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Yvette Vickers

Actress

Born - 26 August 1928, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died - 27 April 2011

Fluffily blonde, ever smiling pin-up actress in drive-in movies of the late 1950s. The date of death given is that of the discovery of her body, which had lain undiscovered in her apartment for many months. Born Iola Yvette Vedder, and once a Playboy 'Playmate of the Month', she had played bit parts in films in her early twenties, including one in Sunset Boulevard (1950). But it was towards the end of the 1950s that she sprang to pin-up prominence and began attracting larger roles: Reform School Girl (1957), Short Cut to Hell (1957), I, Mobster (1958), Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958), Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959), Pressure Point (1962) and Hud (1963). Her acting after that was sporadic, although she did have roles in What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) and Evil Spirits (1990), her last. She died from heart disease.