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Yvette Mimieux ACTOR


Yvette Mimieux was born on January 8th, 1942 in Hollywood, California with the birth name Yvette Carmen Mimieux to a French father and Mexican mother.  When she was growing up, she entered a beauty competition and was one of the four girls picked by Elvis Presley to come to the set where Elvis was filming Jail House Rock and compete to get a small part as a bathing suit girl on a film.  However, after coming to the set and modeling in her bikini, she was not the final girl to be chosen.  

This sparked her interest in an acting career and since she lived in Los Angeles she decided to pursue a career as an actress.  In 1959, MGM signed her to a contract and in 1960 she got a role in a teen movie called, "Where the Boys Are" followed by a roles in, "The Time Machine" (1960), "The Light in the Piazza" (1962) and "Diamond Head" (1963).  Her earlier career was more successful then her later films as many were commercial failure.  

Yvette did turn to television and appeared on a couple series such as, "Dr. Kildare" (1964) and the television movie, "The Legend of Valentino" (1975).  She also returned to films appearing in, "Jackson County Jail" (1976), "The Black Hole" (1979) and her final film role was in 1992 on the film, "Lady Boss". 
She married the film director Stanley Donen from 1972 through 1985 and had no children.  She then married Howard F. Ruby and Yvette then for the most part pulled away from her acting career and became involved in her other interests such as poetry, dancing, anthropology and working in business focusing on real estate.  She also bought a resort with her husband, Howard F. Ruby in Mexico called Beachhacienda.


1992 Lady Boss 
1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception 
1984-1986 The Love Boat 
1986 The Fifth Missile 
1985 Berrenger's
1984 Obsessive Love 
1983 Night Partners 
1982 Forbidden Love 
1981 Circle of Power 
1979 The Black Hole 
1979 Disaster on the Coastliner 
1978 Outside Chance 
1978 Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell 
1977 Ransom for Alice! 
1977 Snowbeast 
1976 Bell, Book and Candle 
1976 Jackson County Jail 
1975 The Legend of Valentino 
1975 Journey Into Fear 
1974 Hit Lady
1973 The Neptune Factor
1972 Skyjacked 
1971 Black Noon 
1971 Death Takes a Holiday 
1970-1971 The Most Deadly Game 
1970 The Delta Factor
1969 The Picasso Summer 
1968 Three in the Attic
1968 Dark of the Sun 
1967 The Caper of the Golden Bulls
1967 Monkeys, Go Home! 
1965 The Reward 
1965 Joy in the Morning
1964 Looking for Love
1964 Dr. Kildare
1963 Toys in the Attic
1963 Diamond Head 
1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
1962 Light in the Piazza
1962 The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse 
1960 Where the Boys Are 
1960 The Time Machine 
1960 Mr. Lucky
1960 Platinum High School 
1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond
1959 Yancy Derringer 

Matinee Classics - The Black Hole starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, Tom McLoughlin, Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens
Matinee Classics - Snowbeast starring Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan, Clint Walker, Sylvia Sidney, Thomas Babson, Jacquie Botts, Kathy Christopher, Jamie Jamison, Richard Jamison, Liz Jury, Richard Jury, Rob McClung, Annie McEnroe and Victor Raider-Wexler

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