Stevens, Stella 1936–

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STEVENS, Stella 1936–


Original name, Estelle Caro Eggleston; born October 1, 1936, in Yazoo City, MS (some sources say Hot Coffee, MS); daughter of Thomas Ellett and Dovey Estelle (maiden name, Caro) Eggleston; married Noble Herman Stephens, September 1, 1954 (divorced); children: Andrew (a producer, actor, director, and writer). Education: Attended Memphis State University.

Addresses: Manager—Craig Management, 125 S. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actress, director, writer, and producer. Stellavisions (a production company), founder, 1989. Worked as a model at Goldsmith's Department Store, Memphis, TN; Playboy Playmate of the Month, January 1960.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, most promising newcomer—female, 1960; Golden Laurel Award nomination (8th place), top female new personality, 1962.


Film Appearances:

Chorine, Say One for Me, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1959.

The Blue Angel, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1959.

Appassionata Von Climax, Li'l Abner, Paramount, 1960.

Nina Jameson, Man–Trap (also known as Man in Hiding), Paramount, 1961.

Robin Gantner, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Paramount, 1962.

Jess Polanski, Too Late Blues, Paramount, 1962.

Dolly Daley, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1963.

Stella Purdy, The Nutty Professor (also known as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Paramount, 1963.

Martha Lou, Advance to the Rear (also known as Company of Cowards?), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1964.

Violet Lawson, The Secret of My Success, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1965.

Joaney Adamic, Synanon (also known as Get Off My Back), Columbia, 1965.

Perla, Rage (also known as El mal), Columbia, 1966.

Gail Hendricks, The Silencers, Columbia, 1966.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Lionpower from MGM (short film), 1967.

Carol Corman, How to Save a Marriage—And Ruin Your Life (also known as Band of Gold), Columbia, 1968.

Stacey Woodward, Sol Madrid (also known as The Heroin Gang), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1968.

Sister George, Where Angels Go ... Trouble Follows, Columbia, 1968.

Ellen Hardy, The Mad Room, Columbia, 1969.

Hildy, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Warner Bros., 1970.

Alvira, A Town Called Hell (also known as A Town Called Bastard and Una ciudad llamada Bastarda), Scotia International, 1971.

Ann Cooper, Slaughter (also known as Massacre), American International, 1972.

Yvonne Kellerman, Stand Up and Be Counted, Columbia, 1972.

Linda Rogo, The Poseidon Adventure, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1973.

Karen, Arnold, Cinerama, 1973.

Bianca Javin/Dragon Lady, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (also known as Nu jin gang dou kuang long nu), Warner Bros., 1975.

Lucky, Las Vegas Lady (also known as Raid on Ceasars), Crown International, 1976.

Marty Reeves, Nickelodeon, Columbia, 1976.

Liz, Mister Deathman, 1977.

Amelia Crusoe, The Manitou, AVCO–Embassy, 1978.

Marg Graves, Wacko, Greydon Clark, 1981.

Captain Taylor, Chained Heat (also known as Das Frauenlager), Jensen Farley, 1983.

Ladies Night, 1983.

Nicki Dixon, The Longshot, Orion, 1986.

Margo Crane, The Monster in the Closet, Troma, 1987.

Kara, The Terror Within II (also known as The Terror Within 2), Concorde, 1990.

Beverly Hills, Mom, 1990.

Sonny More, Exiled in America, 1990.

Sophie, Down the Drain, 1990.

Betty, Last Call, 1991.

Nancy, South Beach (also known as Night Caller), 1992.

Mrs. Robinson, The Nutt House (also known as The Nutty Nutt), Triboro Entertainment Group, 1992.

Herself, Playmates: The Early Years (also known as Playboy's "Playmates: The Early Years"), 1992.

Mrs. Clara Madison, Little Devils: The Birth, 1993.

Doc, Eye of the Stranger, Silver Lake International Pictures, 1993.

Frannie Sibley, Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III (also known as Body Chemistry 3: Point of Seduction), New Horizons Home Video, 1994.

Mrs. Sweeny, Molly & Gina (also known as Burnhill), A–Pix Entertainment, 1994.

Susan, Hard Drive (also known as Enter Deliah), Triboro Entertainment, 1994.

