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  • Light in the Piazza

  • Dark Of The Sun

  • Toys in the Attic

  • The Picasso Summer

  • Skyjacked

  • The Neptune Factor

  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

  • Diamond Head

  • Where the Boys Are

  • Monkeys, Go Home!

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Yvette Mimieux Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 8, 1942
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Born to a French father and Mexican mother, actress Yvette Mimieux grew up within shouting distance of Hollywood Boulevard. The blonde, well-proportioned Mimieux was a beauty contest winner and model when signed to an MGM contract in 1959. With her second film appearance as ethereal 800th century girl Weena in [[Feature~V50002~The Time Machine~thetimemachine]] (1960), Mimieux achieved stardom; with her next film, [[Feature~V54229~Where the Boys Are~wheretheboysare]] (1960), she proved capable of heavy dramatics via a discreetly handled "gang rape" sequence. An appearance as a terminally ill girl on the 1964 [[Feature~V284263~Dr. Kildare~drkildare[tvseries]]] episode "Tyger Tyger" drew a great deal of press attention for Mimieux, principally because she spent most of her early scenes in a bikini. The actress's subsequent roles showed promise, but she generally found herself playing second fiddle to the leading man; in Disney's [[Feature~V33135~Monkeys Go Home~monkeysgohome]] (1966), she was upstaged by a chimpanzee. Tired of adhering to the whims of others, Mimieux took to writing her own screenplays: in the 1974 TV movie [[Feature~V22623~Hit Lady~hitlady]], she is undeniably impressive as a scantily clad professional assassin. Since her 1972 marriage to director [[Performer~P88027~Stanley Donen~stanleydonen]] Mimieux has curtailed her film appearances to devote her time to her husband, her poetry, her dance and music lessons, and her many lucrative business endeavors. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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