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STELLA STEVENS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Stella Stevens was born on October 1st, 1936 in Yazoo City, Mississippi with the birth name Estelle Carol Eggleston to parents, Dovey Estelle and Thomas Ellett Eggleston as an only child.  She got married very young at only fifteen years old and divorced a year later after having a child. 
 
Stella did manage, however, to continue her education and attend college at Memphis State College where she became exposed to acting and modeling.  When she was working as a model in a tea rook of Goldsmith's Department Store in Memphis Tennessee, a press agent from United Artists spotted her and said he could help her get into the industry if she came and met him in New York.  

The first company to sign her to contract was actually, 20th Century Fox, however after only six months of working with them, she ended her contract and signed with Paramount from 1959-1963.    
 
Her film debut was a small part in, "Say One for Me" (1959) followed by the film that grabbed the industries attention, "Li'l Abner" (1959).  Soon after this film, she did a Playboy centerfold spread that became one of the most popular issues as Playmate of the month for January.  Stella made two other appearance in Playboy in 1965 and 1968. 
 
Stella managed to work with some of the top names in the industry on films such as, "Too Late Blues" (1961) starring Bobby Darin, "Girl! Girls! Girls!" (1962) with Elvis Presley, "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (1963) starring Glenn Ford and "The Silencers" (1966) with Dean Martin.  She had also switched from Paramount to Columbia Pictures from 1964 to 1968.   

Her career never really stopped completely, but roles began to slow down and by the 70's she was mostly getting roles based on her appearance alone.  She starred in, "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" (1970) and "Slaughter" (1972) and these film roles were followed with a couple television appearances such as on, "The Love Boat" (1977-1983), "Flamingo Road" a soap opera in which she was a regular and on NBC's daytime drama, "Santa Barbara" (1989-1990). 
 
In 1981, Stella produced and directed a documentary called, "The American Heroine" (1979) followed by "The Ranch" (1989).  Even though she is still involved in the industry, she did try to distance her personal life slightly by moving to a small town in Washington and owning an art gallery. 


Filmography

2009 Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope
2006 Twenty Good Years
2005 Popstar 
2005 Hell to Pay 
2005 Glass Trap
2004 Blessed 
2003 The Long Ride Home 
2001 Strip Mall
2001 Size 'Em Up
2000 By Dawn's Early Light
1998 Viper 
1997 The Christmas List
1997 Nash Bridges 
1997 The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!
1997 Bikini Hotel
1963 General Hospital
1996 In Cold Blood
1996 Silk Stalkings
1996 Arli$$
1996 Invisible Mom
1996 Renegade  
1996 Subliminal Seduction
1995 Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure
1995 Phantasmagoria
1995 Virtual Combat 
1995 The Granny
1995 Dave's World 
1995 Highlander 
1995 Star Hunter
1994 Illicit Dreams 
1994 Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women
1994 Molly & Gina 
1994 Burke's Law 
1994 Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III
1994 Hard Drive
1993 South Beach 
1993 The Commish 
1993 Little Devils: The Birth 
1993 Eye of the Stranger 
1992 Exiled in America
1992 Dangerous Curves  
1992 The Nutt House 
1991 In the Heat of the Night
1991 Mom 
1991 Last Call 
1991 The Terror Within II 
1990 Dream On 
1990 Down the Drain 
1989-1990 Santa Barbara 
1989 Jake Spanner, Private Eye
1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1988 Man Against the Mob
1987 Father Dowling Mysteries 
1987 Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery
1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's 
1987 Adventures Beyond Belief
1986 Monster in the Closet 
1986 Magnum, P.I.  
1986 A Masterpiece of Murder
1986 The Longshot  
1986 The History of White People in America: Volume II
1985 Murder, She Wrote
1984 Night Court 
1984 Highway to Heaven 
1984 Hotel
1984 Amazons 1983 Fantasy Island
1983 Newhart
1983 Women of San Quentin
1977-1983 The Love Boat
1983 Chained Heat 
1983 Ladies Night
1983 Matt Houston
1982 Wacko 
1980-1982 Flamingo Road
1981 Twirl
1980 Children of Divorce
1980 Make Me an Offer
1979 Friendships, Secrets and Lies
1979 The French Atlantic Affair
1979 Hart to Hart
1979 Supertrain
1979 The Eddie Capra Mysteries 
1978 The Jordan Chance
1978 The Manitou 
1978 Cruise Into Terror
1977 The Oregon Trail
1977 Murder in Peyton Place
1977 Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging
1977 Mister Deathman 
1976 Nickelodeon 
1976 Wanted: The Sundance Woman
1976 Kiss Me, Kill Me
1975 The New Adventures of Wonder Woman M. 
1975 Police Story  
1975 Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
1975 Las Vegas Lady 
1974 The Day the Earth Moved
1974 Honky Tonk
1973 Arnold 
1973 Linda 
1973 Banacek
1972 Climb an Angry Mountain 
1972 The Poseidon Adventure 
1972 Hec Ramsey 
1972 Circle of Fear  
1972 Slaughter 
1972 Stand Up and Be Counted 
1971 In Broad Daylight
1971 A Town Called Hell 
1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue 
1969 The Mad Room
1968 Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! 
1968 Sol Madrid  
1968 How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life
1966 Rage
1966 The Silencers 
1965 The Secret of My Success 
1965 Synanon 
1964 Ben Casey
1964 Vacation Playhouse  
1964 Advance to the Rear 
1963 The Nutty Professor 
1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
1962 Girls! Girls! Girls!  
1962 Frontier Circus
1961 Follow the Sun
1961 Too Late Blues 
1960-1961 G.E. True Theater 
1961 Man-Trap 
1960 Riverboat  
1960 Bonanza 
1960 Hawaiian Eye 
1960 Johnny Ringo 
1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents  
1959 Li'l Abner
1959 The Blue Angel 
1959 Say One for Me 





Matinee Classics - Power, Passion, and Murder starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, George Murdock, Brian Kerwin, Darren McGavin and Stella Stevens
Matinee Classics - The Courtship of Eddie's Father starring Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Dina Merrill, Roberta Sherwood, Ron Howard and Jerry Van Dyke


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