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  1. From IMDB: Date of Birth 11 June 1945, Sacramento, California, USA Birth Name Adrienne Jo Barbeau Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m) Spouse Billy Van Zandt (31 December 1992 - present) 2 children John Carpenter (1 January 1979 - 1984) (divorced) 1 child Trade Mark Her big bust. Trivia Attended Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California. Made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof (1971) in 1968, where she met another young, up-and-coming actress named Bette Midler. "I guess I adopted some of her enthusiasm and hopefully her street smarts," said Barbeau. Gave birth to twin boys, Walker and William. [March 1997] Has son, Cody Carpenter, with John Carpenter. Is of French and Armenian ancestry. Worked as a New York city go-go dancer in a Mafia-run nightclub from 1964-1967 while breaking in on Broadway. She quit after the owner decided to turn the place into a bikini bar. In 1978, a poster of Adrienne wearing a tight purple corset was a best-seller. The poster's image later served as a cover photo for her autobiography. Nominated for a 1972 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for her portrayal of bad-girl Rizzo in the original Broadway production of "Grease". Her roles in The Fog (1980) and Escape from New York (1981) were written specifically with her in mind. Was portrayed by Bridget Jones in an episode of the cult TV series "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (1988). Won the prestigious Theater Guild Award for her portrayal of Rizzo in the original Broadway production of "Grease." Mother is of Armenian ancestry. Her nude scene in Swamp Thing (1982) was intended only for European release but eventually made its way onto an American DVD of the movie -- until a Texas housewife complained of her sons' inadvertently viewing nudity in a PG-rated movie, at which point the DVD was recalled. Bust: 34DD. Sister-in-law of musician and actor Steve Van Zandt. Returned to NY stage for first time in 34 years to portray Judy Garland in "The Property Known as Garland" written by her husband, playwright Billy Van Zandt. The winner of the The Cannonball Run (1981), she also won the heart of her co-start, Burt Reynolds, who was then at the height of his popularity. Her role in Halloween (2007), was ultimately cut from the final finished film. Her memoir, "There Are Worse Things I Can Do," went to #11 on the Los Angeles Times Best-seller list. In her film the The Fog (1980), the two leads, Barbeau and Jamie Lee Curtis, do not appear in any scenes together. Personal Quotes Who knew at the time? It's the same as my horror films. It's wonderful at this point in my career to realize there are pieces of work that have sustained themselves all this time. I'll run into people who say, 'We watch Swamp Thing once a month!' [On her role in The Cannonball Run (1981)]: "All the talent I needed was in my breastbone." [On the remake of The Fog (2005)]: "I have not seen it and I have no desire to see it, either." I'm realizing that a soap offers so many opportunities for a woman my age. At this stage in my career, the roles that are available tend to be the judge or the doctor or somebody's mother - that's what happens when you're the guest star of the week. But GH reminds me in a way of Carnivale, where we never knew what was coming next and it was always exciting and fascinating. There's a lot of meat on this soap! [On her longtime friendship's, Bea Arthur's private life]: She wasn't interested in the notoriety. She wasn't interested in celebrity. She was interested in making people laugh and doing good work. [About her role on "Maude" (1972)]: "If the producers needed information in a scene, my character was the one to do it. What I didn't know is that when I said those things, I was usually walking down a flight of stairs and no one was even listening to me. They were just watching my breasts precede me." [if her own fans from "Maude" (1972) were everywhere]: I think General Hospital is probably reaching new people for me, plus people who grew up watching Maude. I have so many people come up to me when I'm at an autograph signing; I have a picture of Bea and Rue McClanahan from Maude. People say, 'Oh, I didn't know you were on The Golden Girls. [When she started out as a talented actress years before "General Hospital" (1963)]: I just had my first sighting. I was in a department store, and a woman came up to me and said, 'Excuse me, can you tell me where General Hospital films?' [On the death of Bea Arthur in 2009]: I loved her dearly, and I think she loved me. [On her on- and off-screen chemistry with Bea Arthur, who played Maude Findlay]: She was fantastic. She is fantastic. . . . It was a great experience, all six years. Wonderful people to work with and something to be so incredibly proud of, which I took for granted at the time because I came from stage, so I didn't know television at all. I didn't even know what was on. I didn't know Norman Lear's reputation or anything like that. It took me awhile to realize that I had fallen into such a fantastic work situation. And most of that was because of Bea - because she's such a professional, such a great woman to work with. We had a great time. [When she wanted to noticed if Bea Arthur, who played Maude Findlay, was merely arrested]: She ate my uncle Luigi, he came to the set in '73 and asked me to get Bea's autograph for him. I told him to go and get it himself, she doesn't bite. When he didn't come back, I went to Bea's trailer and found her wiping her mouth with the bus ticket I'd sent him. She denied it, of course, and the police never pursued it, not even after she was subsequently rushed to the hospital, two days later, in order to have his wedding ring removed from her lower intestine. Her people claimed it was a gallstone, but I got the ex-rays through the private detective I hired and, trust me, most gallstones don't say, 'To my beloved Luigi, love always, Maria.' [Of Bea Arthur]: I loved Bea dearly and her passing brings a great sadness. We've lost a unique, incredible talent. No one could deliver a line or hold a take like Bea, and no one was more generous or giving to her fellow performers. She was truly one of a kind and her friendship was a cherished blessing for me. Where Are They Now (2006) Release of her memoir, "There Are Worse Things I Could Do". (2008) Release of her book, "Vampyres of Hollywood" by Adrienne with Michael Scott.
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    Caroline Munro

    Thanks for the photos, COP11!
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    Ann-Margret

    Thanks for the photos, Marlen303!
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    Madeline Smith

    From IMDB: Date of Birth 2 August 1949, Hartfield, Sussex, England, UK Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Mini Biography Shapely, dark haired British actress who appeared in a number of sensual film and TV roles that showcased her beauty. She is probably best recognizable as Miss Caruso, the beautiful young Italian agent sleeping with James Bond in the opening of Live and Let Die (1973) whose blue dress zipper meets its match in Bond's magnetic watch. Prior to this, she had worked with Roger Moore in an early TV appearance and he recommended her for the role. IMDb Mini Biography By: [email protected] Spouse David Buck (? - 27 January 1989) (his death) 1 child Trivia In the sixties, her father owned an antiques shop in Kew Gardens, while she worked at Biba's: this was a fashion house in High Street, Kensington, London. It was at this shop that she was approached by the makers of the film _"Escalation"(1968)_ around 1967. Apart from the films and TV shows mentioned in the IMDB listing, she may have appeared in: "Reflections On Love" (1966), an episode of "His and Hers" (1970) called "Neighbours", _"The 19.36 to Didcot" (1975)_, _"In the Looking Glass" (1976)_, _"The Glass Onion" (1978)_. Bust 32B until the age of 21, then blossomed up to a 34DD She was in the initial version of the film 'Mr Forbush and the Penguins' (1971) but was cut out along with the majority of the cast when the director decided to re-edit it. Personal Quotes 'I was a late developer in every sense. At 21, I became interested in men for the first time and men became more interested in me. My body reacted by producing this enomous bosom. It had nothing to do with the Pill, which I've never taken.' 'When you've got a bosom like mine, there's a very narrow margin between being sexy and ridiculous.' 'The most irritating thing is when people assume that because you have a large bosom, you're going to be vapid and silly. I fail to see what glands have got to do with brains.'
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