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R.I.P. YVETTE VICKERS, THE QUEEN OF SCREAM
When an actress friend found her mummified remains in her cluttered Los Angeles home on Cielo Drive, YVETTE VICKERS had been dead possibly for as long as a year. While the mystery of the actress’s demise continues to be investigated, the star of ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN and ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES(who also had bit parts in BEACH PARTY and alongside PAUL NEWMAN in HUD) and Playboy’s June 1959 Playmate of the Month (photographed by Russ Meyer, a man who could appreciate her 35-22-35 measurements), generated more publicity, and more accolades, in death than she ever did when she was alive. A look back at Ms. Vickers’s laudable resume.