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Marli Renfro Interview @Wondercon 2015
Marli Renfro Interview @Wondercon 2015
Published: 2015/04/07
Channel: Steampunk Starraisin
Marli Renfro interview
Marli Renfro interview
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Marli Renfro-Janet leigh
Marli Renfro-Janet leigh's Body Double is Psycho (2011)
Published: 2011/10/01
Channel: Reality Check TV
September 1960 Playboy Cover Girl MARLI RENFRO signing autograph at Glamourcon 52
September 1960 Playboy Cover Girl MARLI RENFRO signing autograph at Glamourcon 52
Published: 2011/11/09
Channel: e2coolblue
Gamefob At Wondercon 2013 - Marli Renfro
Gamefob At Wondercon 2013 - Marli Renfro
Published: 2013/04/05
Channel: Game Fob
OBM - Model - Marli Renfro
OBM - Model - Marli Renfro
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: Our Best Moments
Famous Location - Car Lot used in Hitchcock
Famous Location - Car Lot used in Hitchcock's "Psycho"
Published: 2013/01/06
Channel: Pirromount
myra davis videos
myra davis videos
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: Myra Serene Davis
Psycho - The shower scene (Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1960)
Psycho - The shower scene (Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1960)
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Great Movie Clips
At the Automat, pt. 4
At the Automat, pt. 4
Published: 2012/03/12
Channel: Cladrite Radio
Janet Lee
Janet Lee
Published: 2011/07/20
Channel: ETTV America 東森美洲電視
Behind the Screen - Psycho Review
Behind the Screen - Psycho Review
Published: 2011/03/02
Channel: dclark1025
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Cashaana Renfro
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Cashaana Renfro
Published: 2012/09/12
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
Psycho Shower Scene
Psycho Shower Scene
Published: 2012/10/31
Channel: couchpotatotheatre
78/52 | Trailer
78/52 | Trailer
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: MIFF
(LIVRE) La chronique de Gérard Collard - Coffret Noël Polar étranger poche
(LIVRE) La chronique de Gérard Collard - Coffret Noël Polar étranger poche
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: Griffenoiretv GérardCollard
Luxury Listing: Janet Leigh
Luxury Listing: Janet Leigh's Former Beverly Hills Home
Published: 2014/05/09
Channel: CBS Los Angeles
Janet Leigh as Marion Crane Colorized  - Psycho 1960
Janet Leigh as Marion Crane Colorized - Psycho 1960
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: My Colorful Past
Janet Leigh - Psycho shower scene (Interview)
Janet Leigh - Psycho shower scene (Interview)
Published: 2010/10/15
Channel: JAMESP0WER
Janet Leigh : "3  Times  Memorable ! "... in Movies   History.
Janet Leigh : "3 Times Memorable ! "... in Movies History.
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: Loefly
House on Greenapple Road TV Janet Leigh (1970)
House on Greenapple Road TV Janet Leigh (1970)
Published: 2013/09/30
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Brief Update 4.8.2015
Brief Update 4.8.2015
Published: 2015/04/08
Channel: Steampunk Starraisin
We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes
We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes
Published: 2015/10/27
Channel: Pop Up Studio
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - KayKay Renfro
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - KayKay Renfro
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
SUU VB Quick Takes - Marli Langford
SUU VB Quick Takes - Marli Langford
Published: 2010/09/29
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
Brief Update 4.6.2015
Brief Update 4.6.2015
Published: 2015/04/06
Channel: Steampunk Starraisin
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Marli Langford
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Marli Langford
Published: 2012/09/17
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
Psycho | Spying on Marion | Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
Psycho | Spying on Marion | Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
Published: 2014/12/05
Channel: PictureBox
PSYCHO SHOWER SCENE! BEST MOMENT! JANET LEIGH-ALFRED HITCHCOCK
PSYCHO SHOWER SCENE! BEST MOMENT! JANET LEIGH-ALFRED HITCHCOCK
Published: 2015/10/16
Channel: Ryan's Top 13 Horror Moments
PSYCHO II - Janet Leigh Interview
PSYCHO II - Janet Leigh Interview
Published: 2015/08/04
Channel: Robert Galluzzo
Patrol Car
Patrol Car
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: Bernard Herrmann - Topic
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh's Pipe Night at the Players Club NYC 23 June 1996 Part 2 Rex Reed
Published: 2011/12/10
Channel: soapbxprod
Marli e Nazo
Marli e Nazo
Published: 2013/09/20
Channel: Marli Lima
Sneak Peak at Marion Crane/Janet Leigh Psycho
Sneak Peak at Marion Crane/Janet Leigh Psycho
Published: 2016/04/16
Channel: Gothic Art Studio
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - Marli Langford
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - Marli Langford
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
1960 Democratic Convention Los Angeles Committee for the Arts
1960 Democratic Convention Los Angeles Committee for the Arts
Published: 2011/11/20
Channel: soapbxprod
Stunt Double Voodoo Dolls
Stunt Double Voodoo Dolls
Published: 2008/01/02
Channel: cornsnag
Scarlett Johansson to play Janet Leigh
Scarlett Johansson to play Janet Leigh
Published: 2012/03/06
Channel: StarXtreme
The Janet Leigh Collection
The Janet Leigh Collection
Published: 2011/10/01
Channel: FON RADIO
Miss Janet Leigh - "Hitchcock"
Miss Janet Leigh - "Hitchcock"
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: 20th Century Fox Chile
GameFob at Wondercon 2013 - Gamechurch
GameFob at Wondercon 2013 - Gamechurch
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: Game Fob
Next 2 by Magisto
Next 2 by Magisto
Published: 2012/10/07
Channel: Rico Renfro
SUU EDGE Project - Tyler Harnessing the Power of Wind
SUU EDGE Project - Tyler Harnessing the Power of Wind
Published: 2013/05/14
Channel: SUUUnivCollege
Host Janet Leigh urges Americans to vote during the Presidential election campaig...HD Stock Footage
Host Janet Leigh urges Americans to vote during the Presidential election campaig...HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/06/13
Channel: CriticalPast
Speed Drawing of Janet Leigh from Psycho
Speed Drawing of Janet Leigh from Psycho
Published: 2013/04/04
Channel: Michelle Weadock
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - Stephanie Stearman
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - Stephanie Stearman
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
Bootz Criminal
Bootz Criminal
Published: 2011/10/21
Channel: Philippe Maujard
SUU Volleyball Intro 2012
SUU Volleyball Intro 2012
Published: 2012/10/05
Channel: SUU Thundervision
The Perfect Secretary (1)
The Perfect Secretary (1)
Published: 2011/03/05
Channel: Shanahan - The Bad Girl Channel
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Jessica Johnson
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Jessica Johnson
Published: 2012/09/19
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
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Marli Renfro
Born 1938
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Showgirl, photographic model, actress
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Hair color Red

