The late American actress Stella Stevens was a well-known screen siren who appeared in films, television shows, and plays.
She was born on October 1, 1938, in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Unfortunately, Stella died at 84 on 17th of February, 2023. At the time of her passing, she had a net worth of $10 million in 2023, as per celebritynetworth.
Stevens’ alluring appearances inspired her to become a model. She appeared in Playboy pictorials in 1965 and 1968 and was later crowned the publication’s Playmate of the Month in January 1960.
She was ranked number 27 in Playboy’s list of the 100 sexiest celebrities of the 20th century. Stevens, one of the most photographed women in the world then, later attempted acting, making her stand debut as a chorus girl in the 1959 musical Say One for Me.
In just one year after her debut, Stevens won the Golden Globe for New Star of the Year Actress due to her rapid rise in popularity and sex appeal.
The Nutty Professor (1963), The Silencers (1966), Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) are just a few of the popular movies she appeared in throughout her career.
On TV shows and miniseries like Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1960, 1988), Bonanza (1960), The Love Boat (1977, 1983), Murder, She Wrote (1985), Magnum, P.I. (1986), Highlander: The Series (1995), and Twenty Good Years, Stevens also created a name for herself.
Despite her success, Stevens maintained a true professional demeanor, was extremely talented, and seemed to have a sense of humor because she was still getting bookings well into her seventh decade.
Stella Stevens, an accomplished and alluring actress, model, and Playmate, earned a name for herself in film and television.
Professional Life And Career
In 1950, Stella Caro Stevens made her stage debut as a chorus girl in Bing Crosby’s musical “Say One for Me,” which lasted four decades.
While still employed by Paramount Pictures, Crosby produced and acted in this project. She was prominently captured in Ektachrome in Playboy Magazine’s “100 Hottest Stars of the 20th Century” in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The 1963 comedy “The Nutty Professor,” directed by Jerry Lewis and referenced the song “Beautiful Blue Eyes,” was one of her most popular comedies.
Stella secured a contract with Columbia and appeared in “The Poseidon Adventure” in 1964.
She also had important television parts, such as in the 1960 Bonanza episode “Silent Thunder” and an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
She portrayed Sally Mestin in the 1985 episode of “Murder, She Wrote,” titled “Funeral at Fifty-Mile.” “The American Heroine” and “The Ranch” were both produced by Stella.
She appeared in two “In Cold Blood” episodes in 1996 as the Hotel Keeper. She won the 1960 Golden Globe for New celebrity of the Year Female for her work in “Say One For Me.”