Beverly Adams

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Beverly Adams
Beverly-adams-trailer.jpg
Beverly Adams in trailer for "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (1965)
Born(1945-11-07) November 7, 1945 (age 68)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Other namesBeverly Sassoon
OccupationActress/Author
Years active1964–present
Spouse(s)Vidal Sassoon (m. 1966–80)
 
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Beverly Adams
Beverly-adams-trailer.jpg
Beverly Adams in trailer for "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (1965)
Born(1945-11-07) November 7, 1945 (age 68)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Other namesBeverly Sassoon
OccupationActress/Author
Years active1964–present
Spouse(s)Vidal Sassoon (m. 1966–80)

Beverly Adams (born November 7, 1945) is a Canadian-born actress and author.

Early life and career[edit]

Adams was born in Edmonton, Alberta to a Canadian mother and a U.S. Air Force father (who once played minor league baseball) and was raised Roman Catholic. As a child, Adams moved to Burbank, California where, as a teen, she competed in and won beauty contests before becoming an actress.[1][2] During her career, Adams appeared in various guest roles in television series of the 1960s. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the klutzy, redheaded Cassandra in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and the recurring role of Lovey Kravezit in the Matt Helm movies starring Dean Martin.

After marrying hairstylist Vidal Sassoon in 1966, Adams retired from acting to raise the couple's four children. During her retirement from acting, Adams (going by her married name of Beverly Sassoon) published several books and served as a spokeswoman for Vidal Sassoon, Inc. In 1980, the couple divorced and Adams returned to acting. She also launched her own line of pet care products, Beverly Sassoon Pet Care System.[3]

They had four children, including or in addition to one adopted son:[4] daughter Catya (1968–2002), an actress who died from a drug-induced heart attack; son Elan BenVidal (b. January 17, 1970);[5][6] son David (b. circa 1972);[7] and daughter Eden Sassoon (born circa 1973).[7] Some sources additionally cite son Oley Sassone, a music-video director who spells his last name slightly differently,[8][9] but this appears to be uncertain.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1963The Adventures of Ozzie and HarrietGloriaEpisode: "Wally's Pen Pal"
1964ChanningThe 1st CoedEpisode: "My Son, the All-American"
1964Dr. KildareVarious roles2 episodes
1964The New InternsUncredited
1964RoustaboutCoraUncredited
1964–1965Burke's LawVarious roles3 episodes
1965Girl HappyGirl #2Uncredited
1965BewitchedDora "D. D." Danger O'RileyEpisode: "George the Warlock"
1965How to Stuff a Wild BikiniCassandra
1965GidgetTreasureEpisode: "In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust"
1965Winter A-Go-GoJo Ann Wallace
1965Camp RunamuckPretty womanEpisode: "The New Swimming Pool"
1966The SilencersLovey Kravezit
1966Birds Do ItClaudine Wald
1966Se Tutte le Donne del MondoKarinAlternative title: If All the Women in the World
1966Murderers' RowLovey Kravezit
1967Devil's AngelsLynn
1967The AmbushersLovey Kravezit
1967Torture GardenCarla Hayes
1968HammerheadIvory
1980Quincy, M.E.Dr. Jerri McCrackenEpisode: "New Blood"
1982CHiPsEpisode: "Head Over Heels"
1983-1984No Place Like HomeLorraine Codd6 episodes
1992Silk StalkingsAnna AlexisEpisode: "Baser Instincts"
1996Mind GamesBoard Member #1
1996The GuiltVivian CornellEpisode: "Dean's Office"
1997–1999ProfilerVarious roles2 episodes

Awards nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryResult
1967Laurel AwardsFemale New FaceNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ People: "He's Hung Up His Scissors, but Vidal and Beverly Sassoon Are on Beauty's Cutting Edge" by Barbara Wilkins March 29, 1976
  2. ^ "Beverly Adams". northernstars.ca. Retrieved 2008-11-27. [dead link]
  3. ^ Lisanti, Tom; O'Neill, Eileen; Paul, Louis (2002). Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962-1973. McFarland. p. 36. ISBN 0-7864-1194-5. 
  4. ^ "Slowing Down Not My Style". thisisbath. September 4, 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mary Marshall Engaged to Wed W.E. O'Connell; Son to Mrs. Vidal Sassoon". The New York Times. January 19, 1970. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bowers, Katherine (October 2008). "Sassoon's Heir Apparent". W. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Taylor, Angela (November 13, 1976). "New Sassoon Style Is Over the Counter". The New York Times. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ Ito, Robert (March 2005). "Fantastic Faux!". Los Angeles. p. 110. 
  9. ^ "Sassone, Oley; List of alternative name: Sassone, Francis G.". British Film Institute. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 

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