With drop-dead gorgeous looks, Rosanne used her celebrity as a former Playboy Playmate to make the jump
to Hollywood. Although she never played in any A-List films, Rosanne always bought a lot of energy and class to the projects
she was involved in, such as 1976's The Muthers.
FILMOGRAPHY: The Swinging Cheerleader (74), Ebony, Ivory and Jade (76), The Muthers (76), Chesty Anderson
USN (76), Motel Hell (80), Body and Soul (81), Zapped (82),
Former Miss Ohio beauty queen who became more famous as a sports announcer and television host then as an
actress. Jayne's foray into film consisted of primarily Blaxploitation flicks such as 1977's Big
Time. However, whether she was interviewing Ali on the popular sports bio show Greatest Sports Legends
or doing a love scene with then husband Leon Isaac Kennedy in 1981's Body and Soul, Jayne was breathtaking to behold.
FILMOGRAPHY: Group Marriage (72), The Muthers (76), Cover Girls (77), Big Time (77), Fighting Mad
(78), Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (79), Body and Soul (81).
A portrait of bewitching beauty, Nancy Kwan burst onto the Hollywood scene as the love obsession of
William Holden in 1960's The World of Suzie Wong. However, after early success, Nancy found herself drifting
through dozens of B-Movies as her career fizzled out by the mid-seventies. She appeared in 1993's Dragon:
The Bruce Lee Story, showing that time did little to distort her beauty.
FILMOGRAPHY: The World of Suzie Wong (60). Flower Drum Song (61), Main Attraction (62), Tamahine (63),
The Wild Affair (63), Fate is the Hunter (64), Drop Dead Darling (66), Nobody's Perfect (68), The Wrecking Crew (69), The
McMasters (70), The Deadly and the Beautiful (73), Night Creature (77).
Dripping with sexuality, Abbe Lane was at her best performing live as a night club singer. Her first
big break came when she was selected as the feature vocalist for The Xavier Cugat Orchestra. She turned that break into
a short Hollywood film career, usually cast as the "exotic." She would make several more films in Italy, but it would
always be her sexy stage shows that her fans will most remember.
FILMOGRAPHY: Wings of the Hawk (53), Ride Clear of Diablo (54), The Americano (55), Chicago Syndicate
(55), The Lady Doctor (57), Ceasar Against the Pirates (62).
Sin-suously sexy Barbara Leigh made a host of really bad B-Movies such as 1973's Terminal
Island (which by the way also starred a yet unknownTom Selleck). In the late 70's, she was selected for
the coveted role of comic book heroine Vampirella by Hammer Studios, but fate was unkind to Barbara, when the film
that probably would have boosted her career, was shelved due to Hammer Studio's bankruptcy.
FILMOGRAPHY: The Student Nurses (70), Pretty Maids All in a Row (71), Junior Bonner (72), Terminal
Island (73), Black Bounty Hunter (75).
Ay Caramba! This lady looks so good, you will sit through the horribly bad Prehistoric Women,
just to ogle her gorgeous frame. A popular model before turning to acting, Laurette would never rise to leading lady
status throughout her film career, much to Hollywood's shame.
FILMOGRAPHY: Killer Shark (50), D.O.A. (50), Prehistoric Women (50), African Treasures (52), Siren
of Bagdad (53), Jungle Gents (54).
Sexy Barbara Luna had show business in her blood from childhood, appearing in the Broadway version of South
Pacific at the age of two. She grew into a luscious young lady appearing in numerous films, mostly of the B-Grade
variety. Barbara also appeared on some of the more popular TV shows of the 60's and 70's such as Mission Impossible,
Big Valley, Star Trek and The Six Million Dollar Man to name a few. FILMOGRAPHY:
Tank Battalion (57), The Devil at 4 O'Clock (61), Five Weeks in a Balloon (62), Dime With a Halo (63), Mail Order Bride (64),
Che! (69), The Gatling Gun (73), The Concrete Jungle (82).
Whether as a brunette or a platinum blonde (as she would appear
later in her career) gorgeous Latin-American Adele Mara was a pleasure to behold. Multi-talented, with the range
to play roles as diverse as comedy, musicals or serious drama, Adele was one of the busiest actresses
of the 40's starring in over 50 films during that period.
FILMOGRAPHY: Shut My Big Mouth (42), Alias Boston Blackie
(42), You Were Never Lovelier (42), Thoroughbreds (44), Bells of Rosarita (45), The Tiger Woman (45), Song of Mexico (45),
The Catman of Paris (46), The Inner Circle (46), Twilight on the Rio Grande (47), Blackmail (47), Angels in Exile (48), Sands
of Iwo Jima (49).
Breathtakingly beautiful, Meredith is fondly remembered for her
role on the hit 60's television show Petticoat Junction as sexy Billie Jo Bradley (she was the third actress to play
the part but no doubt the hottest of the three). Unfortunately, Meredith's career stalled once the show was cancelled,
and she would do only a handful of made-for-television movies afterwards.
FILMOGRAPHY: Beach Party (63), Bikini Beach (64), Norwood
(70), Werewolf of Woodstock (75), My Friends Need Killing (76), Sketches of a Strangler (78), Earthbound (81).
The Queen of the B-Movies! And boy, what a Queen! Was she a great actress? Well,
that'd debatable, but hey, like an old guy once told me, "She can't make an omelette, but damn she still cooks!"
Maria was one of the most beautiful stars to ever grace the silver screen. Although her films like 1942's Arabian
Nights and The Cobra Woman in 1944, were the epitome of B-Movie, pulp fiction, they served there purpose to
entertain, and Maria, ahhh, Maria was the object of every red-blooded man's fantasy.
FILMOGRAPHY: That Night in Rio (41), South of Tahiti (41), Arabian Nights (42), White Savage (43),
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (44), Cobra Woman (44), Gypsy Wildcat (44), Sudan (45), Tangier (46), Pirates of Monterey (47),
Siren of Atlantis (49).
They don't make em like this anymore, and that's a damn shame. Sexy, stacked Cleo Moore may not fit
the profile of today's toothpick thin actresses, but it only takes one look at her in a film such as 1956's Over-Exposed,
to know that she could ignite a screen like the best of them. She began her career as a top model for popular men's
magazines of the time like Modern Man and of course Playboy, before gaining screen fame starring in a number of low-budget
films produced by her husband actor/director Hugo Haas.
FILMOGRAPHY: Congo Bill (48), Rio Grande Patrol (50), Gambling House (51), Strange Fascination (52),
One Girl's Confession (53), Thy Neighbor's Wife (53), Bait (54), The Other Woman (54), Over-Exposed (56).
A dynamite singer, credible actress and...oh, who are we kidding, Meg was one STACKED lady! With measurements
of 42-24-36, it was hard to look past numbers like that to see that Meg was as talented as she was sexy. Her layouts
in 50's magazines such as Night & Day and Caberet were legendary in their popularity.
FILMOGRAPHY: The Phenix City Story (55), Calypso Heat Wave (57), Satan in High Heels (62), A Lovely
Way to Die (68).