"Jayne [Mansfield] said she [posed nude] for art. What a laugh! She's insecure about her acting ability, and she panicked." - Stella Stevens
I met Stevens two years ago, wonderful, warm, intelligent woman. We talked about The Poseidon Adventure (Borgnine, who I also met, was sitting beside her at the convention), her apathy toward Elvis, and her fabulous turn in Lil' Abner. She has a great commentary on one of the Poseidon dvds. I got an autographed photo of her, a candid of her sitting on the "capsize" ballroom set. She said they made two copies of the evening gown she wore, one was ruined in the production, the other is in The Smithsonian.
But did you get to ask her about Roz Russell??
I wish. There were quite a few...ahem...older men behind me in line wanting thier pin-up photos signed. I could only gush so much. By the way, I love the fact that she's from a town called Hot Coffee.
"Art films? Nudies! That's all they are. Nudies."
I remember finding my dad's Playboy magazine as a kid in the 1960's and was shocked to see Stella Stevens in the buff...maybe she shouldn't have been so quick to criticize Jayne.