Marli Renfro (born 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American former showgirl, model, Playboy cover girl and actress.

She was the body double for Janet Leigh in the shower scene of the 1960 film Psycho.[1]

Early career[edit]

Renfro, described as a free spirit with a lifelong commitment to nudism,[2] appeared in many men's magazines including Ace, Adam, Beau, Dude, Escapade, Follies, Gala and Modern Man.[3] She also appeared on the cover of the September 1960 edition of Playboy.[4]

Renfro spent some time working as a showgirl in Las Vegas, and also worked as a Playboy Bunny.[5]

Film career[edit]

Unperturbed at working nude, Renfro was hired as the body double for the actress Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho. She was paid $500.[6] The shower scene in Psycho is considered one of the most famous scenes in cinema history.[7] It features more than 50 camera cuts in three minutes and took six days to film. Although nudity is implied in the rapid cuts, none is seen. Hitchcock and Leigh initially maintained that only Leigh appeared in the shower.[6] Only later did Hitchcock acknowledge that when Leigh's face is seen it is her, otherwise it is Renfro.[8]

Renfro subsequently appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's 1962 film Tonight for Sure.[9]

Confusion regarding death[edit]

During the filming of Psycho, Janet Leigh also had a stand-in to check lighting.[5] Her name was Myra Davis, also known as Myra Jones.[10] In 1988 Davis was raped and murdered by her neighbour and handyman Kenneth Dean Hunt.[11] Possibly due to fascination with the shower scene, sections of the media confused Davis's role and published that she had been Leigh's body double.[12] The BBC went further and not only asserted that Davis was Leigh's body double, but also that Davis was the voice of Norman Bates' mother,[13] although this character had been voiced by Virginia Gregg and Jeanette Nolan.[1] In his 2002 book Body Double, author Don Lasseter compounded the confusion and wrote that Davis and Renfro were the same person, meaning that Renfro was dead.[14]

Author Robert Graysmith, who had a lifelong fascination with Renfro, noted a comment by Davis's granddaughter that Davis would never have done nude work.[5] He set out to find Renfro and discovered that she was living in California. He subsequently wrote a book, The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock's Shower (2010), about Renfro's role in Psycho and the confusion over Davis's death.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Renfro married and is known as Marli Renfro Peterson.[16] She has lived in the Mojave Desert since 1970.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Psycho - cast". allmovie.com. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Kandel, Susan (23 March 2010). "'The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock's Shower,' by Robert Graysmith". latimes.com. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Marli Renfro". oldmags.com. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Playboy Cover September 1960". playboycoverarchive.com. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Hodgkinson, Will (29 March 2010). "Secrets of the Psycho shower". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Graysmith, Robert (27 March 2010). "Spotlight: Marli Renfro". timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Robb, Stephen (1 April 2010). "How Psycho changed cinema". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  8. ^ Leibowitz, Barry (1 February 2010). "Book 'Em: The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock's Shower". cbsnews.com. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  9. ^ Deming, Mark. "Tonight For Sure". nytimes.com. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Myra Jones". imdb.com. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  11. ^ Decker, Twila (15 May 2001). "The Man Who Almost Got Away". latimes.com. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "National News Briefs; Jurors Fail to Agree On Penalty in 2 Murders". nytimes.com. 25 March 2001. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  13. ^ "Jail for 'Psycho' killer". news.bbc.co.uk. 16 March 2001. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  14. ^ Johnson, Brian D. (11 February 2010). "The Psycho Effect". macleans.ca. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  15. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (3 April 2010). "The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder by David Thomson – The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock's Shower by Robert Graysmith". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  16. ^ "8 frames of "Psycho"". hitchcockwiki.com. 8 May 2008. Archived from the original on 9 April 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  17. ^ Ortuna Neil, Denise (February 2010). "Coachella Valley Confidential". The Sun Runner. p. 25. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 

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