Stella Stevens (Estelle Caro Eggleston) an american actress, pin-up model,film producer and director.
Stella was married at 15, a mother at 16 and divorced at 17. wow !
Stevens was first under contract to 20th Century Fox, then dropped after six months.
After winning the role of "Appassionata Von Climax" for the musical Li'l Abner (1959), she gained a contract with Paramount Pictures (1959-1963) and later Columbia Pictures (1964-1968).
She shared the 1960 Golden Globe Award for, "Most Promising Newcomer - Female," with Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson and Janet Munro for, Say One For Me.
In 1960, Stella Stevens was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for January (and had featured pictorials in 1965 and 1968).
She was listed among the 100 sexiest stars of the 20th Century (#27). During the 1960s, she was one of the 10 most photographed women in the world, along with Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Ann-Margret and Raquel Welch.
In 1962, Stevens starred opposite Elvis Presley in, Girls! Girls! Girls!. Later that year, she portrayed Jerry Lewis's love interest in, The Nutty Professor.
This was followed by other comic turns as the former "Miss Montana" beauty queen in Vincente Minnelli's The Courtship of Eddie's Father and as Dean Martin's inept partner in the "Matt Helm" spy spoof, The Silencers.
Stella Stevens was featured in Sam Peckinpah's, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, in 1970.
In 1972, she appeared in Irwin Allen's The Poseidon Adventure, as "Linda Rogo" (the former-hooker wife of Ernest Borgnine's character).
Throughout her career, Stevens appeared in dozens of TV shows and was a regular on the 1981-1982 prime-time soap opera Flamingo Road.