Yazoo City, Mississippi
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Playboy Playmate of the Month January 1960
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Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Director
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Stella Stevens (born October 1, 1938) 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). In 1960 she won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. Stevens has also worked as a film producer, director, and writer. She appeared in three Playboy pictorials, and was Playmate of the Month for January 1960.
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).[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.
When Stevens was four years old, her parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where they lived on Carrington Road near Highland Street. Her father was an insurance salesman, and her mother was a nurse. 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.
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.
Full Name at Birth
Estelle Caro Eggleston
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Film Producer, Director, Pin-Up Model
Stella Stevens (born Estelle Eggleston; October 1, 1938) is an American film, television, and stage actress. She began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular films as Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962), 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).
Andrew Stevens (son)
Thomas Ellett Eggleston
Estelle Caro Eggleston
Memphis Evening School at Memphis Tech High School (1955), St. Anne's Catholic School, Memphis, Sacred Heart School, Memphis
Memphis State College
Print ads: Coppertone Tanning Lotion (1962-63)., Has her own fragrance line, "Sexy", with "Gold Label" for women and "Black Label" for men.
www.nndb.com/people/035/000108708/, www.facebook.com/pages/Stella-Stevens/113281679617, www.playboy.com/girls/view/stella-stevens, www.stellastevens.biz, stellastevens.biz
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