Cicily, Illicit Dreams, Republic Entertainment, 1995.

Granny, The Granny (also known as The Granny: A Blood Relative and The Matriarch), A*Vision Entertainment, 1995.

Fran Sibley, Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (also known as Body Chemistry 4), New Horizons Home Video, 1995.

Mrs. March, Star Hunter, Concorde, 1995.

Gail Regent, Bikini Hotel, Cine Excel Entertainment, 1997.

Mrs. Herbert Pringle, Invisible Mom, Concorde, 1997.

Stella, Size 'Em Up (short film), 2001.

Herself, Jim Brown All American, 2002.

Fiona Champyon, The Long Ride Home, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Betty, Blessed, DEJ Productions, 2004.

Joan, Glass Trap, 2004.

Henrietta, Popstar, 2005.

Film Work:

Producer and director, The American Heroine (documentary), Stellar Films, 1983.

Director, The Ranch (also known as Wild Rose Ranch), Westsky Entertainment, 1988.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jane Hancock, Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.

Lute Mae Sanders, Flamingo Road, NBC, 1981–82.

Phyllis Blake, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1989–90.

Jake, General Hospital, ABC, 1996, 1999.

Doreen Krudup, Strip Mall, Comedy Central, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Louise Crawford, The French Atlantic Affair, ABC, 1979.

Thelma, hotel keeper, In Cold Blood, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Elizabeth Chapel, In Broad Daylight, ABC, 1971.

Sheila Chilko, Climb an Angry Mountain, NBC, 1972.

Linda Reston, Linda, ABC, 1973.

Kate Barker, The Day the Earth Moved, ABC, 1974.

Gold Dust, Honky Tonk, NBC, 1974.

Lola Watkins, boarding house proprietress, Wanted: The Sundance Woman (also known as Mrs. Sundance Rides Again, ABC, 1976.

Kate Malloy, The Night They Took Miss Beautiful, NBC, 1977.

Stella Chernak, Murder in Peyton Place, NBC, 1977.

Marilyn Magnesun, Cruise into Terror (also known as Voyage into Evil), ABC, 1978.

Edyth, Friendships, Secrets, and Lies, NBC, 1979.

Deidra Price, Make Me an Offer, ABC, 1980.

Sherry Malik, Children of Divorce, NBC, 1980.

Carolyn Moore, Twirl, NBC, 1981.

Lieutenant Janet Alexander, Women of San Quentin, NBC, 1983.

Katherine Lundquist, Amazons, ABC, 1984.

Nellie Wilder, No Man's Land, NBC, 1984.

Della Valance/Deb Potts, A Masterpiece of Murder, NBC, 1986.

The History of White People in America: Volume II, 1986.

Mimi Carteret, Power, Passion and Murder, 1987.

Mrs. Kimble, Adventures beyond Belief (also known as Neat and Tidy), 1987.

Joey Day, Man against the Mob (also known as Trouble in the City of Angels), NBC, 1988.

Katherine St. Urban, Fatal Confessions: A Father Dowling Mystery, NBC, 1988.

Sandra Summers, Jake Spanner, Private Eye (also known as Hoodwinked and The Old Dick), USA Network, 1989.

Lawanda, "Tonya: The Battle of Wounded Knee," Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (also known as National Lampoon's "Attack of the 5 Ft 2 Woman"), Showtime, 1994.

Mary, Virtual Combat (also known as Grid Runners), HBO, 1995.

Mrs. Beecham, Subliminal Seduction (also known as The Corporation, Flash Frame, Mind Storm, Roger Corman Presents "Flash Frame," and Roger Corman Presents "Subliminal Seduction"), Showtime, 1996.

Mama Max, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, NBC, 1997.

Natalie Parris, The Christmas List, The Family Channel, 1997.

Eli, By Dawn's Early Light, Showtime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Marcia, The New, Original Wonder Woman, ABC, 1975.

Stella Stafford, Kiss Me, Kill Me, CBS, 1977.

Martha McVea, Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging, NBC, 1977.

Leonara Klopman, The New Love Boat (also known as The Love Boat III), ABC, 1977.

Virna Stewart, The Jordan Chance, CBS, 1978.

Dr. Fleming, Hart to Hart, ABC, 1979.

