- Stella Stevens, an actress, has died at the age of 84.
- She was born Estelle Caro Eggleston in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1938.
- She was discovered by 20th Century Fox while performing at her college in Memphis, Tennessee.
- She co-starred with Elvis Presley in Girls. Girls. Girls! and with Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor.
- She was Playmate of the Month in January 1960 and appeared in multiple television shows.
Stella Stevens, an actress who co-starred with Elvis Presley in Girls. Girls. Girls! and with Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor, has died at the age of 84. She had been in a hospice for some time with Alzheimer’s disease.
Estelle Caro Eggleston, better known as Stella Stevens, was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1938. At the age of 16, she married electrician Noble Herman Stevens and gave birth to her first and only child, Andrew.
Stevens was discovered by 20th Century Fox while performing at her college in Memphis, Tennessee.
Her film debut as a chorus girl in Say One for Me earned her a Golden Globe in 1959.
In 1962, Stevens co-starred with Elvis Presley in Girls. Girls. Girls!, although she did not like the script.
She also played a student of Jerry Lewis’ socially awkward university lecturer in the 1963 sci-fi comedy The Nutty Professor.
One of Stevens’ most memorable roles was in the 1972 blockbuster The Poseidon Adventure, where she played one half of a newlywed couple.
She also modelled for Playboy multiple times, being Playmate of the Month in January 1960.
Through the 1970s and 1980s, Stevens worked steadily in television, appearing in Murder She Wrote, Magnum, P.I., Hart to Hart, The Love Boat and Wonder Woman.
She also directed two films – The American Heroine (1979) and The Ranch (1989), starring her son.
Her second husband and partner of 37 years, rock guitarist Bob Kulick, died in May 2020. Stevens is survived by her son Andrew.
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