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Lynda Carter Fights Stella Stevens in Wonder Woman Pilot
Lynda Carter Fights Stella Stevens in Wonder Woman Pilot
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Stella Stevens on why Jerry Lewis snubbed her (Dean!)
Stella Stevens on why Jerry Lewis snubbed her (Dean!)
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Stella Stevens talks about Irwin
Stella Stevens talks about Irwin's cheapness
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Stella Stevens in stockings
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Stella Stevens In Silencers Is Stripped by Dean Martin
Stella Stevens In Silencers Is Stripped by Dean Martin
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POSEIDON ADVENTURE Celeb-rations w CAROL LYNLEY & STELLA STEVENS Live at CASTRO THEATRE - 1995
POSEIDON ADVENTURE Celeb-rations w CAROL LYNLEY & STELLA STEVENS Live at CASTRO THEATRE - 1995
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Vera and Stella Stevens
Vera and Stella Stevens
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Ballad of Cable Hogue - Stella Stevens - Great Moments In Cleavage
Ballad of Cable Hogue - Stella Stevens - Great Moments In Cleavage
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Jerry Lewis and Stella Stevens/The Nutty Professor outtake
Jerry Lewis and Stella Stevens/The Nutty Professor outtake
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Movie Legends - Stella Stevens
Movie Legends - Stella Stevens
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Long nails Stella Stevens and Morgan Fairchild at the end of Season 1
Long nails Stella Stevens and Morgan Fairchild at the end of Season 1
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Stella Stevens & Jim Brown
Stella Stevens & Jim Brown
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Stella Stevens falls in the mud during a rainstorm
Stella Stevens falls in the mud during a rainstorm
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Stella Stevens "The Nutty Professor"
Stella Stevens "The Nutty Professor"
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Tribute to Stella Stevens
Tribute to Stella Stevens
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Stella Stevens is Stunning in Classic Western Movie
Stella Stevens is Stunning in Classic Western Movie
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The Day the Earth Moved (1974) Jackie Cooper, Stella Stevens
The Day the Earth Moved (1974) Jackie Cooper, Stella Stevens
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Jerry Lewis Stella Stevens "The Nutty Professor" 1963 behind the scenes newsreel
Jerry Lewis Stella Stevens "The Nutty Professor" 1963 behind the scenes newsreel
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Stella Stevens 1992 interview with Brad Lemack (Courtesy of RerunIt.com)
Stella Stevens 1992 interview with Brad Lemack (Courtesy of RerunIt.com)
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A Tribute to Stella Stevens
A Tribute to Stella Stevens
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Stella Stevens
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Stella Stevens Tribute
Stella Stevens Tribute
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Chained Heat (1983) Edited Trailer - Linda Blair, Sybil Danning, Stella Stevens
Chained Heat (1983) Edited Trailer - Linda Blair, Sybil Danning, Stella Stevens
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Advance to the Rear (1964) Official Trailer - Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens Movie HD
Advance to the Rear (1964) Official Trailer - Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens Movie HD
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Stella Stevens star of The Poseidon Adventure gives picks for Dancing With The Stars All Stars
Stella Stevens star of The Poseidon Adventure gives picks for Dancing With The Stars All Stars
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Nutty Professor Bloopers - Jerry Lewis Directs Stella Stevens
Nutty Professor Bloopers - Jerry Lewis Directs Stella Stevens
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Stella Stevens CFCW Radio: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Stella Stevens CFCW Radio: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
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Stella Stevens with long red nails smoking a cigarette
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The Silencers(Stella Stevens with hiccups)
The Silencers(Stella Stevens with hiccups)
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Bonanza - Silent Thunder, starring Stella Stevens, directed by Robert Altman
Bonanza - Silent Thunder, starring Stella Stevens, directed by Robert Altman
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RADIO ROBOTS  MY STELLA STEVENS DREAM
RADIO ROBOTS MY STELLA STEVENS DREAM
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Arnold 1973 MoviesHistorys [Hot Adult]
Arnold 1973 MoviesHistorys [Hot Adult]
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Arnold 1973 DVD Roddy McDowell, Stella Stevens
Arnold 1973 DVD Roddy McDowell, Stella Stevens
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STELLA STEVENS & CAROL LYNLEY reenact POSEIDON ADVENTURE -NEW YEARS EVE scene. Total  Camp!
STELLA STEVENS & CAROL LYNLEY reenact POSEIDON ADVENTURE -NEW YEARS EVE scene. Total Camp!
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Peaches & Stella Stevens Sensual Lesbians Kissing
Peaches & Stella Stevens Sensual Lesbians Kissing
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Stella Stevens & Jason Robards - Butterfly Mornings and Wild Flower Afternoons
Stella Stevens & Jason Robards - Butterfly Mornings and Wild Flower Afternoons
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Stella Stevens with a beautiful long nails
Stella Stevens with a beautiful long nails
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Everything I Do (I Do It For You) sung by STELLA STEVENS
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) sung by STELLA STEVENS
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Stella Stevens BLONDE BOMBSHELL
Stella Stevens BLONDE BOMBSHELL
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Stella Stevens in Sweet SEE Thru SiLk Shirt
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Maniac get out of his hands with long nails Stella Stevens
Maniac get out of his hands with long nails Stella Stevens
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Advance to the Rear 1964 Official Trailer   Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens Movie HD
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Happy Birthday, Stella Stevens @ October 01
Happy Birthday, Stella Stevens @ October 01
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TV spot for ARNOLD -  Stella Stevens
TV spot for ARNOLD - Stella Stevens
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The Nutty Professor El profesor chiflado
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Ernest Borgnine and Stella Stevens
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Stella Stevens
Stella Stevens.jpg
Born Estelle Caro Eggleston
(1938-10-01) October 1, 1938 (age 75)[1]
Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.
Occupation Actress, director
Years active 1959–present
Spouse(s) Noble Herman Stephens (m. 1954–57); divorced; 1 child
Partner(s) Bob Kulick (1983–present)
Children Andrew Stevens (b. 1955)
Website
www.stellastevens.biz

