Yvette Vickers

Yvette Lola Vickers (August 26, 1928 – circa 2010) was an American actress, pin-up model and singer. Vickers was born Yvette Vedder in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of jazz musician Charles Vedder. During her youth she traveled with her parents to their various performances. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and studied journalism. While at the university, she took a class in acting and discovered she enjoyed it, so she changed her major to drama. While at UCLA she began making television commercials. She later moved to New York City to model for White Rain shampoo advertisements but eventually returned to California to pursue an acting career. Her first movie appearance is listed as Yvette Vedder in Sunset Boulevard (1950) although she was not listed in the production credits. She made her first movie appearance under the Vickers name in Short Cut to Hell (1957), directed by James Cagney. In 1958, she appeared in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman as Honey Parker. The following year she played the role of Liz Walker in Attack of the Giant Leeches. During the same period she also made a number of appearances in TV shows.


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