Friday, August 27, 2010

Cult Movie Beauty - Yvette Vickers

No one of the right age who saw Yvette Vickers onscreen could easily forget her. If you were an old monster movie fan you might see her strutting her stuff in ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES or ATTACK OF THE 50 FT. WOMAN and wonder what other genre roles she played. Its a sad realization that she didn't get to do more such movies. Other than a lot of television work that might interest fans of those films her only other 'cult' role is in Curtis Harrington's WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN but that was much later in her career. I need to listen to the commentary track she does with Tom Weaver on the DVD of ATTACK OF THE 50 FT. WOMAN. We all need a beautiful bad girl in our life sometimes.



4 comments:

Brian Lindsey said...

Yessir, she sho' was a honey.

She definitely steamed up that podunk country store in ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES... It's a wonder that every straight man in the county wasn't findin' some excuse to just hang out there and shoot the breeze. ("Up fer another game of checkers, Clem?")

Nick Cato said...

Vickers was a goddess!

Jason said...

Wanna know what's really creepy? That elderly, forgotten shut-in that she'ld become was already dead and rotting on the floor of her house when you posted this.

www.websitenow.ws said...

Found mummified in her home 5/2/2011
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/early-playboy-playmate-and-b-movie-acress-yvette-vickers-found-dead-in-benedict-canyon.html