Stella Stevens (born October 1, 1938)[2] is an American film, television, and stage actress. She began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular films as The Nutty Professor (1963), The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963), The Silencers (1966), Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972).

Stevens also appeared in numerous television series, miniseries, and movies, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1960, 1988), Bonanza (1960), The Love Boat (1977, 1983), Hart to Hart (1979), Newhart (1983), Murder, She Wrote (1985), Magnum, P.I. (1986), Highlander: The Series (1995), and Twenty Good Years (2006).[3] In 1960 she won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress.[4][5] Stevens has also worked as a film producer, director, and writer.[3][6] She appeared in three Playboy pictorials, and was Playmate of the Month for January 1960.

Early life[edit]

She was born Estelle Caro Eggleston in 1938 in Yazoo City, Mississippi,[N 1] the only child of Thomas Ellett Eggleston and his wife Estelle (née Caro).[1] One of her great-grandfathers was Henry Clay Tyler, an early settler from Boston and a jeweler who gave the Yazoo City courthouse cupola its clock.[8]

When Stevens was four years old, her parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where they lived on Carrington Road near Highland Street.[9] Her father was an insurance salesman, and her mother was a nurse.[8][9] Stevens attended St. Anne's Catholic School on Highland Street and Sacred Heart School on Jefferson Avenue, finishing her final year of high school in 1955 at the Memphis Evening School at Memphis Tech High School.[9][10]

At the age of 16, she married electrician Noble Herman Stephens on December 1, 1954, probably in Memphis. They had one child, Herman Andrew Stephens, who would later be known as actor/producer Andrew Stevens. He is Stella's only child. The couple divorced in 1957 but Stella and her son retained a variation of her ex-husband's surname as their own professional surnames. While studying at Memphis State College, she became interested in acting and modeling. While performing in a college production of Bus Stop, Stevens was discovered and offered a contract with 20th Century Fox.[1]

Film career[edit]

Stella Stevens
Playboy centerfold appearance
January 1960
Preceded by Ellen Stratton
Succeeded by Susie Scott
Personal details
Measurements Bust: 37"
Waist: 22"
Hips: 40"
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 118 lb (54 kg; 8.4 st)

Stevens made her film debut in Say One for Me (1959), a modest musical produced by and starring Bing Crosby, appearing in the minor role of a chorus girl. Stevens' contract with 20th Century-Fox was dropped after six months. After winning the role of Appassionata Von Climax in the musical Li'l Abner (1959), she signed a contract with Paramount Pictures (1959-1963). In 1960, she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her performance in Say One for Me,[4] sharing the distinction with fellow up-and-comers Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson, and Janet Munro.[4][5]

Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s Stevens achieved success as a model. When high-speed Ektachrome film was introduced in 1959, Stevens was the first person ever photographed for a formal portrait by the light of a single candle and several reflectors for the cover of a photography magazine.[citation needed] In January 1960 she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month, and was also featured in Playboy pictorials in 1965 and 1968. She was included in Playboy magazine's 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century, appeared at number 27. During the 1960s she was one of the most photographed women in the world.[8]

In 1962, Stevens starred opposite Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls!. The following year she appeared in two successful comedy films: Jerry Lewis's The Nutty Professor (1963), and Vincente Minnelli's The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) playing the would-be Miss Montana beauty queen. In 1964, she signed a contract with Columbia Pictures (1964–1968). Following appearances in Synanon (1965) and The Secret of My Success (1965), Stevens starred opposite Dean Martin in the Matt Helm spy spoof The Silencers (1966). Her final film for Columbia was Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968) in which she played "Sister George".

