Barbara Leigh

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Barbara Leigh
Barbara Leigh.jpg
BornBarbara Kish
(1946-11-16) November 16, 1946 (age 67)
Ringgold, Georgia, United States
OccupationActress, model
Years active1969–1979
Spouse(s)Joe Lewis (m. 1976–77)
Children
  • Gerry Haynes (1964–1994)
 
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Barbara Leigh
Barbara Leigh.jpg
BornBarbara Kish
(1946-11-16) November 16, 1946 (age 67)
Ringgold, Georgia, United States
OccupationActress, model
Years active1969–1979
Spouse(s)Joe Lewis (m. 1976–77)
Children
  • Gerry Haynes (1964–1994)

Barbara Leigh (born Barbara Kish; November 16, 1946) is a former American actress and fashion model. Her breakthrough role came in 1972 with the film Junior Bonner, which she starred alongside her then-boyfriend Steve McQueen. She would later go on to become the first model to wear the Vampirella costume on the cover of the original Warren Vampirella magazine, #67 (March 1978).[1]

Early life[edit]

Barbara Leigh was born in Ringgold, Georgia. At the age of 17, she gave birth to her only son, Gerry Haynes.[2]

Later career[edit]

In 2002, she published a memoir titled The King, McQueen, and The Love Machine (ISBN 1401038859), which accounts her romances with McQueen, Elvis Presley, and Jim Aubrey in the early 1970s.[3]

Since the late 90s, she has served as an Assistant Photo Editor for Playboy Magazine in Santa Monica, CA.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1969The Ballad of Andy CrockerMia
1970The Most Deadly GameKarenTV Series: 1 Episode
1970The Student NursesPriscilla
1971Pretty Maids All in a RowJean McDrew
1971The Christian Licorice Store1st Starlet
1972Junior BonnerCharmagne
1973Terminal IslandBunny
1973The President’s Plane is MissingWAFTV Movie
1974Smile Jenny, You’re DeadMildredTV Movie
1975Boss NiggerMiss Pruitt
1975BarettaKaren DennsionTV Series: 1 Episode
1975Harry OGinaTV Series: 2 Episodes
1978The Rockford FilesSylviaTV Series: 1 Episode
1978CHiPsPaulaTV Series: 1 Episode
1978The Incredible HulkJune TobeyTV Series: 1 Episode
1979Swim TeamMrs. Mandrake, the Biorhythms Coach
1979SevenAlexa
1979Mistress of the ApesLaura

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard J. Arndt, 3 July 2005, The Warren Magazines, accessed 8 April 2010
  2. ^ Manning, Michael (29 January 2009). "The Interview: Actress & Model Barbara Leigh (Conclusion)". The Interview. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Barbara Leigh". Elvis Information Network. July 2002. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 

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