Lucy, Express to Terror, NBC, 1979.

Lute Mae Sanders, Flamingo Road, NBC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, The Bob Hope Thanksgiving Special, 1964.

The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1968. Nashville Remembers Elvis on His Birthday, NBC, 1978.

Elvis Remembered: Nashville to Hollywood, NBC, 1980.

Bob Hope's All–Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars, NBC, 1980.

Bob Hope's Women I Love—Beautiful But Funny, NBC, 1982.

Mimi Carteret, Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (also known as A Table at Ciro's), PBS, 1987.

Judge, 1989 Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 1989.

Herself, Jerry Lewis: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Narrator, Cult Culture: The Poseidon Adventure (documentary), 2003.

Herself, Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (documentary), Starz!, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Judy, "Craig's Will," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1960.

Suzanne, "Uncertain Vengeance," Johnny Ringo, CBS, 1960.

Laura Jericho, "The Graduation Dress," General Electric Theatre, CBS, 1960.

Carol Judd, "Kakua Woman," Hawaiian Eye, ABC, 1960.

Ann "Annie" Croft, "Silent Thunder," Bonanza, NBC, 1960.

Sugie Walters, "Zigzag," Riverboat, NBC, 1960.

May Alberti, "The Great Alberti," General Electric Theater, CBS, 1961.

Linda Laurence, "Conspiracy of Silence," Follow the Sun, ABC, 1961.

Kay Cogswell, "The Balloon Girl," Frontier Circus, CBS, 1962.

Ellen, "Craig's Will," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1965.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, NBC, 1971.

Joanna Brent, "The Dead We Leave Behind," Ghost Story, NBC, 1972.

Ivy Tunwright, "Hangman's Wages," Hec Ramsey, NBC, 1972.

Jill Hammond, "Ten Thousand Dollars a Page," Banacek, NBC, 1973.

Margaret Case, "The Losing Game," Police Story, NBC, 1975.

Hannah Morgan, "Hannah's Girl," The Oregon Trail, NBC, 1977.

Clover McKenna, "Whose Party Is It Anyway?," Matt Houston, ABC, 1983.

"Eternal Flame/A Date with Burt," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983.

"The Captain's Crush/Off–Course Romance/Out of My Hair," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Erica Chase, "It Happened One Afternoon: Parts 1 & 2," Newhart, CBS, 1983.

"Rhino of the Year/One Last Time/For Love or Money," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Marion Sommers, "Saturday's Child/The Fantasy Island Girl," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983.

Rita DeLaine, "Flesh and Blood," Hotel, ABC, 1984.

Stella, "Help Wanted: Angel," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1984.

Irene Danbury, "Harry and the Madam," Night Court, NBC, 1984.

Sally Mestin, "Funeral at Fifty–Mile," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Loretta "Lolly" Vanderpost, "Find Me a Rainbow," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1986.

Georgia Brooks, "Twist," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network, 1988.

Lyia, "Over Your Dead Body," Dream On, 1990.

Georgia Farren, "A Woman Much Admired," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1991.

Muffy Fuller, "In the Name of Love," Dangerous Curves, CBS, 1992.

Donna DeVries, "Eastbridge Boulevard," The Commish, ABC, 1993.

"Who Killed the Romance?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994.

Margaret Lang, "Vendetta," Highlander, syndicated, 1995.

Dave's mother, "The Mommies," Dave's World, CBS, 1995.

Amanda Sixkiller, "Love Hurts," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1996.

"What about the Fans?," Arli$$, HBO, 1996.

Mrs. Morton, "When She Was Bad," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1996.

Suzie Dupree, "Deliverance," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1997.

Lorraine, "The Getaway," Viper, syndicated, 1998.

Herself, "The Poseidon Adventure Backstory," Backstory, AMC, 2001.

Also appeared as Emma, Marker, UPN.

Stage Appearances:

Dee Dee West, Follies, Wadsworth Theatre, Los Angeles, 2002.


Video Games:

Voice of Lou Ann, Phantasmagoria (also known as Roberta Williams' "Phantasmagoria"), Sierra OnLine, 1995.



(With William Hegner) Razzle Dazzle, Tom Doherty Associates, 1999.

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