre note, Vickers was found deceased at her house in May 2011 in a condition which suggested that the body had been dead but lay undiscovered for nearly a year. No cause of death was immediately disclosed.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Evil Spirits Neighbor 1990
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Die Actor 1975
29% What's the Matter with Helen? Mrs. Barker 1971
43% Beach Party Yogi Girl 1963
81% Hud Lily Peters 1963
No Score Yet Pressure Point Drunken woman 1962
70% Attack of the Giant Leeches Liz Walker 1960
No Score Yet Juvenile Jungle Actor 1958
75% Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Honey Parker 1958
No Score Yet I, Mobster The Blonde 1958
No Score Yet Reform School Girl Roxy 1957
No Score Yet Short Cut to Hell Daisy 1957
98% Sunset Boulevard Girl on Telephone 1950

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