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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
Gamefob At Wondercon 2013 - Marli Renfro
Gamefob At Wondercon 2013 - Marli Renfro
Published: 2013/04/05
Channel: Game Fob
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
OBM - Model - Marli Renfro
OBM - Model - Marli Renfro
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: Our Best Moments
(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
Psycho Shower Scene
Psycho Shower Scene
Published: 2012/10/31
Channel: couchpotatotheatre
Darby Hinton interview
Darby Hinton interview
Published: 2015/03/31
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Johnny Whitaker interview
Johnny Whitaker interview
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Marta Kristen interview
Marta Kristen interview
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Luxury Listing: Janet Leigh
Luxury Listing: Janet Leigh's Former Beverly Hills Home
Published: 2014/05/09
Channel: CBS Los Angeles
At the Automat, pt. 4
At the Automat, pt. 4
Published: 2012/03/12
Channel: Cladrite Radio
Max Wasa interview
Max Wasa interview
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Parker Stevenson interview
Parker Stevenson interview
Published: 2015/05/18
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Famous Location - Car Lot used in Hitchcock
Famous Location - Car Lot used in Hitchcock's "Psycho"
Published: 2013/01/06
Channel: Pirromount
Stunt Double
Stunt Double
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: SeanLegacy
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Cashaana Renfro
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Cashaana Renfro
Published: 2012/09/12
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
Psycho - The shower scene (Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1960)
Psycho - The shower scene (Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1960)
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Great Movie Clips
Cathy Silvers interview
Cathy Silvers interview
Published: 2015/02/03
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Steve Connors interview
Steve Connors interview
Published: 2015/11/22
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Jimmy Hunt interview
Jimmy Hunt interview
Published: 2015/09/21
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St - Oct 25 2012 - 10
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St - Oct 25 2012 - 10
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St - Oct 25 2012 - 09
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St - Oct 25 2012 - 09
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St   Oct 25 2012   03
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St Oct 25 2012 03
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St   Oct 25 2012   01
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St Oct 25 2012 01
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St   Oct 25 2012   04
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St Oct 25 2012 04
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St   Oct 25 2012   05
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St Oct 25 2012 05
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St   Oct 25 2012   02
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St Oct 25 2012 02
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St - Oct 25 2012 - 08
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St - Oct 25 2012 - 08
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St - Oct 25 2012 - 07
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St - Oct 25 2012 - 07
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St   Oct 25 2012   06
Southern Utah vs Sacramento St Oct 25 2012 06
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: JustLikeSteeling
Janet Leigh - Interview 1987
Janet Leigh - Interview 1987
Published: 2008/10/07
Channel: VintageEuroTV
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
Jimmy Garrett interview second one
Jimmy Garrett interview second one
Published: 2015/07/18
Channel: Rossiter Meets
10 Crazy Curses That Haunt Famous Actors And Movies
10 Crazy Curses That Haunt Famous Actors And Movies
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: Screen Rant
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - KayKay Renfro
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - KayKay Renfro
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
Next 2 by Magisto
Next 2 by Magisto
Published: 2012/10/07
Channel: Rico Renfro
Behind the Screen - Psycho Review
Behind the Screen - Psycho Review
Published: 2011/03/02
Channel: dclark1025
1960 Democratic Convention Los Angeles Committee for the Arts
1960 Democratic Convention Los Angeles Committee for the Arts
Published: 2011/11/20
Channel: soapbxprod
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Marli Langford
2012 SUU Volleyball Profiles - Marli Langford
Published: 2012/09/17
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
SUU VB Quick Takes - Marli Langford
SUU VB Quick Takes - Marli Langford
Published: 2010/09/29
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
Psycho UNCUT!
Psycho UNCUT!
Published: 2015/05/25
Channel: Nummer6
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - Marli Langford
2011 SUU VB Spotlights - Marli Langford
Published: 2011/08/17
Channel: SUU Thunderbirds
Kathy Coleman interview
Kathy Coleman interview
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Mike Connors interview second one
Mike Connors interview second one
Published: 2015/06/01
Channel: Rossiter Meets
Psycho | Spying on Marion | Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
Psycho | Spying on Marion | Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
Published: 2014/12/05
Channel: PictureBox
Miss Janet Leigh - "Hitchcock"
Miss Janet Leigh - "Hitchcock"
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: 20th Century Fox Chile
Speed Drawing of Janet Leigh from Psycho
Speed Drawing of Janet Leigh from Psycho
Published: 2013/04/04
Channel: Michelle Weadock
Marli e Nazo
Marli e Nazo
Published: 2013/09/20
Channel: Marli Lima
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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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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