In 1970, Stevens starred opposite Jason Robards in Sam Peckinpah's The Ballad of Cable Hogue, for which she received positive reviews. In his review in The New York Times, Roger Greenspun wrote, "But it is Stella Stevens, at last in a role good enough for her, who most wonderfully sustains and enlightens the action."[11] In 1972 she starred in Irwin Allen's The Poseidon Adventure with Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, and Shelley Winters. Stevens played the role of Linda Rogo, the "refreshingly outspoken" ex-prostitute wife of Borgnine's character.[12] Although she continued to appear in feature films for the next four decades, Stevens shifted the focus of her career to television series, miniseries, and movies.

Television career[edit]

Stella Stevens and Hugh O'Brian, General Electric Theater, 1961

Stevens appeared in several top television shows in the 1960s, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1960), General Electric Theater (1960, 1961), and Ben Casey (1964). One of her earliest television appearances was in a 1960 episode of Bonanza, "Silent Thunder", playing a deaf mute. In the early 1970s she began working regularly in television series, miniseries, and movies. She appeared in episodes in such popular series as Banacek (1973) and Police Story (1975), as well as the pilot films for Wonder Woman (1975), The Love Boat (1977) and Hart to Hart (1979). In 1979 she appeared along with her son Andrew in the The Oregon Trail (1977) episode "Hannah's Girl".

In the 1980s she continued to work regularly in popular television series such as Newhart (1983), The Love Boat (1983), Fantasy Island (1983), Highway to Heaven (1984), Murder, She Wrote (1985), Magnum, P.I. (1986), and Father Dowling Mysteries (1987). Stevens appears in 34 episodes of the prime-time soap opera, Flamingo Road (1981–82), as Lute-Mae Sanders, the former madam of a brothel. From 1989 to 1990, she had a role on Santa Barbara as Phyllis Blake. Her string of appearances in popular television series continued into the 1990s with The Commish (1993), Burke's Law (1994), Highlander: The Series (1995), Silk Stalkings (1996), and General Hospital (1996, 1999). She also appeared in the critically acclaimed miniseries, In Cold Blood (1996). Her television career continued into the 2000s when she appeared in an episode of Twenty Good Years (2006).

Additional work[edit]

Stevens appeared in several stage productions, including a touring production of an all-female version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple opposite Sandy Dennis. Stevens played the Oscar Madison character. She produced and directed two films, The Ranch (1989) and The American Heroine (1979). In 1999, she co-wrote a novel titled, Razzle Dazzle, about a Memphis-born singer named Johnny Gault.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In late 1976 Stevens purchased a ranch in Methow Valley near Carlton, Washington, on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains.[13] She also opened an art gallery and bakery in the nearby small town of Twisp, Washington.[13] She sold her Methow Valley ranch in 1988.

In 1983 Stevens began a long-term relationship with rock guitarist Bob Kulick; they share Stevens' Beverly Hills home.[14] In 2005 Stevens was awarded the Reel Cowboys Silver Spur Award for her notable contribution to the Western genre.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

As director[edit]

  • The American Heroine (1979)
  • The Ranch (1989)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Sources frequently cited her birthplace as Hot Coffee, Mississippi, but the moniker was simply a nickname for Meridian.[7]
  2. ^ Stevens appears with her son, Andrew Stevens, in this episode.
Citations
  1. ^ a b c Pylant, James. "The Deep Southern Roots of Stella Stevens". Genealogy Magazine. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Born 1938 per Ancestry.com; aged 1 in April 1940 (1940 census)
  3. ^ a b "Stella Stevens". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Stella Stevens profile at". Golden Globes. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Awards for Stella Stevens". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Stevens, Stella; Hegner, William (1999). Razzle Dazzle. New York: Forge. ISBN 978-0312853792. 
  7. ^ "Stella Stevens biography". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c Nicholas, Teresa. "Stella Stevens: From the Yazoo hills to Beverly Hills". Delta Magazine. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c Lauderdale, Vance (December 2011). "Stella!". Memphis Magazine. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ Lauderdale, Vance (January 12, 2012). "Meet Stella Stevens Before She Became 'Stella Stevens'". Memphis Magazine. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ Greenspun, Roger (May 14, 1970). "Sam Peckinpah's 'Ballad of Cable Hogue'". The New York Times. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ Weiler, A.H. (December 13, 1972). "'Poseidon Adventure' Arrives". The New York Times. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Twisp Looks Good After Beverly Hills". Spokane Daily Chronicle. May 9, 1978. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  14. ^ Sanz, Cynthia (October 22, 1990). "'Ear Ye, 'Ear Ye". People 34 (16). Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  15. ^ O'Connell, Danny. "Stella Stevens". Reel Cowboys. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 

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